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(The Week)   Four Apple "secrets" revealed during the Samsung court battle: 1) Steve Jobs was a paranoid asshole 2) Steve Jobs was a paranoid asshole 3) Steve Jobs was a paranoid asshole 4) Apple thought about building a car   (theweek.com) divider line 49
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2012-08-07 11:20:48 AM
Would it run exclusively on iFuel, have every component welded together, and cause Apple to sue Henry Ford for patent infringement?

/someone had to get the hate fest started
 
2012-08-07 11:22:42 AM
1) This.
2) That.
3) The other.
4) Hmmmm...interesting. Him with Tesla involved....(or just outright buy Tesla)
 
2012-08-07 11:36:26 AM
If Microsoft made cars:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive, but would run on only five percent of the roads.

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced, car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again, because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10. Oh yeah, and last but not least . . . you'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off!

/rubs hands together and waits.
 
2012-08-07 11:39:18 AM
I bet "natural steering" would cause quite a few accidents before drivers discovered the pref to disable it.
 
2012-08-07 11:39:58 AM

Need a Dispenser Here: Would it run exclusively on iFuel, have every component welded together, and cause Apple to sue Henry Ford for patent infringement?

/someone had to get the hate fest started


Thing is, that's pretty accurate. Just replace the iFuel with an iCharger - a proprietary, patented charging station that can't be used to charge anything else, and prevents any third-party charging systems from working with the iCar.

Pointing out the actual current company trends isn't "hating." Apple takes "proprietary" to whole new levels.
 
2012-08-07 11:44:56 AM
Apple abandoned their plans to build a car when their patent for a "four wheeled conveyance with engine and doors" was denied.
 
2012-08-07 11:46:20 AM

theorellior: If Microsoft made cars:


Will the geek squad be able to fix a flat tire for me?
 
2012-08-07 11:46:24 AM
FTFA

"We wanted to build something great... so there was no reason to look at something they'd done."

That's a nice punch right there.
 
2012-08-07 11:48:59 AM
But...there were 5 secrets...and on the fifth one The Jobs was again marked as a choad
 
2012-08-07 11:50:48 AM

MrEricSir: I bet "natural steering" would cause quite a few accidents before drivers discovered the pref to disable it.


Steve Jobs: "Stop holding the steering wheel that way"
 
2012-08-07 11:55:19 AM
Apple means design a car. They have nowhere close to the knowledge of manufacturing to actually build one. Many have tried and all have ended up buying chassis and power trains off established manufacturers.

/of course you could argue some of us lack the knowledge these days since certain farktards in management fired everyone and replaced them with contractors
//institutional knowledge sounds like a UAW plot to those morons
 
2012-08-07 12:10:07 PM
theorellior: If Microsoft made cars:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive, but would run on only five percent of the roads.

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced, car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again, because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10. Oh yeah, and last but not least . . . you'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off!

/rubs hands together and waits.


I remember the iFans throwing this out more than 12 years ago, you guys need new material.
 
2012-08-07 12:17:40 PM

theorellior: If Microsoft made cars:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive, but would run on only five percent of the roads.

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced, car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again, because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10. Oh yeah, and last but not least . . . you'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off!

/rubs hands together and waits.


I'm confused, so is everything listed from #5 on down in reference to Macintosh?
 
2012-08-07 12:20:51 PM
A car you say? Interesting... I think I have a picture of the prototype.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-07 12:27:47 PM

Latinwolf: theorellior: If Microsoft made cars:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive, but would run on only five percent of the roads.

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced, car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again, because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10. Oh yeah, and last but not least . . . you'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off!

/rubs hands together and waits.

I remember the iFans throwing this out more than 12 years ago, you guys need new material.


Older...IIRC this list was created shortly after Windows 95 but before Windows 95 OSR2
 
2012-08-07 12:30:54 PM

ManOfTeal: theorellior: If Microsoft made cars:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive, but would run on only five percent of the roads.

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced, car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again, because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10. Oh yeah, and last but not least . . . you'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off!

/rubs hands together and waits.

I'm confused, so is everything listed from #5 on down in reference to Macintosh?


So who has the version of this list for Xwindows -- you know, the one where you can steer with the radio knob?
 
