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post #41 of 72
My question? Simple.

Steve, I know your God, so I won't ask that. I just wanted to know if I can go to heaven. Please?
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post #42 of 72
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
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And don't tell me to get over it because I know I'm not the only one pissed about it.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Far be it from me to disagree. But there ARE other people just a tad older then you, who DO in fact know more then you. Impossible as that may seem, you do not, in fact, know everything. I am 21 (my birthday was just a few days ago) and I too know what age discrimination is. But don't be THAT pissed. It's nothing personal. Apple Stores play by Apple rules. And if SJ dictates that you must be 18, then by God you gotta be 18. Maybe make a fake ID or something.

For the other point, I know you don't think your alone, but realize that in such economic times as these it is difficult for ANYONE to get a job, no less you. And when it comes to businesses imposing more rules on hiring...well, they are in the drivers seat and all we can do is hope we meet their standards because they have the pick of the litter. They wouldn't hire ME at an Apple Store in Atlanta even though I am way overqualified. ::sighs:: I guess we are in the same boat in a way.
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post #43 of 72
Jonathan Brisby, I understand what you're saying but my whole point was that instead of having people that know their stuff (people that might be younger) they have people that don't know as much (at least in my experiences). But you're totally right.
post #44 of 72
Yeah, Age should not supersede skill and knowledge.

If the younger got it, they should be able to flaunt it
post #45 of 72
"Hey Steve, can you make me dictator of <a href="http://www.sealandgov.com/" target="_blank">Sealand</a> ?"

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post #46 of 72
[quote]Originally posted by Crusader:
<strong>"Hey Steve, can you make me dictator of <a href="http://www.sealandgov.com/" target="_blank">Sealand</a> ?"
</strong><hr></blockquote>



Welcome to Sealand!

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post #47 of 72
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
<strong>Jonathan Brisby, I understand what you're saying but my whole point was that instead of having people that know their stuff (people that might be younger) they have people that don't know as much (at least in my experiences). But you're totally right.</strong><hr></blockquote>

BTW, on a personal note. I'm awed by the ammount of posts you have. (especially for one so young!) Keep up the good work!
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post #48 of 72
[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan Brisby:
<strong>

BTW, on a personal note. I'm awed by the ammount of posts you have. (especially for one so young!) Keep up the good work!</strong><hr></blockquote>

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> I'm sure most of the people here wouldn't call it good work, but thanks anyway.
post #49 of 72
Go and read some of Sealand's history, it's really funny (The attempted takeover by that German was great).
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post #50 of 72
I'd ask him:

"What is Apple doing to close the performance gap with Wintel boxes, and do you even care?"

If he answers it, then it should make for some exciting info.
post #51 of 72
I would ask "Are you planning on aggressively pursuing a market in the professional 3D world?"
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post #52 of 72
[quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:
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While you're at it, throw in a 300 lb, profusely sweating gorilla that dances, yells at people for sitting down prematurely, and howls, "I... love... this... company... YEEAAHHH!!!!"

<img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> :eek: </strong><hr></blockquote>

Hey, hey...we don't need that around here! Microsoft is fine with their form of--er, excuse me--Microsoft's co-founder is fine with his way of showing his love for his company. Apple has their own way...keeping everything as secret as possible and only showcasing new products 3 or 4 times a year!

--Alexis

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post #53 of 72
I'd ask how they plan the keynote speech...and maybe:

Who is involved in creating the flow of events?
How big is the technical crew backstage, the ones who monitor the computers?
How many times does he rehearse the presentation?
At what point does the slideshow go "Golden Master"? Days before? Hours?
What's the latest they've ever decided not to intro a product?
If that ever happened, why did they put the brakes on?
What are some of the bloopers HE thinks are funny now that really irked him back then?
What was the worst audience he's ever had for a keynote?
Who was the best guest he ever had onstage?
What was his favorite MacWorld moment?

Yeah. I'd start with those.
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post #54 of 72
Why don't you take gaming more serious, when (pc) gamers upgrade there HW every 6 - 18 months?
post #55 of 72
[quote]Originally posted by murbot:
<strong>paul scates

Sorry dude, thought everyone here knew that...

Oops, I don't THINK he'll mind me saying that... he did come and tell us about his Wired interview after all.

</strong><hr></blockquote>

<a href="http://www.wired.com/news/mac/0,2125,49971,00.html" target="_blank">wired</a>

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post #56 of 72
EmAn:

There are certain things that you legally have to be an adult for, and some jobs fit the bill. They obviously want a more mature sales staff (physically), one that is more career minded. People spending $3K on a computer don't want a 15 year old selling it to them, even if he knows his stuff. That's just life. Sorry dude.
But, yes....your post count is freakin' awesome.

My question for Jobs:

When will you guys get your heads out of your asses with the PowerMac?

