Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Dec 2008 23:49 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Steve Jobs' health has been an important topic of rumours ever since he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in mid-2004. He was treated successfully, and recovered from his ordeal. Ever since then, rumours of possible health problems popped up regularly, which were only ignited further by Apple's recent announcement to drop out of MacWorld San Fransisco, with Steve Jobs not delivering the famous keynote speech coming January. Gizomodo threw a whole lot of oil on the fire today by publishing information which they claim comes from a source which has always been 100% accurate.
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As a counterpoint, Apple's industrial designer Jonathan Ive has created all of the products and design aesthetics that Apple is famous for.

And according to apple's website, their board of directors consists of the CEOs of Google, Avon, Genentec, J Crew, and Intuit, and Al Gore.

No product is created by one person. I find it tough to believe that Jobs is the only person at Apple with vision and leadership sufficient to head the excellent team they have assembled.

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unclefester Member since:

There is absolutely nothing original about the design of most Apple products. The designs are very heavily influenced by electrical products made in Germany by Braun in the 1960s.

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MysterMask Member since:

The designs are very heavily influenced by electrical products made in Germany by Braun in the 1960s.

You wouldn't call the Mona Lisa a simple copycat product just because the way portraits were made at that time was heavily influenced by earlier painters.

Just because the original iPod resembles a Braun product, I wouldn't call Apple's design not "original". Since design means more than just the form.

a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is built or made

Resembling something doesn't mean it is a simple copy. You will always find something that was build earlier and resembles some actual product. E. g. the iPhone resembles a smartphone. But an important part of the iPhone's design is the reduction to pure touch input. Where were the sources for a pure touch based phone? Which other phone vendors did it before? Such radical decisions to simplify things is what makes Apples design IMHO unique.

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unclefester Member since:

Al Gore!


Panic sell now!

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