Originally Posted by g3pro
"Hear no evil, see no evil, do no evil."
Steve should just admit the deficits and be done with it, instead of letting his arrogance punch consumers in the face. There's only so much that consumers and developers are willing to take before they will abandon you.
ok, i'm not a developer but a heavy user, for editing, graphics, music video production, as well as less glamorous but more intense screenwriting/storyboarding.. and i am thrilled that the ceo of an imminently successful and creative enterprise takes time to answer emails. i can't imagine ceo's of any other enterprise as prominent who would spend one minute doing it. it, to me, shows the same care about details down to the tiniest one which makes my user experience virtually effortless.
i also admire a guy who can talk to me like we were sitting in a bar downing a beer and he's telling me...are you nuts? just telling me like it is. (although mr. j probably would be drinking a healthier drink) if i were a developer and i found his random comments and management style not to my liking, i would move on, instead of sitting in a place i don't like..
he's not trying to be a pr master, he just creates and innovates like crazy. i'm sure you could do a "personality analysis" of genius types over the years and i doubt they would fit a mold that some people insist highly creative people should fit (for what reason, i don't know.) in other fields, from all i have read mozart, einstein, henry ford, robin williams and even a crazy guy who got three boats and sailed over the edge of the world, weren't your kindly, gentlemanly or whatever types. they just did what they did well.