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post #57 of 72
I would ask him about his future plans for his "Pro" desktops and if he had a contingency plan for if moto fell through or couldnt make chips fast enough that scalled well enough.
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post #58 of 72
If you had to do it over again, would you just build on Unix for the original MacOS or would you do it the same way it was done the first time? If you would do it the same as it was done the first time, would you build in Networking, Smalltalk, and Email like the Xerox PARC had on their systems?

or

Why did you trust Microsoft with a Lisa Prototype?

or

If you hadn't left Apple in 1985, what would you have done differently that Sculley and the other Apple Ex-CEOs did if you ran Apple from 1985 to 1997?

or

When they offered it for sale, why didn't you buy the Amiga company?

or

Isn't it ironic that originally you were Anti-IBM, and now Apple makes PowerPC chips with IBM?



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post #59 of 72
[quote]Originally posted by SDW2001:
<strong>EmAn:

There are certain things that you legally have to be an adult for, and some jobs fit the bill. They obviously want a more mature sales staff (physically), one that is more career minded. People spending $3K on a computer don't want a 15 year old selling it to them, even if he knows his stuff. That's just life. Sorry dude.
But, yes....your post count is freakin' awesome.

My question for Jobs:

When will you guys get your heads out of your asses with the PowerMac?

:confused: </strong><hr></blockquote>

I look like I'm 20+ easily. Your age means **** in regards to physical appearance
post #60 of 72
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Well, there are 16 year olds...then there are 16 year olds.

It isn't the age, but rather the personality, smarts, hygiene, attitude, knowledge, honesty, humor, etc. that would factor in - for me, anyway - in a situation like that.

I'm not bothered by a clued-in, knows-his-stuff 16-year-olds.

It's the surly, mumbling, attitude-laden, "don't know and don't care" types I encounter WAY too often (fast food, retail, etc.) that drive me up the wall and would make me want to not do business with them.

Apple could do worse than to have someone like applenut manning one of their stores. He probably knows more than many Mac users twice his age.

It isn't about age, but rather the presentation.

post #61 of 72
[quote]Originally posted by applenut:
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I look like I'm 20+ easily. Your age means **** in regards to physical appearance</strong><hr></blockquote>

I agree. Plenty of people have told me I look much older than 15. Age really doesn't matter when it comes to appearance.
post #62 of 72
i used to pass for 21 when i was 15. mainly for bars tho, not jobs.

as far as jobs go, u just gotta sit on ur hands and wayt. or get a job @ (uhg) mickydees, or bk or something
post #63 of 72
Thread Starter 
[quote]Originally posted by Xidius:
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Why would you give Steve Jobs such a boring speach???

Its supposed to be a question.

- Xidius</strong><hr></blockquote>

Why don't you back up and read the posts directly above mine and see that I was responding to Eman and applenut talking about the age of Apple store employees.

I STARTED this thread, slick. I KNOW what it's about, and I already ASKED my questions...



Next time, get all the facts and info...
post #64 of 72
Slick? Heh, haven't heard that one used for a while...

I know what you mean about the "...and then there are 16 year olds" thing. I get a call here every so often from some doorknob kid, which basically goes like this:

"Good morning, xxxxxxx xxxxxxx."

"Uh, are you guys hiring?" (sounds drunk or stoned)

"No, I'm sorry, we aren't hiring at the moment."

"Uh, OK. ...-silence-... Bye."

*click*

And then there are the resumes that get faxed in to us. I circled over 20 spelling mistakes on one a few weeks ago and faxed it BACK to the poor clueless girl.

Amazing the difference between some though, there are 16 year olds I know here that make ME look like the young punk!

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post #65 of 72
[quote]sounds drunk or stoned<hr></blockquote>

glad to hear that the kids these days are keepin it real. o, i remember when i was sixteen, seems like it was only 2 yrs ago...o nastalgia.
post #66 of 72
Yeah, well when I was that age (holy **** did I just say that?!?!)... you had enough sense to lay off the stuff to go job hunting...

post #67 of 72
I would ask, "Why are all your models underpowered and overpriced when compared to PCs?"

Then I'd put up my RDF shield.
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post #68 of 72
I'm surprised nobody here has stated the obvious!

I'd roll a big phatty, and ask him, "Wan't to toke up with me?". Imagine, getting high with Steve Jobs!!

You just KNOW that's what him and Ives did when they had the sunflower conversation.
post #69 of 72
What the f*ck were you smoking when you came up with the Flower Power and Dalmatian?!

Boxers or briefs?

When your Mac crashes do you swear at yourself?

Chas
post #70 of 72
Why aren't Apples any fun? When they were colourful, they were a little more fun, and they sold better. Now they aren't colourful, and tipping the iMacs display is fun for about 30 seconds. Useful for years, but fun for half a minute. Why aren't any of the ads fun? They're actually rather repulsive.
post #71 of 72
eMan:

Teenagers think they know everything,
and you know what,
they dont.

And you know how I know?

I was a teenager once.

If you are as good as you think you are, then you will go to college, and you'll get a good job, not slumming in some apple store. If you really want to make some money now, then put some ads out to help people with their computers, and pickup some cash that way.
post #72 of 72
I would ask Steve: How far along was the original iMac project when you rejoined the company in 97? Was it in full development or had it been discarded? Who can really take credit for its development?
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