Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jul 2011 22:09 UTC
Legal Two different graphs. Both happen to be published at Ars Technica, with one of them coming from a different source. Seemingly completely unrelated, but when you ponder the waterfall of recent lawsuit-related news, these two graphs suddenly tell all there is to tell. These two innocent little graphs illustrate why Apple is attacking Android so ferociously.
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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

I'm not really sure what you mean here. Do you have examples? My impression that apple is one of the most bureaucratic and controlling employers in existence, though I could be wrong.


The point is that there is a single vision from Jobs,

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2011/may/09/inside-apple-...

The article (which is not yet online) indicates that Apple is driven by Jobs's personality: "the creative process at Apple is one of constantly preparing someone - be it one's boss, boss's boss, or oneself - for a presentation to Jobs," writes Adam Lashinsky, who calls him "a corporate dictator who makes every critical decision - and oddles of seemingly noncritical calls too".


And what happens when you get it wrong at Apple.

Jobs's reputation as a manager who takes no prisoners is reinforced with an anecdote from the time in 2008 when the relaunched MobileMe cloud service had significant outages. Jobs called the MobileMe team together to the Town Hall Auditorium on the campus. "Can anyone tell me what MobileMe is meant to do?" Jobs began. On getting a response describing it, he replied: "So why the f--k doesn't it do that?" A 30-minute tirade followed - and a new person was put in overall charge of the group. (Many of the developers left the group soon afterwards.)

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To understand why Apple does so well and has such good brand loyalty watch to Simon Sinek's Video on Why ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_KHyed_uRc&feature=related

Edited 2011-07-29 08:37 UTC

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

lucas_maximus,

"The point is that there is a single vision from Jobs,"


Well, I think he's good at capitalizing on the up and coming markets which he predicted along with others. Though I don't believe he's actually responsible for those markets. If Bill Gates and Steve Jobs never came to be, there's no reason to think we'd be at a technological loss today - just different people to take the credit.

IMHO, apple is not good at competing in a crowded market - it never was. I doubt Jobs learned anything from apple's history. With him gone, maybe apple can fix his mistakes before apple becomes irrelevant again. I know, it's all blasphemy to you, but mark my words apple's stance on controlling everyone will drive people away once the hype has faded.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Well, I think he's good at capitalizing on the up and coming markets which he predicted along with others. Though I don't believe he's actually responsible for those markets. If Bill Gates and Steve Jobs never came to be, there's no reason to think we'd be at a technological loss today - just different people to take the credit.


If it wasn't for Jobs wanting to make a computers a consumer device we would not be having this conversation.

Maybe it is time for you to watch "Pirates of Silicon Valley".

IMHO, apple is not good at competing in a crowded market - it never was. I doubt Jobs learned anything from apple's history. With him gone, maybe apple can fix his mistakes before apple becomes irrelevant again. I know, it's all blasphemy to you, but mark my words apple's stance on controlling everyone will drive people away once the hype has faded.


WHAT?? Seriously ... They have been doing pretty well in the notebook market, which is ridiculously crowded, they have something like 15-20%.

Edited 2011-07-29 12:04 UTC

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smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

To understand why Apple does so well and has such good brand loyalty watch to Simon Sinek's Video on Why ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_KHyed_uRc&feature=related


i particularly liked the part where he compared the wright-brothers with apple ;)

the wright-brothers weren't the first to do a motorised flight
gustave whitehead was (for clément ader it's not so clear)
and while whitehead just made his flights the wright-brothers had press and lawyers with them during their little jump

yes, they were like apple is today, but i don't think that is what sinek had in mind with this comparison ;)

Edited 2011-07-30 00:01 UTC

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