Linked by David Adams on Wed 6th Oct 2010 16:51 UTC
Apple Let me tell you, when what you teach and develop every day has the title "Innovation" attached to it, you reach a point where you tire of hearing about Apple. Without question, nearly everyone believes the equation Apple = Innovation is a fundamental truth--akin to the second law of thermodynamics, Boyle's Law, or Moore's Law. But ask these same people if they understand exactly how Apple comes up with their ideas and what approach the company uses to develop blockbuster products--whether it is a fluky phenomenon or based on a repeatable set of governing principles--and you mostly get a dumbfounded stare. This response is what frustrates me most, because people worship what they don't understand.
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axilmar
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2006-03-20

Apple is not an innovator. Where did you see real innovation coming from Apple?

The GUI was invented by Doug Engelbart and perfected by Xerox.

The web was invented at Cern.

Touch screen devices have been around for ages.

Apple produces the most polished products, that's a given. But in no way they are innovators.

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