Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Feb 2007 15:51 UTC
Apple "Ten years ago to this very week, Steve Jobs killed Apple. Or he began to take apart many of the projects and organization that many inside and outside the company thought of as Apple's value to the computing industry. This event was the announcement of the company's infamous spring 1997 reorganization, which continued step-by-step throughout the spring. For the company's long-suffering developers and ISVs, push came to shove at the annual WWDC, where Steve Jobs revealed his plans for Apple's future direction. Today, with the iPod-influenced haze over of recent Apple history as well as the success of Apple's retail strategy and the Intel-Macintosh transition, we forget that some of that 'future' talked up in 1997 never happened."
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by sp29 on Sun 11th Feb 2007 21:24 UTC
sp29
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2006-01-04

I don't agree with that, because how will you do real work on a small phone even with a monitor plugged in, a phone doesn't offer the computer power in raw processor and memory strenght, let alone a decent video card to do real work. I mean correct me if I'm wrong, because I don't see that coming in the next few yrs.

Edited 2007-02-11 21:27

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by rayiner on Sun 11th Feb 2007 22:06 in reply to "X"
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2005-07-06

A large fraction of the "real work" people doesn't require a lot of processing power or memory. And video cards are more often used for avoiding real work than for doing it.

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by Jesuspower on Mon 12th Feb 2007 03:29 in reply to "X"
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2006-01-28

IBM has something similar. I forgot what it is called, but it is a small box that you plug in a dock, and *poof* computer. Another dock and *poof* tablet PC, and another dock *poof* Media player, etc... Really neat idea...
[edit] Oh, yes, there is one more thing...
A lot of most peoples work can be done effectively on a mac plus, or other 10+ year old computer. They would have a hard time with MySpace though... It may not be a bad thing...
Students don't need a fast computer. Someone gave me a 2001 iBook. Even though the HD is finally going, the 6+ hour battery lets me type my notes and do homework.
As a former IT person, I would have loved to have a small device with a minimal interface(maybe CMD only, like linux!) that would let me do all my diagnostic stuff, and test networks etc.
All that to say this: using the iPhone as multiple Devices (desktop, pda, dock to make a laptop, etc.) is usefull. You would be surprised how much you can do with a 640 mb HD! I used one up till a few months ago (poor college student ;) ). Imagine what you can do with a properly executed iPhone.

Edited 2007-02-12 03:38

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