The Macalope Weekly: Place your bets!
Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:24 AM
Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:31 AM
One of his last pieces for The Street was in September, titled '5 Items You Won't See at Apple's Show' and #1 was Steve Jobs and "his "one more thing" schtick and his "magical" and "revolutionary" pronouncements". Stay classy, Moritz.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:45 AM
A far bigger deal, just as egregious as what I criticize Apple for (and less forgivable, coming from MS) is "Windows Store Only" and curation. As far as this person goes, "it's not happening".
This post has been edited by klahanas: 11 February 2012 - 07:46 AM
But glittering prizes and endless compromises
Shatter the illusion of integrity."
Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:20 AM
Yep; and these are all just tools, what matters is what you produce with them. That what Steve wanted to create --great tools. So use the tool of your choice, but create, create, create...
Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:37 AM
"I saw a lot of commercials last night that were cute. Funny dogs. Smiling, mischievous babies. Lovable polar bears. I saw some stupid ones, too, like the insulting and endless demeaning of women by GoDaddy, or something about a kid relieving himself in pool. I guess that was an ad for porta-potties?
But there was one ad that struck me as the most honest, most riveting and most compelling of all. You see, the game had just ended, and Colts great Raymond Berry ran the Giant gantlet with the Lombardi Trophy. Suddenly it seemed like every other Giant pulled out an Apple iPhone to snap pictures of the moment.
One after another after another. And I said to myself, there it is, not some pet dangling a bag of chips or some headlights killing vampires or King Elton getting trapdoored. Nope, there was an ad worthy of Steve Jobs and the company he built.
Of course, it wasn't an ad. It was just a collection of the most cool, most idolized competitors in the world whipping out their favorite device, which they had on the field, ready for action."
Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:38 AM
It's not. And didn't they just announce you will have to use the four Office apps they are allowing on WOA (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and something I've never heard of) and denying all other non-Metro software? Is this what they call the full Windows experience?
Ballmer is lucky the MS board is a bunch of bozos who couldn't find their butts with a map and both hands. Otherwise, he'd be amongst the unemployed. (Who else would hire him now that Enron is out of business?)
This post has been edited by leicaman: 11 February 2012 - 08:39 AM
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:39 AM
The punditbots will be fun to laugh at in the interim, though.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:52 AM
You seem to be referencing page 2 of that article (in other words, on page 2, those are the last three paragraphs of the article, not the first three).
Thanks for the links. The Macalope got the dead ones from some of his older pieces. He's posted a parenthetical correction above.