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Okay, Me, Ive got some issues with your post.
[quote]Originally posted by Me:
3) If this is truly under discussion at Apple, then this info leak will/has cause(d) a great deal of harm. It could even shelve the plan.</strong><hr></blockquote>
How very interesting -- you fret about Allen's possible Glove disinformation and the negative
repercussions of FUD (quite legitimately, I might add), and then you go spread some FUD of your own: "There was a dream that was Glove. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper, and it would vanish. And I fear it will not survive...
(not your exact quote, but the same idea, plus a little dramatic flair)
[quote]<strong>Leaks on Strategic plans cause FAR more harm than "Will the next Mac have 133 or 266 DDR...".[ /qb]<hr></blockquote>
Yes, yes, yes. Wrong. Here we are again with something everybody knows
, but that, regrettably, has no basis. How is a strategy leak so much more damaging? I fail to see how a leak on a strategic plan is any better or worse for Apple than Dorsal posting impressions of prototype hardware. We all know that Intels strategy is to jack up clockspeed and trick consumers into believing the MHz Myth. Does that make their strategy any less effective?
Fact is, Allens leak wont shelve the project, and it wont change anything for Apple. If Glove exists, then Apple will make a decision on whether the strategy makes good business sense in the current business climate. The only
way a leak at this point would be damaging is if the ELEMENT OF SURPRISE were somehow key to Glove working. Given Apples licensing approach with OSX Server, I think its safe to assume that the Surprise! factor is pretty much gone. If Apple decides that Glove is a good strategy, itll still be a good strategy even if word gets out early. Knowing the specs of the new PowerBook two weeks in advance doesnt make them any slower once they finally arrive.
[quote][qb]* 'Allen', no disrespect was intended toward you. If this was made up, then we've given this far more credibility than it deserves. If this is true, and you've leaked something you shouldn't, then, in my opinion, this was very poor judgment.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Hmmm you spend half of your post basically calling him an irresponsible snitch who has sabotaged Apples fragile, last, best hope for market domination, and then you insist that no disrespect was intended. I guess you were merely
trying to make an example of him for the good of all AI. What??
I guess my real problem, Me, is that you presume to know Allens business better than Allen does. Allen can post what he wants, and trumpeting the tune of FUD doesnt make your calls for censorship any more compelling. Allens ideas are good ones, and AI would be worse off if he hadnt posted them.
I understand that everyone will do as they wish, but I (no, I'm not an Apple employee, or stock holder) ask that we all be a little more responsible for what we say (write). </strong><hr></blockquote>