Bill Gates vs Seve Jobs!!!

Bill Gates: So, how’s heaven Steve?

Steve Jobs: Great, it just doesn’t have any walls or fences.

Bill Gates: So…?

Steve Jobs: So, we don’t need any Windows and Gates. I’m sorry Bill, I didn’t mean to offend you.

Bill Gates: It’s ok Steve, but I heard a rumor.

Steve Jobs: Oh, what rumor?

Bill Gates: That nobody is allowed to touch Apple there and there are no Jobs in heaven.

Steve Jobs: Oh no, definitely there are but only no-pay jobs. Therefore definitely no Bills in heaven as everything will be provided free….”
– SantaBanta

Posted by Damian

Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. – Steve Jobs.

“Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money.
They make it by being Wal-Mart.
We make it by innovation.”
– Steve Jobs
I found that quote by Steve Jobs.
Not sure when he made that statement but must have been years back.
Doubt if that is still the case today because a lot of water has passed under the bridge and many other companies have joined the fray.
So I doubt if it will completely right today to say Apple and Dell are the only ones making money.
My thoughts!

Posted by Damian

Apple’s legendary first design boss says ‘smartwatches are stupid’!!!

Steve Jobs had a number of talents that made him the brilliant CEO we all remember, but one of his most impressive abilities is one that isn’t often discussed: Jobs had an uncanny ability to attract talent and surround himself with some of the most skilled executives the industry has ever known. In terms of design, Jobs knew early on that Apple’s products would need a look and a UX that set them apart if they were going to succeed, and he brought on Hartmut Esslinger in 1982 to make products that people would love and remember.

Esslinger did just that, and he is still revered in the industry today. He is currently a DeTao Master of Industrial Design with The Beijing DeTao Masters Academy in China, and his opinions are still widely respected.

Unfortunately for Apple, he happens to think that the “exciting new product category” the company is about to enter is stupid.

“Smartwatches are stupid,” Esslinger told Forbes in a recent interview. “Why would I put cheap electronics on my wrist as a symbol of [my] emotion?” He believes that smartwatches and fitness trackers are little more than a gimmick with no real value proposition for users.

The iconic designer certainly isn’t alone in thinking that smartwatches seem very overblown right now. Currently available devices in this category offer consumers precious little of value, and any potential gains don’t seem to offset the hassle of carrying yet another device that needs to be charged every day.

Will Apple’s “iWatch” change that? We won’t know anything for certain until the device debuts this coming October, but Apple clearly has a lot of work to do if it hopes to launch a device that can succeed where countless others have floundered so far — even with Samsung’s marketing might, it couldn’t even ship 1 million Galaxy Gear smartwatches. And who knows how many of the 800,000 units it did ship were actually purchased by end users.
By Zach Epstein
Friday June 13, 2014, 2:50 PM

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Hello, Windows. Is it free you’re looking for?

This is an interesring article about the shifting sand that has become the Operating System (OS) market.

What are companies in this industry doing or ready to do to attain and sustain competitive advantage!

What role does innovation play in the survival or otherwise of any organisation in an industry that globalisation is a key factor?

Is Microsoft ready to give up on its key revenue source and take on Google and Apple in a terrain they have not played in before now? How much of the market is Google and Apple ready to give up for Microsoft?

As usual I leave you to read the article (link below) and come to your own conclusion.