Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Sep 2014 10:23 UTC
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Anand Lal Shimpi, the editor and publisher of the well-regarded AnandTech site, is going to work at Apple.

An Apple rep confirmed that the company was hiring Shimpi, but wouldn't provide any other details.

Last night, via a post on the site he founded in 1997, Shimpi said he was "officially retiring from the tech publishing world," but didn't say what he was doing next. "I won't stay idle forever. There are a bunch of challenges out there :)", he wrote.

This is great news for him, and after 17 years of some of the best technology journalism in the world, he certainly deserves a change of pace. Still, the rest of us lose a great voice, one of the best technology journalists of all time.

Inside Apple, nobody hears you scream.

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RE[7]: Already at apple
by rain on Wed 3rd Sep 2014 14:47 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Already at apple"
rain
Member since:
2005-07-09

There is 1 major exception to the above though and thats Sony -- Sony seem to fail at marketing their products (they just don't have a rabid fanbase like Apple for most of their tech), but if you go back and look at their range


Yep, Sony has been one of the top laptop manufacturers for sure. But yeah, as you said, they have failed with the marketing.
I've always wondered what might have happened if they had adopted BeOS back in the day and gone the Apple route. It would have been a risky thing for sure but I think a company like Sony would actually be able to pull it off. Plus they would have had an awesome OS for phones/tablets.

I don't think any sane person would suggest that Apple makes the best laptops out there at any given time. It's always a game of catch-up, and Apple doesn't like to rush it. Which means that they will fall pretty far behind every now and then.

For me it always boils down to who offers the most compelling package. And for me OSX is one of those things that can make up for a lot. In fact I honestly don't like where Apple are going with their computer line these days. Everything is glued and soldered. And they make them thin for no purpose, which means more heat and fan noise. But as a whole, they are still the best out there to me, much thanks to OSX and the software for it.

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RE[8]: Already at apple
by delta0.delta0 on Thu 4th Sep 2014 13:23 in reply to "RE[7]: Already at apple"
delta0.delta0 Member since:
2010-06-01

I've always wondered what might have happened if they had adopted BeOS back in the day and gone the Apple route. It would have been a risky thing for sure but I think a company like Sony would actually be able to pull it off. Plus they would have had an awesome OS for phones/tablets


Funny you say this I've always thought Sony should have stuck its neck out and dumped windows for Linux - taken kde or enlightenment and themed it all and then integrated it with playstation and their audio and tv lines.

I really think it would have worked as well, playstation consoles are modified freebsd, their phones are all now android. It would have not been a big stretch for them to take Linux and make it work perfectly with their hardware - From what I understand gaikai and all of PSN runs on Linux, their tvs use montavista linux, infact:

http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/common/search.html

Most of their embedded stuff is running on a Linux kernel.

Unfortunately there is also the Douche side to Sony, the Music and Movies side which would try and DRM the shit out of the OS which would have been terrible - I reckon protecting the movie and music arms of Sony has done the most damage to their hardware and brand.

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RE[9]: Already at apple
by zima on Thu 4th Sep 2014 23:38 in reply to "RE[8]: Already at apple"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Considering they're a Japanese electronics company, probably also a lot, if not most, runs on TRON? ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRON_project )

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