Linked by David Adams on Wed 6th Oct 2010 16:51 UTC
Apple Let me tell you, when what you teach and develop every day has the title "Innovation" attached to it, you reach a point where you tire of hearing about Apple. Without question, nearly everyone believes the equation Apple = Innovation is a fundamental truth--akin to the second law of thermodynamics, Boyle's Law, or Moore's Law. But ask these same people if they understand exactly how Apple comes up with their ideas and what approach the company uses to develop blockbuster products--whether it is a fluky phenomenon or based on a repeatable set of governing principles--and you mostly get a dumbfounded stare. This response is what frustrates me most, because people worship what they don't understand.
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RE: Hey, it's just like....
by JAlexoid on Thu 7th Oct 2010 05:23 UTC in reply to "Hey, it's just like...."
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Just like with science and religion.


WOW! There are people that "worship" science without understanding it!?!?!?!? That's, frankly, unscientific :-D

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RE[2]: Hey, it's just like....
by phreck on Thu 7th Oct 2010 08:17 in reply to "RE: Hey, it's just like...."
phreck Member since:
2009-08-13

Well, someone who's watching some popular science shows on TV (very, very popular) once said to me:

"Air weighs 1 kg".

He was very zealot about this, and after he was annoyed enough by me trying to tell him that this phrase is incomplete and meaningless, he ended up choking me (seriously!).

P.S.: that was in school back in the day

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RE[3]: Hey, it's just like....
by t3RRa on Thu 7th Oct 2010 09:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Hey, it's just like...."
t3RRa Member since:
2005-11-22

That sounds like that person had collected some pieces of information from that TV show (was it anything a confident source of science I wonder..) and was thinking to know something.. rather than was "worshipping" science.

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