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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Yagami
Member since:
2006-07-15

Please sir...

What will you say next ? That Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 didnt had its success only due to being much better than all the competition and no bugs ?!??

Clearly the mass public cannot go wrong ! They are not fools !!!

er ... wait... ;)

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kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Please sir...

What will you say next ? That Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 didnt had its success only due to being much better than all the competition and no bugs ?!??

Clearly the mass public cannot go wrong ! They are not fools !!!

er ... wait... ;)


Finally, a voice of reason.

You've also highlighted a hypocrisy with these people arguing for Apple - they themselves will gladly say that Windows 95's runaway success was due to group think and brainwashing. Which is true but is also not suddenly magically not applicable when its an Apple product.

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galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

You've also highlighted a hypocrisy with these people arguing for Apple - they themselves will gladly say that Windows 95's runaway success was due to group think and brainwashing. Which is true but is also not suddenly magically not applicable when its an Apple product.


Not me. I would say it's success was mostly due to no real competition. OS/2 was better technically but IBM couldn't figure out how to sell it properly (poor marketing, pricing, and 3rd party software). Apple was off in the weeds selling Macs and couldn't be bothered (i.e. they didn't see it coming).

Group Think and brainwashing? Not in the least.

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