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Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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RE[3]: Reponse
by Shkaba on Mon 21st Jan 2013 19:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Reponse"
Shkaba
Member since:
2006-06-22


This is revisionist history. The 'stagnant' Apple you speak of owned desktop publishing, graphics, CD Rom development, digital audio editing, was a major player in handheld, handwriting recognition, and object-oriented computing.

... Android exists by being the non-Apple iOS in my opinion. Most people that have android don't even know, it's just "a smartphone". It's like the last people to get a smartphone on the planet get an android for free.


I saiz, boy (short for fanboi ;) ), you got it all wrong (to quote famous foghorn leghorn). When you start a post with a statement so out of touch with reality (bolded section) it doesn't surprise to see a such nonsense in the follow up. Android exists because it is free and because of that it is seeing huge acceleration in development and adoption.

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RE[4]: Reponse
by ezraz on Mon 21st Jan 2013 19:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Reponse"
ezraz Member since:
2012-06-20

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This is revisionist history. The 'stagnant' Apple you speak of owned desktop publishing, graphics, CD Rom development, digital audio editing, was a major player in handheld, handwriting recognition, and object-oriented computing.

... Android exists by being the non-Apple iOS in my opinion. Most people that have android don't even know, it's just "a smartphone". It's like the last people to get a smartphone on the planet get an android for free.


I saiz, boy (short for fanboi ;) ), you got it all wrong (to quote famous foghorn leghorn). When you start a post with a statement so out of touch with reality (bolded section) it doesn't surprise to see a such nonsense in the follow up. Android exists because it is free and because of that it is seeing huge acceleration in development and adoption.
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Quark, Adobe, Aldus, Macromedia, Digidesign, Apple Newton OS, OpenDoc..... read up on some of them. These technologies were all Apple (or the Windows version was inferior) for many years, and much money was made. Are you unfamiliar with these markets, or are you telling me that every design and marketing department wasn't loaded with macs in the 80's and 90's -- where you're from? Because I've been seeing that since I started noticing these things back in the 80's.

The idea that Apple became "stale" based on their OS interface only is goofy. They've always pushed UI consistency (even when not fully practicing it themselves).

Dude, calling me a fanboi is pretty ridiculous. A ridiculous term. I was on the internet on an Atari 24 years ago when I was a boy. I was on the web before HTML was finalized. Respect your digital elders son. Nearly everything digital you saw or heard in the 90's was made on a mac.

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RE[5]: Reponse
by Shkaba on Mon 21st Jan 2013 19:58 in reply to "RE[4]: Reponse"
Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22


Quark, Adobe, Aldus, Macromedia, Digidesign, Apple Newton OS, OpenDoc..... read up on some of them. These technologies were all Apple (or the Windows version was inferior) for many years, and much money was made. Are you unfamiliar with these markets, or are you telling me that every design and marketing department wasn't loaded with macs in the 80's and 90's -- where you're from? Because I've been seeing that since I started noticing these things back in the 80's.

The idea that Apple became "stale" based on their OS interface only is goofy. They've always pushed UI consistency (even when not fully practicing it themselves).

Dude, calling me a fanboi is pretty ridiculous. A ridiculous term. I was on the internet on an Atari 24 years ago when I was a boy. I was on the web before HTML was finalized. Respect your digital elders son. Nearly everything digital you saw or heard in the 90's was made on a mac.


Thank you for the compliment. I feel so much younger all of the sudden ;) ... Oh well, back to reality:

Since you asked so politely as to where I was in my youth, here it is... in the '80 we had these huge rooms called computer centers where we would have these huge boxes some of them were called computers, some were known as tape units, etc. We used to program in some weird languages called COBOL, Fortran IV etc. That is where I was in the '80.

I suppose some people would consider me somewhat of a professional in the IT (at least they pay me as such). Now I don't have a problem with a statement like :
"Macs were dominant among the designers"
But that was not your statement. Your statement was apple OWNED .... see a problem there. As far as I can remember, apple never owned adobe!! The rest of your post is also gibberish ... OOP, really?? I mean for real??

Apple is stale because they do not have enough resources to manage both software and hardware development and have always and will always cut corners in the software side of things.

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RE[4]: Reponse
by zima on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 23:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Reponse"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

(to quote famous foghorn leghorn)

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