Tuesday Showdown: Sculley Vs. Jobs ?

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apparantly the two have press conferences next Tuesday. Sculley's is suppose to be a major announcement while Jobs' may not be anything significant

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  • Reply 1 of 16
    scott f.scott f. Posts: 276member
    [quote]Originally posted by applenut:

    <strong><a href="http://www.thinksecret.com/features/jobssculley.html"; target="_blank">http://www.thinksecret.com/features/jobssculley.html</a>;



    apparantly the two have press conferences next Tuesday. Sculley's is suppose to be a major announcement while Jobs' may not be anything significant</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Sculley will be introducing a new and unique technology that will be well received...



    ...While Steve Jobs will be announcing that Sculley is a "Big Poopie-Head..."







    No... really... I have no idea what it will be... but hopefully it's a nice glimpse of the future. Glove? iCam of sorts...? 10.1.5? RAID boxes ready...? Xserve shipping...? Who the heck knows...? But like most of you (SOME of you?) I will be eagerly anticipating the news... just like every OTHER anouncement they make.



    (man... am I pathetic...) [that was rhetorical... no need to comment]







    - Scott
  • Reply 2 of 16
    cobracobra Posts: 253member
    :eek: :eek: :eek:



    Maybe Jobs announcement now becomes more significant.



    I can't see Steve letting that pussie Sculley get top billing.
  • Reply 3 of 16
    frank777frank777 Posts: 5,798member
    Just because it bugs me...



    How on earth does John Sculley come out of the woodwork with a new technology preview without any rumor sites picking up the scent?



    We have The Register, MOSR, SpyMac, Think Secret and AI (though AI no longer has a front page!) Not to mention the Naked Mole Rat and Matthew Rothenberg. An entire industry devoted to rumors and Tech News and NOBODY saw this coming?



    If none of these sites have sources that can notice John Sculley moving around in Silicon Valley, how can anyone expect to get any accurate reading of what Apple is up to?



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  • Reply 4 of 16
    Sculley is going to go work for the other Steve (Woz), and help make the hip computer, uhhh, well, hip.



    <a href="http://www.danger.com/"; target="_blank">Danger</a>, Will Robinson! Apple corporate incest!



    j/k



    TING5
  • Reply 5 of 16
    cobracobra Posts: 253member
    Maybe its his Knowledge Navigator. :eek:



  • Reply 6 of 16
    prestonpreston Posts: 219member
    who the hell is John Sculley
  • Reply 7 of 16
    frank777frank777 Posts: 5,798member
    Sculley is the former CEO of Pepsi, lured to head Apple, in part, by Steve Jobs' famous wisecrack about whether he wanted "to spend his life selling coloured sugar water."



    He was CEO during the eighties, and according to industry lore, heard about a plot by Jobs to fire him. In a boardroom coup he managed to get Jobs thrown out.



    The young Jobs may have been a tyrant, but he's always known a good product and strategy when he sees one.



    If Apple had kept Jobs the way Microsoft has had Gates at the helm all these years, we might have had a more competitive OS market today.



    [ 06-01-2002: Message edited by: Frank777 ]</p>
  • Reply 8 of 16
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    It's fun to speculate WWF style on these two, but the word "anticlimax" keeps popping into my head. I'll tell you this much: Sculley's announcement might be important but it won't have legs, and Jobs' announcement will be ridiculed by most the Mac fan boards. But that's not a prediction as much as a truism.
  • Reply 9 of 16
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,273member
    Sculley sucks and has had no success running Tech Companies. His vision single handedly destroyed Live Picture Sculley opposed the creation of the Newton. The Man lacks vision and "selling colored sugar water" is probably what he's best suited for. I can't stand the man. Look for whatever company or product he announces to fail miserably.
  • Reply 10 of 16
    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    [quote]Originally posted by BuonRotto:

    <strong>It's fun to speculate WWF style on these two, but the word "anticlimax" keeps popping into my head. I'll tell you this much: Sculley's announcement might be important but it won't have legs, and Jobs' announcement will be ridiculed by most the Mac fan boards. But that's not a prediction as much as a truism. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Hey you're almost at 1000.. congrats!
  • Reply 11 of 16
    fotnsfotns Posts: 301member
    [quote]Originally posted by hmurchison:

    <strong>Sculley opposed the creation of the Newton.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I don't care about Sculley one way or the other, but you are wrong about him and the Newton. The Newton was his pet project, and its financial failure was what led to his resignation.
  • Reply 12 of 16
    junkyard dawgjunkyard dawg Posts: 2,801member
    It was Scully who gave Microsoft the rights to copy the Mac GUI. I don't remember the details, but essentially Scully traded a promise for continued Excel for Mac development, for the right to use the Mac GUI's "look and feel". The funny part is that it was probably not intentional, since the clause was buried in some legal document by Microsoft....meaning that Scully is an incompetent fool.



    But I'm sure there is someone else here who can explain things better than I. Suffice to say that Scully is your typical American businessman who cares nothing about the quality of the product and everything about short term profits, personal gain in money and power, and he has a special place in his heart for bean counters. Just the sort of guy you'd want to have a beer with!
  • Reply 13 of 16
    spartspart Posts: 2,060member
    [quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:

    <strong>It was Scully who gave Microsoft the rights to copy the Mac GUI. I don't remember the details, but essentially Scully traded a promise for continued Excel for Mac development, for the right to use the Mac GUI's "look and feel". The funny part is that it was probably not intentional, since the clause was buried in some legal document by Microsoft....meaning that Scully is an incompetent fool.



    But I'm sure there is someone else here who can explain things better than I. Suffice to say that Scully is your typical American businessman who cares nothing about the quality of the product and everything about short term profits, personal gain in money and power, and he has a special place in his heart for bean counters. Just the sort of guy you'd want to have a beer with! </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Or some Pepsi Blue. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 14 of 16
    frank777frank777 Posts: 5,798member
    Ok, so Apple announced general distribution of the eMac and a preview of Quicktime 6.



    But I haven't seen any coverage of a Sculley announcement.



    Anybody got the goods?



    [ 06-04-2002: Message edited by: Frank777 ]</p>
  • Reply 15 of 16
    mandricardmandricard Posts: 486member
    [quote]Originally posted by Frank777:

    Anybody got the goods?<hr></blockquote>





    No one seems to... not even google.



    Mandricard

    AppleOutsider
  • Reply 16 of 16
    spartspart Posts: 2,060member
    Maybe no one cared.
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