Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 15:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I'm currently reading Jerry Kaplan's excellent book "Startup: a Silicon Valley adventure". In this book, Kaplan, founder and CEO of GO Corp., details the founding, financing and eventual demise of his highly innovative company, including the development and workings of their product. What's so surprising about this book is just how timeless it really is - the names and products may have changed, but the business practices and company attitudes surely haven't.
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Perhaps the book was just bad in 1989
by scarr on Sat 24th Mar 2012 02:46 UTC
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This article makes it seem like the book is just an overly generalized diatribe of "big scary company". If you can just replace IBM with Apple in said book, and if doing so still seems to "make sense", then I think you are getting caught up in the emotion of it all and not concentrating on facts.

Edit: I'm not defending big capitalist companies... they do a lot of really crappy stuff. But I don't think it is fair to paint them all with the same brush.

Edited 2012-03-24 02:47 UTC

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