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[3]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by JAlexoid on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 20:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
JAlexoid
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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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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Nevertheless, they did do something about it and why we have PCs.

The anti Microsoft sentiment gets old mate ... real quick.

Edited 2012-03-24 18:46 UTC

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

FYI: Nothing to do with anti-Microsoft, everything to do with the fact that Balmer was the only one to be arrogant in his statement about iPhone.

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