The Macalope Weekly: Unreasonable expectations
Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:20 AM
I also think you got it right when you wondered if he wasn't mistakenly comparing it to an iPad. That's where his position begins to make some sort of sense. The hypothetical Apple device to which the Surface Pro should be compared is the "iPad Pro". The hypothetical iPad running full OSX. Which just goes to show, it's priced too high. If it were priced at $600, the landscape changes and M$ would have quite a capable product leading a category... the "Pro Tablet". But they missed that boat.
One thing though... Can we call a digitizing pen what it is, and not just a "stylus". It's much more than that.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:37 AM
Speaking of future products, I personally want to see what the new Mac Pro that Tim Cook said was coming later this year offers. I hope it is "insanely great"!
Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:42 AM
Ah HyperCard, ah OpenDoc, I do not remember a software product called "Kool-Aid", however. Must have run pre System 6, cause that was the OS on the first Mac I bought. ;-)
Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:38 PM
Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:39 PM
The biggest risk to Tim Cook would that he starts listening to these guys.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:40 PM
Apple released iBooks Author in 2012. If teachers and professional authors can easily write textbooks using iBooks Author, that might change the books that are used in schools.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:18 PM
Disclaimer: Amazon.con shareholder since 1999, still believing in Bezos magic, is a Wall St, insider anyway, and you can bet that at the moment Wall St. Want to see results he would deliver.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:27 PM
Well maybe i'm wrong but all I read here in Spain is that Tim must do exsaclty what Disney executives did, think what Steve have done. You know, just what Steve warned him to avoid.
Anyway, can anybody tell me what was Disney, when get bankrupt, you know?... Oh wait it's still alive and kicking, and one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world, not a bad end for what supposedly is the most unfortunate corporation in America, and remembered for the sad fate his founder death give to it.