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sflocal said:tokyojimu said:And all for something that’s perfectly legal in many states.
bitmod said:StrangeDays said:bitmod said:If you’re a Fortune 100 company... it’s going to be great!
Where is the Mac for the small business that makes up 98% of the market? The freelancers who need a solid machine that they can upgrade over 7 years. iMac isn’t it.
This is looks like a fantastic machine - but it misses the mark for what the average pro user has been asking for.
There are plenty of Mac options for small businesses. Such businesses likely do not need a MacPro. Per Craig, the majority of their pro users are...developers. The new iMac and iMac Pro have them covered for software development. Likewise for wedding photographers and the other small businesses in your mind. This....is a workstation. If you cannot afford, you very likely do no require it.
Not for hobbyists and tinkerers, sorry.
virgilisleading42 said:News flash: President of a country advocates for companies to make things in their country and supply jobs to their people. These comments seem like the don't throw the baby with the bathwater situation.
Conveniently, his tariffs exclude clothing, benefitting his products and his daughter’s business:
Trump himself says he likes doing business with China.
gatorguy said:Pretty much every member signed on the the declaration, as the AI article says over 180 of them (181 to be exact). Ignoring the couple of corporations who are in-between CEO's at the moment and unable to sign, there are seven others who specifically did not tho their reasoning for not doing so are not stated:
Larry Culp / General Electric
By the way, informative post @StrangeDays
So many household name CEOs are behind the idea of additional stakeholders now:
...in it, some criticisms of managing to the stock price alone:
The problems of shareholder value theory
These criticisms of the single-minded pursuit of shareholder value as measured by the current stock price are well-founded. The theory has contributed to:
- pervasive short-termism;
- diverted human and financial resources from needed investments in innovation;
- dispirited both employees and managers, leading to pervasive disengagement;
- generated “bad profits” that undermined customer loyalty;
- caused excessive “financialization” of the economy, making it vulnerable financial crashes;
- incentivized CEOs to become financial engineers and companies to lose their entrepreneurial mojo;
- led firms to pursue the extraction of value, rather than the creation of value;
- undermined the economic recovery from the Global Financial Crisis;
- drastically reduced rates of return on assets and on invested capital;
- appropriated gains that flowed from workers’ improvements in productivity; and
- led to secular economic stagnation and increasingly unsustainable economic inequality.
inplainview said:Trying so hard to be excited. It’s just not “magical” anymore. Loads of meh...
"Magical" is in your mind.
As a local, with friends and family graduating, I thought his speech was excellent. Despite the antagonistic headline, he said “in some ways”, which is obviously and irrefutably true.
Calling these demotivation speeches means you’ve just missed the point. Not surprisingly, since you’re not the target audience of the speech, and in all likelihood are used up and past the point of anything motivating you to do anything other than watch television. Shrug. College grads are different. They’re ready, and hungry, and can use the advice. As a successful southerner, Cook did not disappoint. I hope our new grads take it to heart and do some great things. (Tho anything will be better than bitching on a rumors forum!)
Notsofast said:That's the part that is the subject of debate; i.e., how much of the current climate change cycle, which are always occurring, is caused or changeable by man. We know so little that we can't answer that question yet.
Evidence for man-made global warming hits 'gold standard': scientistsEvidence for man-made global warming has reached a “gold standard” level of certainty, adding pressure for cuts in greenhouse gases to limit rising temperatures, scientists said on Monday. [...]
“The narrative out there that scientists don’t know the cause of climate change is wrong,” he told Reuters. “We do.”
Mainstream scientists say the burning of fossil fuels is causing more floods, droughts, heat waves and rising sea levels.
The last 15 years? That would also exclude little things like the iPhone, the iPad, and the svelte slim iMacs. Sorry, but that's bunk.
Isaacson is from my city, New Orleans, and I've seen him speak at local tech talks. It's clear he is not a tech guy, doesn't get tech, and is just riding Jobs' coattails for continued relevancy.
Jobs hired the wrong guy. For compelling reasons why, read Gruber's takes on Isaacon's biography:
Inversely, here are his takes on the much better Becoming Steve Jobs: