My e-mail response from David Coursey.

Posted:
in General Discussion edited January 2014
From: [email protected]

Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 20:50:49 -0500

To: [email protected]

Subject: Your conversation to Steve Jobs.



I think it is amazing that you have actually talked to Steve Jobs about

Apple's future. I think an article about that experience would be really

cool to read. I really want to hear about what you asked him and what

you were told. I love your writing, I hope you recommend more types of

people to use a Mac. I think that you are very strong willed not to be

persuaded by the likes of Steve Jobs, at least you come off sounding as

if your not infected with his charisma.



I know that you hear a lot of mac users talk about you as a PC man and a

Mac ignorer. I feel bad that people leave that impression with you.



Keep up the good work.




From: David Coursey <[email protected]>



This happened a week ago Monday and I am still trying to decide what to make

of it. I know what he told me--I wasn't able to record it and didn't

concentrate on grabbing quotes--but I haven't really decided if any of it

was terribly worth repeating. He talked about the "digital hub" but the

overall take was that Apple won't be doing home entertainment devices in the

next 24 months but will do something--probably in software. There is also

considerable excitement about the opportunities Unix presents to get more

into the sci/tech and Unix workstation markets.



Steve was not at full reality distortion when I saw him and we spoke for

about an hour. What I didn't hear was very much of "the vision thing" which

seems to exist for Apple but is only demonstrated in retrospect. Steve needs

as much excitement as he can generate and can't afford any mistakes, at

least not anything worse than the cube.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 14
    Who is David Coursey? Could you provide a link to the article you speak of? Thanks.
  • Reply 2 of 14
    macaddictmacaddict Posts: 1,055member
    [quote]Steve was not at full reality distortion<hr></blockquote>



    That guy better be careful...the reality distortion field is extremely hard to detect, hence why it is so dangerous. You'll be sucked in, and then you can't get out. Gil Amelio and many others suffered this fate.



  • Reply 3 of 14
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    [quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:

    <strong>Who is David Coursey? Could you provide a link to the article you speak of? Thanks.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    he's a tech writer who is abusing mac users for increased hits for his articles. pretty sad.
  • Reply 4 of 14
    falconfalcon Posts: 458member
    Not exactly.
  • Reply 5 of 14
    What, no tribute to Coursey? <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 6 of 14
    seems he's turned around on his opinion about the iMac. Now he likes it a lot!



    <a href="http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2844895,00.html"; target="_blank">http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2844895,00.html</a>;
  • Reply 7 of 14
    [quote]Originally posted by Power Apple:

    <strong>seems he's turned around on his opinion about the iMac. Now he likes it a lot!



    <a href="http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2844895,00.html"; target="_blank">http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2844895,00. html</a></strong><hr></blockquote>



    And look at the current poll results from that page!



    Yes. It doesn't matter as much anymore that it's a Windows-dominated world. 4908 (74%)

    No. I don't have the time or patience to convert to an entirely different platform. 1750 (26%)



    I was SHOCKED to see that answer - those can't all be mac zealots trying to stuff the ballot box.



    I've gotten 2 PC guys here at work 'thinking' about the iMac - they think it looks cool and I'm trying them to go see the darn thing in person. YIPPEE We finally have one here in St. Louis!



    Ariel
  • Reply 8 of 14
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    [quote]Originally posted by applenut:

    <strong>



    he's a tech writer who is abusing mac users for increased hits for his articles. pretty sad.</strong><hr></blockquote>





    Well, you obviously didn't bother to read his last column.



    You know, the Mac-bashing piece titled Why I just love the new iMac (and why you might, too).



    God I can't stand the abuse.
  • Reply 9 of 14
    nonsuchnonsuch Posts: 293member
    Coursey isn't so bad, and of late he's been pretty positive about the Mac. John Dvorak, who also writes for ZD, is a different story; he clamored long and loud about how the original iMac was too "fruity" and a computer for girls, and he really seems to go out of his way to swipe at Apple.
  • Reply 10 of 14
    [quote]Originally posted by Ariel:

    <strong>



    YIPPEE We finally have one here in St. Louis!



    Ariel</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Where in St. Louis did you see a new iMac?

    I've been looking for one!
  • Reply 11 of 14
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    [quote]Originally posted by murbot:

    <strong>





    Well, you obviously didn't bother to read his last column.



    You know, the Mac-bashing piece titled Why I just love the new iMac (and why you might, too).



    God I can't stand the abuse.</strong><hr></blockquote>





    uh.. I have read every article thank you. and you misinterpreted my statement. he's abusing mac users to get hits. all he does now is post apple related articles because he knows they'll generate thousands and thousands of hits to his page. that's why he has changed his tune and that's why he is all excited about the mac because now he is mainstream and is even being quoted by apple.



    he's playing you guys like fools and you keep clicking just to read the same thing over and over
  • Reply 12 of 14
    I believe coursey is genuine but stupid at the same time. He knows nothing about the platform but gets cited by Apple because he is a PC journalist. He isnt worthy of being cited when he is a newbie. Almost any of us here could write better articles about the mac than he ever will or can.
  • Reply 13 of 14
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    You know, I've been reading the guy's stuff a little more closely today.



    For example, I just read <a href="http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2843832,00.html"; target="_blank">this column</a>.



    OK, he's not a Mac Basher. He is a ****ing idiot. I'm not even going to get into the details... read it and it's so obvious.



    Somehow I missed this one when it came out 5 days ago.



    I'm not sure exactly what he is trying to pull. Basically he's hated by most PC users for the Mac shit, and I'm thinking a lot of Mac users are going to say "uh uh, screw that, we don't want the prick either".



    Yeah, a bit of a 360 from what I've said about him in the past. Next time I'll actually do some real reading before I post my opinions.



    The guy is so dumb I can't believe he's actually the executive editor of anything.



    [ 02-05-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</p>
  • Reply 14 of 14
    I was struck by the fact that he actually talked to Steve Jobs and he even knows top secret stuff! It is just outrageous, if he can do it anyone can. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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