The Macalope Weekly: Checking in
Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:03 PM
I'm telling you Southpark had it nailed with the underpants gnomes:
1) Steal Underpants
Android/Amazon will figure out number two any day now. You just wait!
Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:57 AM
I used the netbook cudgel (they have to be good for something) with a story yesterday where Tim Bajarin claimed Apple would not survive if they didn't do a convertible. That is, a mash up of a tablet and a laptop. An MS Surface essentially. It's too easy sometimes to see the problem with what these people, who claim to be experts, somehow never even bother to consider. Consultants like Bajarin remind me of a definition I heard of a consultant. Someone who is from farther away than 50 miles.
But they do serve a higher purpose. We come here every Saturday morning to remember.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:51 PM
The Apple Server?
I suppose he must mean the Apple Network Server of 1996/7, which was such a minor product (and admittedly abject failure) that I'd forgotten it - and I remember a LOT of obscure Macs.
(Unless he means the more successful Workgroup Server or Macintosh Server lines, but those weren't really aimed at "IT"... whatever "IT" means at the moment.
And the line lasted from 1993 to 2003 until replaced by the XServe, so again, it must have been selling.)
He also neatly ignores - being Rob Enderle - the later "Server" products: the XServe (2002-2011) and modern Mac Mini Server.
None of them took The IT World By Storm, but they lasted a lot longer than a year and thus sold tolerably well - the Mini Server still being in production at this instant!