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 Keeping really good people around is no small feat. Not everyone can be kept by a nice paycheck (though there are plenty of those too). Lifers in government positions are usually terrible employees. You can't accomplish what Apple has accomplished by being a 9-5 desk jockey. 
I don't disagree with the article much, but Google's effect on businesses is real. Ads aren't the only thing it sells, and totally share the opinion that most of them are useless. The real money is in rankings. Being on page 1 of a Google search result is life and death these days for most enterprises, and scamming social reviews (Yelp, Google Maps, others) can mean the end of even traditional businesses like restaurants. Google does put out some craptacular products, but...
I'm not sure this award is that meaningful. Browsing the iF webpage of other winners (gold and others), most of the designs aren't even actual products. Many are just concept sketches. There was no shortage of bending phones, bending displays, folding electronics that will never make it past Photoshop. Yet the gold design was awarded.
Hasn't this Munster guy been screaming for an Apple TV for years? He should give it up already.
Self driving cars would be great for productivity. Spending 1-3 hours navigating roads every day is a huge loss of time. Public transport doesn't solve this problem because people can see your screens and you can't do anything really important, or make calls without pissing everyone off. If you're in the privacy and comfort of your own car, things turn different very very quickly.
I'm running a mid-2012 MBA that is still going very strong. I have absolutely no issues with the hardware, and it will continue to have a good life when I give it to my wife. But a spec bump isn't what I'm waiting for in terms of an upgrade. A 13" rMBP is on my short list, but if there really is a new 12" MBA coming, then that's what I'm going to buy. 
 I bought a new refrigerator a couple weeks ago. On the exterior, the Samsung and LG fridges tend to look pretty good with the brushed metal finish, especially at the $1-2k price range. But once you open the door, man it's pretty bare inside. Compared to fridges from Mitsubishi (which we bought), Panasonic and Hitachi, the Korean fridges just didn't add up. The Japanese fridges tended to have variable shelves, ice makers, and specialised compartments. Samsung fridges...
I enjoyed listening to him speak, there's a bit of a muse to his speech as he's constantly trying to pick better words or to give process to his thoughts. I think it translates well into what he actually does at work. He'll never be CEO, I don't think he wants to be CEO, it would totally ruin his abilities as a designer. Imagine going into work and having to deal with all the shit of stock prices and stuff. He wants his workbench, not spreadsheets.
 iPhone 4 stolen right out from a bar! And then sold to bloggers! There must have been sex involved somewhere. Someone should make a movie out of this!
I much prefer Bose products, especially their headphones. Home theatre not so much, it sounds weird. Beats does have an edge in styling, though it's definitely not to my taste, but apparently a big deal to the younger crowd.
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