Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Oct 2010 20:54 UTC
Apple Is it an indication of Steve Jobs' (in)famous strive for perfection, or just stupid bone-headedness? The white variant of the iPhone 4 was first delayed for a few weeks, but those few weeks became 'end of the year'. Now we know why: the manufacturers Apple employs are apparently having issues matching the shades of white of the various components. This anecdote ties in nicely with a very interesting interview with John Sculley about Steve Jobs' ways of doing business.
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RE[6]: Hmmm
by Neolander on Sun 17th Oct 2010 20:37 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Hmmm"
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(Target disk mode means you can boot any Mac in a 'disk mode' where it behaves like an external drive to other macs. Very useful in various circumstances e. g. when moving to new HW or in support situations)

That's just a crappy Mac workaround to replace an ability PC users have had for ages : take the HDD out of the computer with no skills and only a screw driver.

And you are satisfied with the given? Engineering is not about selling the same piece of HW 1'000'000 times. It's about pushing further. With the "it's standard" attitude we would have been stuck with CP/M and 8bit CPUs.

Yeah, I'm satisfied with the current PC market as far as hardware is concerned. Good enough for me, except for the weight/hardness (I'd love to see a computer as light and flexible as a sheet of paper) and those horrible LCD screens that just need to die and be replaced by OLED as quickly as possible.

My main gripes with computers nowadays are in software. Same for most people. There's a lot to fix in there.

I really like vendors that are able to disrupt the 'standards' market with new innovations - that do real HW engineering and not only throw together the cheapest 'standards' parts. That try to improve customer experience and not just brag with useless spec lists.

I think it's that line of thinking that led that engineering failure that shiny LCD screens are to become so widespread. The will to make something new.

And why has it become a standard feature? (see my point now)

I wish it hadn't. I dislike it when I have to buy things I don't need together with things I need.

Edited 2010-10-17 20:40 UTC

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