The Macalope Weekly: CEO chatter
Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:17 AM
Oh Macalope, this is one of your best. Probably second only to calling stupid pundits "Nostradumbasses". You nearly made my morning coffee come out my nose.
I am so happy you are there to fight the good fight in print (pixels?) for me. It's delightful to have a voice of reason in a world seemingly populated with "journalists" who are more like "urinalists".
Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:37 AM
I will say that it is a laudable goal to offer a plethora of options to consumers, but not at the expense of system speed and ease of use. When Surface actually shows up some place that I can touch it, I'll be interested to see if it has managed to accomplish this for a change.
I loved the comment about MS Office users. Since I came into using Apple only in 2009, I had to learn MS Office and I found the learning curve for iWork and MS Office to be about the same. Both are very robust and useful productivity suites, but the business world I live in is stuck with MS. Oh well.
I would like to see a piece about Siri vs Google's voice recognition software. Apple would do well to catch up there quickly. While Siri is getting much better at recognizing my voice, I noticed that Google slightly edges her out and has the added bonuses of showing me each words it thinks I said just after I say them. Siri makes me wait until I've stopped talking, so I have to wait to proof-read. Also, Google launches its search immediately while Siri requires a few extra taps. I'm sure Apple will get this solved sooner than later, but I don't like conceding wins to Google.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:43 AM
Simply brilliant. But I blew my morning beverage all over my MBP screen and now I have to clean it all up...
Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:17 AM
Oh, right, either they can't run well, and compete for price, or they can run well but are Forbes* expensive. Now i understand Microsoft's argument about nobody making a device people want.
* - stupid
This post has been edited by leicaman: 03 November 2012 - 07:18 AM
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:25 AM
Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:38 AM
2/3rd's of the article is about the writings for a company 'not good enough to link to'.
How about getting of the pedestal & finding some stories you do want to link to instead of taking their Apple bashing link bait. You're smarter than that Macalope.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:39 AM
Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:52 AM
What is the lesson learned here? Third party applications which, unfortunately, most of us have to use, do not "just work" so well with Apple. This is not an issue with Windows because that is the ecosystem they're designed for. But imagine having an Aunt Maude trying to figure this out! I am not giving up my nice shiny apple computer but the unfortunately reality is that it doesn't play so nice with business world apps, crappy as those apps may be and yes I understand that it is adobe's fault for not making their software work with Apple. Knowing that, however, doesn't reduce the frustration level much. <sigh>.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:01 AM
1 The Macalope has misunderstood Steve Balmer. Steve was being literal when he said "…really re-imagined Windows end to end." They have imagined it doesn't suck. They have imagined it can be simple AND complex. They have imagined it is always going to be relevant. They have imagined a lot of other things that cannot be mentioned politely.
2 His otherwise spot on bit on Ed Conway was deeply insulting to me. As someone who dates a Matt Damon impersonator I resent the implication that this is an inferior experience. She is a wonderful woman with many fine qualities.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:01 AM
And the Surface???? A tablet that needs a TABLE to function???? And what happens to that keyboard when not in use or used as a tablet??? The best that it can be is a netbook for the NOW of Microsoft.
To me the iPad that I have is my Skateboard as to my desktop(Tacoma) and laptop(Corolla). What is the Surface? Sort of like the TurDuChick that is sold for the holidays for those grommets that haven't eaten out in a while. Or? maybe the butt of that Johnny Cash song about working on the assembly line and took parts that ended up going together in a FrankenCar form.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:33 AM
Well, is "lightening" a typo on Mr. Conway's part, a clever, being very charitable, joke on how the Lightning Connector enables a thinner, thus, lighter device, an unclever allusion to how 30 pin adapters will lighten one's wallet, or an indicator that, as he goes, Mr. Conway may lighten his rucksack by leaving his underused dictionary? Or perhaps thuneder and lightening is what the coole kids saye, I mean spelle.