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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RE: The Ipad
by Dr.Mabuse on Mon 26th Mar 2012 02:47 UTC in reply to "The Ipad "
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...And yet, to this day, I still can't think of anything worth doing on a tablet (please note, I said "tablet" not iPad.) The cheap-o Android I bought to test the waters is now simply gathering dust.

I guess I'm not completely alone, judging by the fairly heated responses around here (didn't take us long to invoke Godwin's law.)

So this is the paradox for me. How Apple can make money hand over fist, yet make a product that seemingly has no tangible benefit for people who "want to get things done." (See my previous posts as to what constitutes "doing work.") I reckon that's doing in a few heads around here.

In my view, that means Apple are simply the worlds most successful toy manufacturer at this point in time. Comparisons with IBM should end there!

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