In 1984, I convinced my about-to-be (then) husband not to buy a Macintosh ($2,495/$5,440 in 2011 $). It wasn’t just because it was expensive. It wasn’t interoperable, you see, and the dairy cooperative we worked for was an IBM shop. Mainframes and IBM PCs (not clones) didn’t talk to Macs. Heck, Microsoft Word wasn’t around […]
When Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple in August, AdWeek inserted his pictureinto the 1997 “Crazy Ones” ad narrated by Richard Dryfuss. This needs to be added to my Favorite Steve Jobs & Apple YouTube Clips (August). [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g55Rnc92KWI] From Google+ Steve Jobs Stories Apple History (An Animation) TIME magazine produced a new issue in 3 […]
Via Posterous From the Australian paper TheAge, Jobs made Apple great by ignoring profit by Clayton Christensen and James Allworth (Reuters): Steve Jobs retires as the CEO of Apple with a reputation that will place him amongst the pantheon of history’s great global business leaders. Many people have written about what makes Jobs and Apple […]
I returned from vacation to discover that Steve Jobs had announced his resignation as Apple’s CEO.
Will Richmond (FierceMobile) tackles AntennaGate today. I didn’t see his referenced Steve Jobs quote when I went looking for facts-and-data on Friday, but I think it sums up the state of much of what passes for “news” on the web today: Sometimes I feel that in search of eyeballs for these web sites, people don’t care […]
There are a lot of stories today about the Steve Jobs press conference. I thought I’d mine the stories for data about the iPhone 4. Not too surprising, but the negative press lens that I recall from the 1990s seems to be firmly in place. I’m getting an iPhone 4 next week (I hope – […]