Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs: Some perspective please

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News comments:
It is sad when a great entrepreneur dies.

Steve Jobs was an inspiration to generations and helped create a huge money machine in Apple. His leadership... [Editor: Stop]

Let's get real here folks. Apple was a design company. Nearly all of its technology was licensed or ripped off of other companies. They never invented the mouse (1963 - Stanford Research) or the GUI (1963 - Stanford Research) or Windows or Icons (1963 - Stanford Research). They didn't invent the MP3 player (HP invented the device and in 1999 the JukeBox was launched) or touchscreen technology (invented by a Brit for the Royal Radar Establishment). The iPad was based on something called the SketchPad invented by... yes you guessed it, Stanford Research.

Jobs was a magpie and a design merchant. He presided over a monopoly company. Apple is a closed shop and tries to own the complete supply chain. Its technology is less open than Microsoft. Jobs was so useless Apple nearly went bust until a Brit, Jony Ive was hired to rebrand their products. He is the master behind Apple for he "invented" the Macbook, iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad. Jobs got lucky.

Apple is also a big polluter as new model after new is launched and old and redundant rare earth metal rich white consumables are tossed out and land filled. The increase in incurable tinnitus is shocking and so is RSI but nobody is interested in the health of its customers.

A great man but he wasn't god. He was a marketing king.

His death is the end of Apple. Its products are going nowhere and the once cool brand is now considered uncool. Ask anyone under 25.

Today's shorts:
Apple (albwabaa)

Today's longs:
RIM (bloomberg)

Apple to rot and turn into cider.


Anonymous said...

Well, he did more with his life than you'll ever do you with yours.

Anonymous said...

How can you even defend writing such a stupid blog?

You go back to writing your silly, sometimes funny blogs on the financial industry.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should do a bit more research next time.

What about NEXT and PIXAR? Just marketing?

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