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Originally Posted by TEKSTUD View Post

Imagine what you'd being saying if Steve Ballmer was doing that.

Let's wait until Steve Ballmer actually introduces a revolutionary new device.
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

Let's wait until Steve Ballmer actually introduces a revolutionary new device.

As if the iPad is?
And you forgot the quotation marks around "revolutionary".
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Originally Posted by TEKSTUD View Post

As if the iPad is?

.....revolutionary or "revolutionary"?
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

.....revolutionary or "revolutionary"?

Jobs or Ballmer?
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post #46 of 163
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Originally Posted by TEKSTUD View Post

Jobs or Ballmer?

Hmmm, more likely a false equivalence.
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post #47 of 163
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Originally Posted by TEKSTUD View Post

When you have to go to those extremes after you've launched your next "revolutionary" device then you know Apple is in BIG trouble.
Imagine what you'd being saying if Steve Ballmer was doing that for whatever reason.

Besides, you can get a subscription to the New York Times right now, today, on any Kindle.

Charging for content and slipping into irrelevance, or getting onto the iPad train for a renewed shot at greatness.

I think we know who needs who here.

If Apple isn't distributing your content, your content isn't getting distributed. Just like the music industry, the print industry needs Apple.

Steve Ballmer? Microsoft? They don't have anything to show in the first place.
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What's so unusual about penne pasta? Hey Steve, come on over -- I got plenty!
Please don't be insane.
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

Ah, I get it! Since I live up in the woods (a rural environment), where portable space is at a discount (meaning in abundant supply), I can just tote my Mac Pro with me! Who needs an iPad!

Genius.

Or a MacBook Pro for instance.



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Like he said, y'all: learn!

('Dribble' and 'drivel' just about says it for me about you! )


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dribble: - figurative foolish talk or ideas; nonsense


Ha ha! You should really use the dictionary before opening your crevice!
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The big question is, why does the New York Times have 50 freaking executives?

Hillarious!
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Valleywag is offering $100,000 for picture of the hat. Apple Legal cease & Desist soon to follow.
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

Huh? What does that mean?

Are you even aware of what you write?

I believe he used a new app called "sentences". It produces nonsensical sentences that appear to mean something.

This technique is popular for shirt designs here in Japan.

For example "Love is the creation of spirituality at the origin". Appears to actually mean something but means nothing.

p.s. The Mango Lassi is VERY popular in Japan.
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Hey Steve! While you were in the big apple, did you have occasion to use your iPhone? If so, how many calls did you drop? Assuming you had any signal to begin with inside the restaurant.
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tekstud, is that really you? Great to have you back!

Now fuck off...

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Originally Posted by waytogobuddy View Post

" It was one of those head-gears of composite order, in which we can find traces of the bearskin, shako, billycock hat, sealskin cap, and cotton night-cap; one of those poor things, in fine, whose dumb ugliness has depths of expression, like an imbecile's face. Oval, stiffened with whalebone, it began with three round knobs; then came in succession lozenges of velvet and rabbit-skin separated by a red band; after that a sort of bag that ended in a cardboard polygon covered with complicated braiding, from which hung, at the end of a long thin cord, small twisted gold threads in the manner of a tassel. The cap was new; its peak shone."

Ah, "Madame Bovary's" New Fellow's hat! Probably an apt description as any for Mr Steve's cap. Nice to see a bit of classical writing invoked while discussing the fate of the daily printed rags we have to deal with these days. Journalism has certainly fallen upon hard times when it must look to new technological marvels for it's salvation. Heaven forbid that the quality of it's writing shouldn't be enough to ensure it's commercial success!
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Pirates of Silicon Valley?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_of_Silicon_Valley

When 'Pirates' ends, the story hasn't even begun yet.
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Charging for content and slipping into irrelevance, or getting onto the iPad train for a renewed shot at greatness.

How does getting on the "iPad train" change any of that?
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tekstud, is that really you? Great to have you back!

Now fuck off...

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I believe he used a new app called "sentences". It produces nonsensical sentences that appear to mean something.

....For example "Love is the creation of spirituality at the origin". Appears to actually mean something but means nothing.


Actually "Love is the creation of spirituality at the origin" does mean something, your just not able to grasp the concept due to a lack of experience the writer had that you didn't have.

Since I had a some related experience, I know what the writer is saying.

I'll give you a hint though, Christians like to use the phrase "God is Love" to explain their highly charged spiritual mental state, which is a bliss of Love for their fellow convert and to God. Which is what draws a lot of people into the religion in the first place.

I know from Sociology that man is a herd animal and needs to form groups, therefore religion is used to sync the group along a similar mindset. This works across religions apparently because man has the same need to form groups to love each other.

The writer is essentially conveying a spiritual experience of love he/she felt when first converted.



So just like if I started speaking in chemical terms:

"A molecular entity is any constitutionally or isotopically distinct atom, molecule, radical, complex, conformer etc., identifiable as a separately distinguishable entity."

You might not have the experience to grasp that definition and would appear as nonsensical.

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Mango Lassi Recipe:
INGREDIENTS
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1 cup chopped mango (peeled and stone removed)
4 teaspoons sugar, to taste
A dash of ground cardamom (optional)
METHOD
Put mango, yogurt, milk, sugar and cardamom into a blender and blend for 2 minutes, then pour into individual glasses, and serve. Can sprinkle with a little cardamom.
The lassi can be kept refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
Makes about 2 cups.

If you live somewhere you can't get fresh, ripe mango, you can sub canned mango pulp for the chopped mango and the sugar. It'll give your lassi that awesome day-glo orange Indian restaurants make it with.
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Seriously, one day there's going to be a movie about Steve Jobs, he's like the Walt Disney of the tech industry!

Pirates of Silicon Valley?
post #62 of 163
It's nice to see CEO's work for their shareholders instead of rape them. Not enough good CEO's out there. Thanks Steve!!
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The gathering, was booked at Pranna, a cellar basement restaurant featuring a southeast Asian menu.

The Apple executive reportedly ordered penne pasta with a mango lassi to drink, sending the staff scrambling to accommodate his unusual request.

Why would you do that?

Even with his strict diet regime surely a fish dish of some type would be more accommodating. Poor form ordering something not even on the menu (and expecting it to be done anyway).
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Apple booked a quiet dinner reception for fifty executives at the New York Times, but the VIP guest ended up being Steve Jobs.[/url][/c]

The New York Times has 50 executives?!?! No wonder they're broke! How many people are needed to print a newspaper?

The story here should be corrected to state that it was "The New York Times Company," and not "The New York Times." Big difference... The NYT puts out 1 newspaper the NYT Company puts out over 20...
post #65 of 163
It's good that he's doing the legwork to make it a success. It seems sometimes electronics companies release a device and expect success to "just happen."
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... Mango Lassi Recipe:
INGREDIENTS
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1 cup chopped mango (peeled and stone removed)
4 teaspoons sugar, to taste
A dash of ground cardamom (optional)...

Sounds yummy, and very healthy except for the sugar. I bet Steve would have it without, being the health freak that he is.
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It's good that he's doing the legwork to make it a success. It seems sometimes electronics companies release a device and expect success to "just happen."

You are right 99% of the time. Don't forget a little company named ASUS started selling a netbook thing that was advertised by only the people that wrote stories on it. It was hard to find it in stores and BAM a couple years later Apple is selling a touchscreen netbook and acting like its sliced bread.

The netbook is the exception. It "just happened."
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Originally Posted by AppleSauce007 View Post

This is one of the things that sets Apple's CEO apart from the rest.

Steve Jobs is still as hungry as ever... striving to sell his new product as if it was that first Apple computer out of the garage. All this after he was instrumental in the design and engineering of the product.

This is what makes a great CEO of a great company. This is why he is admired worldwide.

Apple rocks!

Way to go Steve! Way to go Apple!

@AppleSauce007
Your comment was spot on, summed up Jobs perfectly!

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When you have to go to those extremes after you've launched your next "revolutionary" device then you know Apple is in BIG trouble.
Imagine what you'd being saying if Steve Ballmer was doing that for whatever reason.

Dude, it amazes me how close minded you are. This is no different behavior than what took place, by Steve himself, between the time the iPod was announced and when it was shipped. He continued to woo the music publishers until its release date and beyond.
This platform is going to be huge and while it may not fit your use (yet), there are 6.8 billion other people that it possibly can. Look at the way the iPad's new apps look and it says it all. It's the next "gotta have it" and you're just pissed that you didn't come up with the idea first.
Zip it already. YAWN.

I mean, we're not going to get the "pimped-out" version on the first go 'round, so give it a break.

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Besides, you can get a subscription to the New York Times right now, today, on any Kindle.


Didn't your momma ever tell you: Good things come to those who wait? I'd wait a few months to get a 1000x better (IMO) user experience than Kindle......but then again, I'm patient. Until then, I'll get by with my iPhone, iPod Touch, 3 iMacs and trusty PowerBook G4 Titanium.

Do you always require instant gratification?

Man, you're depressing.

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post #70 of 163
This is the New Apple the content broker.

