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  • Remembering Steve Jobs

    Jobs was the great god of extreme egoism and we can see now how lost and miserable he really was.
    A man who was grabbing and grabbing, even parking spaces for disabled drivers, often wanted two and suddenly turned with all his billions into the grave. And his fans have to make up his good deeds and false last words.
    As believers fall away and new generations grow, they will put it in the right place - it will become the worst possible example, while perhaps civilization will be gone anyway, because there is no society that can survive such egoism, let alone glorify it.

  • Cook talks slumping iPhone sales in interview, to reportedly hold 'all-hands' meeting with...

    colinng said:
    They send demo units to "influencers" i.e. people with YouTube channels. They hope that Apple customers are truly sheeple who just buy what "influencers" show off. 

    Apple is failing because it is pandering to fools, hoping that "a fool and their money soon part." They forgot their customers are artists, creatives, directors, engineers, authors, teachers, scientists. 

    You mean artists, creatives, directors, engineers, authors, teachers, scientists don't recognize recommendations from some lovely youtube "influencers" like "iJustine" at all?
  • Apple begins construction of new campus in Austin, Texas

    Soli said:
    Why Austin?
    Why Texas?
    Because California and in particular San Fran have no pleasant future outcome. Dead state walking. People and businesses are fleeing.

    I recently started a new company in the US. My heart has always been in California, but from a business POV it didn't get a look in. Florida or Texas. Florida won.
    Um, no. California is the 5th largest economy in the world. It's not going to simply die. What is happening, is Apple, like all companies, are moving to location where there are resources that are yet untapped, which for this type of facility means that Austin is a good fit.

    Your distorted feelings about California are not new and yet Apple completed an HQ right now the road from its previous HQ. So why would Apple do that if the writing was on the wall that companies were fleeing CA because, as you put it, is a "dead state walking"? Do you think Apple is that daft at operations? I don't, but if you do you probably should sell any stock ASAP.
    California actually has the largest outflow of residents of any state in the US, Illinois is a close second I think. CA isn’t dying but it also isn’t growing. I’ve worked with clients in California for 15+ years and there is a very large shift taking place today. I’m seeing so many more companies in NY, Boston, Austin than ever before and less in CA. San Fransisco is a shadow of itself today and not really all that pleasant to visit at the moment. Traffic, pricing, sanitation, taxes, take your pick. There are many factors driving the change and each company has its own reasons of course but so many young companies have realized they don’t need or want to be in CA to build an effective business. And the economic climate in TX is very enticing, without some of the CA upsides sure, but also without many of the CA downsides as well. I’ve always loved CA but it’s not the same today as even 5 years ago.
    Not growing isn't the same as dying, which was claimed. Humorously you also stated "traffic" as a problem there....traffic is a problem when there is high population density. 

    Losing some people probably isn't a bad thing for such a populous, desirable, expensive place. 
    Wrong. Nothing EVER stays the same. It either grows or dies.

    Traffic is also not a reliable indicator. I'd say part of the volume is due to people driving between multiple jobs to try to make ends meet, or simply driving around looking for a job!
    Our micro studio is not growing and surely not dying. 10 years or so. Europe. What should we do now?