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i(OS)=mc2 (Mac Cube Squared) which is kind of like 'e=mc2' but different. It would be cool if future OS-XI products (new quad-core iCube) could act more like a local server (and wireless base station) where all the screens of your iOS devices (regardless of size) can connect to your single OS-XI product to give any of them Mac-like functionality when needed. The future iCube would allow multiple modular (stackable) cubes connected via 'thunderbolt' to allow a person to...
The complete (non animated) lecture can be seen @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbUHxC4wiWk for those who are interested.
I really think that Steve Jobs understood that (when done properly) people love electronic devices because they can act as extensions of our nervous system. When something is intuitive and 'just works', we naturally respond to it as if it's a new limb and an extension of ourselves (we feel empowered). This is also the reason why people hate to learn/relearn some new (and poorly designed) device or software upgrade because it feels as if a limb as been removed and sewn...
This is by far the best (animated) video I have ever seen on how the brain functions and if you really want to understand where the 'intersection between technology and liberal arts' resides, this is it @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFs9W...layer_embeddedIt's one of those videos you need to see a couple of times to truly grasp all the info provided.
my guess: iphone (small screen), ipad (medium screen), iHD (five large HD screen sizes = 20,30,40,50,60) with the 20 inch model acting as a possible lower priced option for the imac, but not a true replacement for it. It's possible that OS-XI products (new iCube) will act more like a local server (and wireless base station) where all the screens of your iOS devices (regardless of size) can connect to your single OS-XI product to give any of them Mac-like functionality...
I really hope that Apple goes with the iHD name because anything that uses the term "tv" seems like it belongs in the 1950's. If you're going to reinvent the large screen in the house, you might as well start with a new name.
1) While sales people are extremely important for most companies, do NOT let them run the company because they will marginalize designers/inventors and turn their products/services into crap 2) Always refine, innovate, and simplify your products/services whenever you can. 3) Hire A-quality people because A-people hire A-people, while B-people hire C-people and C-people hire D-people until the company is eventually run by a bunch of bozos.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/te...pagewanted=all http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/04/ed...pagewanted=all http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/4.02/jobs_pr.htmlSteve Jobs own words in 1996:
It's just that if Steve Jobs and Bill Gates openly admit to each other that Personal Computers in schools hasn't worked out that great (especially considering the financial cost), and it's pretty safe to assume that those two guys are pretty well informed on the topic then I think it's obvious to state that computers in schools mostly failed. This doesn't mean that e-readers and tablet computers that are finely tuned and targeted at specific educational disciplines will...
I'm obviously not against the use of computers in education, since I probably like them a little too much (Macs in particular). The problem is that the school system spent billions and billions of dollars on computers, edu-tainment software, and countless hours and other resources on the 'promise' that the increased use of computers in schools were going to make a significant improvement education. After 30 years of their implementation the two most well known leaders...
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