If you're a corporation and you've got something that you want the masses to pay for, Apple will provide you with an ultra sexy mechanism to do so. That something might be advertising space, a movie, or simply just a telephone conversation with loved ones.

It's the sexy hardware, and polished user experience that the punter finds irresistible. But once they have that device in their hands, they're going to find that a great deal of the content they interact with flows through Apple in some shape or form.

I'm guessing that Apple didn't get to be a $50bn company by chance.
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post #71 of 163
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Imagine what you'd being saying if Steve Ballmer was doing that for whatever reason.

The difference is that Jobs promotes and sells a quality product - Ballmer is little more than a used car salesman, peddling lowest-common-denominator tat using smoke and mirrors. Go and read the Windows 7 website, full of nebulous phrases about how Windows makes your PC "even easier to use" with no substance to back it up.

Jobs has a real, working product - not some Courier CGI rendering cobbled up over a weekend - and is out there promoting it. Ballmer toured Europe trying to deflect the media away from the latest Windows security farce.

I'll take Jobs and his hat any day.

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Besides, you can get a subscription to the New York Times right now, today, on any Kindle.

And what can you do with that single-use Kindle when you've finished reading the NYT? Get back to us when you come up with something....
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post #72 of 163
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This just in:

Apple saves print media!

This is gonna be HUGE. Apple is replicating their iTunes music biz in book/print form.

If your content isn't being distributed by Apple, it's just not being distributed. This is the order of things.

Print. Maybe but no way to the tv/film companies. They saw what happened to the music biz. Most tv, feature films, all have twitter, facebook, etcetera. They offer some shows for free and the end user only has to deal with 5 :15-:30 commercials(ads), with some being very clever, flash based games tiring in with a product line.

I don't see feature film hurting as much as tv, especially since the dvr.
The only way I see tv being saved is when the ad agencies figure out how to pool their efforts and have clues, what's missing in one commercial then another, what's wrong with ... Fill in the blank, and give away some serios cash on a weekly basis, which to dome networks is chump change, but winning $100,000 per week, tax free with funny comercials may do it.

Plus. You still have a large block of kid and parent ads no dvr from 7am until 3:30pm. They will be fine. The money some of these people make in mere minutes is another person complete life of savings.
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Pirates of Silicon Valley?

They should redo this movie. You can add yahoo, aim, aol, google.
PS. In IT, a lot of businesses are moving to google apps. Their business end is blooming fast.
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I only reason I see Steve there at the Times is to get free press, NY is a very large target market and slim reading devices like the iPad actually might work well in a city environment where portable space is at a premium and laptops just too clunky and vulnerable.


Oh yes, Steve envisions people on the subway and in cabs reading the NY Times on their iPads.

As long as you don't try to down load the Times using ATT 3G. We know what crappy service the iPhone has in NYC.
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PS. In IT, a lot of businesses are moving to google apps. Their business end is blooming fast.

No - you're wrong, businesses are not adopting Google Apps.
They've trialed Google and found it lacking in all the important aspects of being enterprise aware.
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I only reason I see Steve there at the Times is to get free press, NY is a very large target market and slim reading devices like the iPad actually might work well in a city environment where portable space is at a premium and laptops just too clunky and vulnerable.


Oh yes, Steve envisions people on the subway and in cabs reading the NY Times on their iPads.

As long as you don't try to down load the Times using ATT 3G. We know what crappy service the iPhone has in NYC.

The NYT Company owns over 20 newspapers and maintains 35 unique websites. They are much bigger than just 1 large market...
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The NYT Company owns over 20 newspapers and maintains 35 unique websites. They are much bigger than just 1 large market...

1 or 35, doesn't matter, if you can't get to the info because of the network, you will end up carrying the iPad and reading the paper newsprint.

My office in NY always shared the different papers anyway. Will you be able to do that with an electronic copy?
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Now it will suck, but if the NYT can eliminate the cost to produce a newspaper (which has got to be in the millions daily), and instead, sell ad's for the iPad version it just might work. But the real question is, what will all of the unemployed people do sell ad's?

As all of this is a "Bottom Line' decision, it will be something that will be looked at long and hard (Damn that sound a bit dirty).

Technology is the face of the future, we all just have to wonder, is it the future we all want?

Where does it end?

How long from now, will we all look back and say "I long for the good old days"?

Hey, I'm just like each one of you, I'm for technology, I'm just saying ?

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Jobs is the master!
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The big question is, why does the New York Times have 50 freaking executives?

times hosted a party of MAD MEN
HOSTED as party of advertising execs
from all over madison ave
not just the timer
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