He has his reasons and if you know the follow up to 1984, which was called Lemmings, it rings even more true to his criticism and remarks about Apple being shunned by the enterprise market. Lemmings carried a much stronger message than 1984 and because of it, it fell flat. It was a disaster.
The article though, resonated with me not because of his criticism of the ad but for how Apple handled the iPhone 4 antenna issue. It never was bigger than most other problems with the phone but due to the media beat up, it felt worse. As it turned out, within 10 days the issue disappeared. Apple did redesign the antenna for the 4S but to me it had always felt like Apple was doing it more for the public relations effect than for strictly technical reasons.
Oh and it’s yet another claim over the inaccuracies of Walter Isaacson’s book on Steve Jobs.
Have had this in my Instapaper account for a couple of days but I keep forgetting to post it on the blog. In case you haven’t caught on, Mona Simpson is Steve Jobs’ sister who only found out about their relationship when she was 25. A moving and powerful eulogy.
Source: The New York Times
Breaking news on October 5, 2011. Collected, compiled, and edited by @pinot.
Ten years ago today, we still had not yet met the iPod. The last of Steve’s five decades on this Earth ended up being his most accomplished by far. Remember that whenever you think your best days are behind you. We can’t control when our lives begin, and we can’t really control when they end. All we have is what’s in between. Make it count.
Think Different as narrated by Steve Jobs
Visionary, innovator, leader.
Apple’s market cap is now nearly $25 billion larger than Exxon’s, the second most-valuable public company in the world. Apple’s market cap will soon surpass $400 billion.
The iPhone 5 hasn’t even been announced yet.