Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 15:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I'm currently reading Jerry Kaplan's excellent book "Startup: a Silicon Valley adventure". In this book, Kaplan, founder and CEO of GO Corp., details the founding, financing and eventual demise of his highly innovative company, including the development and workings of their product. What's so surprising about this book is just how timeless it really is - the names and products may have changed, but the business practices and company attitudes surely haven't.
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RE: Comment by lucas_maximus
by kristoph on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 19:47 UTC in reply to "Comment by lucas_maximus"
kristoph
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2006-01-01

The lifecycle of many Microsoft products is currently 4 years.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I don't doubt it, but at the time IBM were worried about the Apple II making them irrelevant.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

You underestimate the level of arrogance present at time at IBM. It was something like Balmer's response to the announcement of iPhone.

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