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[4]: Hmmm
by alcibiades on Mon 18th Oct 2010 08:14 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Hmmm"
alcibiades
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Target disk mode is a minor feature of the OS, its not because the hardware is any different. What it lets you do is boot from another PC's hard drive, as if it were an external hard drive.

Its of limited interest to Windows or Linux installations since the hardware supported is much wider and one install cannot normally simply be transferred to another. You could go into terminal mode I suppose.

My point was not that hardware configurations are identical across manufacturers, they are not. My point was that there is as much difference between different HP systems as there is between an HP and a Mac. In short, this is not about diffences between populations, but about differences between individuals.

We can all argue about which particular sort of computer configuration we would like, but the fact is, there are no macs any more. There are generic x86 machines packaged together by Apple, HP, Dell Asus or whoever, which differ by choice of components. And that is the only difference. Its not design.

Well, except for the case. Now that really is design.

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