Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Oct 2010 21:42 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Steve Jobs' rant against Android, RIM, and 7" tablets couldn't go by unnoticed, of course. We already had the rather dry response from Google's Andy Rubin, but Mountain View isn't the only one who responded. TweetDeck's CEO wasn't particularly pleased by Jobs distorting TweetDeck's story on developing for Android, and now we have RIM's co-CEO Jim Balsillie who slammed Cupertino pretty hard.
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RE[3]: well said RIM
by M.Onty on Wed 20th Oct 2010 12:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: well said RIM"
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I will give you only one. It's crude and merciless but that's how life is. If Steve Jobs dies tomorrow, it's the end for Apple. May God bless him and may he have a long life, because he's irreplaceable. I doubt we will see somebody with the exact same vision, taste and dedication to perfection replace him.

We won't, no. However I think that Jobs might have now got Apple into a similar position to Disney's position when Walt died. That is to say, it loses its central dynamic force, but has enough momentum to keep on going as a huge, powerful company nonetheless. It would be a worse Apple after Job's death, but probably still a strong one that continued to grow.

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RE[4]: well said RIM
by wirespot on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:31 in reply to "RE[3]: well said RIM"
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Oh, no doubt about that. Just by sitting on the accumulated cash and they would last quite a while.

I mean, look at Microsoft after Bill Gates. It lost whatever vision it had (ruthless and unremarkable as it was) and just goes through the motions. But it still has piles of cash and keeps on lurching. Short of wasting it on something stupid (such as a bad major aquisition, barely dodged a bullet there with Yahoo) they will last a while longer.

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