2012-08-07 12:32:09 PM

soopey: theorellior: If Microsoft made cars:

Will the geek squad be able to fix a flat tire for me?


They need to reinstall the OS first.
 
2012-08-07 12:32:17 PM

Latinwolf: theorellior: If Microsoft made cars:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive, but would run on only five percent of the roads.

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced, car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again, because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10. Oh yeah, and last but not least . . . you'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off!

/rubs hands together and waits.

I remember the iFans throwing this out more than 12 years ago, you guys need new material.


That list predates iAnything. It was an old joke tossed around the IT community wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy before Apple had measurable marketshare in anything. Microsoft hate has existed for longer than many Farkers.

/and it was earned!
//now I feel old
 
2012-08-07 12:43:14 PM
Wasn't this beauty:
www.carreviews2012.net

essentially marketed as an iPod dock that you could drive?
/image as hot as the car is ugly
 
2012-08-07 12:50:37 PM
Impossible, how would they balance a car on 1 wheel?
 
2012-08-07 12:52:16 PM
i18.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-07 12:52:54 PM

Colour_out_of_Space: Wasn't this beauty:
[www.carreviews2012.net image 450x293]

essentially marketed as an iPod dock that you could drive?
/image as hot as the car is ugly


I see those around and honestly have no idea why someone would want to buy one. Then I see one with big rims and tinted windows and I drive away quickly.
 
2012-08-07 01:22:42 PM

Kuroshin: That list predates iAnything. It was an old joke tossed around the IT community wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy before Apple had measurable marketshare in anything. Microsoft hate has existed for longer than many Farkers.

/and it was earned!
//now I feel old


It does make you feel old when a horde of kids, usually 360 owners, all defend Microsoft doesn't it? That realisation that for them the 90's was the time they spent as either in nappies or a glint in the milkman's eye and they really have no idea what you are talking about.

Microsoft earned and continue to earn the title of "the beast of Redmond".
 
2012-08-07 01:30:54 PM

Vaneshi: It does make you feel old when a horde of kids, usually 360 owners, all defend Microsoft doesn't it? That realisation that for them the 90's was the time they spent as either in nappies or a glint in the milkman's eye and they really have no idea what you are talking about.


I remember the Browser War like it were yesterday. Took guts, grit and steel to live out those days. I remember Captain Renfitz from Netscape Command giving the orders to attack, you could hear the modem squeals for miles. Of the hundred men in my platoon, only six came back. 404s everywhere. It was a dark day.
 
2012-08-07 01:37:35 PM

Vaneshi: Kuroshin: That list predates iAnything. It was an old joke tossed around the IT community wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy before Apple had measurable marketshare in anything. Microsoft hate has existed for longer than many Farkers.

/and it was earned!
//now I feel old

It does make you feel old when a horde of kids, usually 360 owners, all defend Microsoft doesn't it? That realisation that for them the 90's was the time they spent as either in nappies or a glint in the milkman's eye and they really have no idea what you are talking about.

Microsoft earned and continue to earn the title of "the beast of Redmond".


You want to really feel old? rememeber back to the time when Microsoft and bill Gates were viewed as the embodiement of all that was evil and wrong in computer companies, a soul-less Borg-like giant that wanted everyone to confrom to thier (inferior) proprietary standards. And Apple and Jobs were considered the heroic defenders of Freedom and the little guy.

Now consider that to people born in the 1990's or later, Gates is known primarily as a rich Philanthropist, MS is the also-ran company producing technically superior but never as commerically sucessful products (Zune) and Apple is the corporate behemoth crushing the souls out of techies and technological innovation.
 
2012-08-07 01:40:21 PM

theorellior: Vaneshi: It does make you feel old when a horde of kids, usually 360 owners, all defend Microsoft doesn't it? That realisation that for them the 90's was the time they spent as either in nappies or a glint in the milkman's eye and they really have no idea what you are talking about.

I remember the Browser War like it were yesterday. Took guts, grit and steel to live out those days. I remember Captain Renfitz from Netscape Command giving the orders to attack, you could hear the modem squeals for miles. Of the hundred men in my platoon, only six came back. 404s everywhere. It was a dark day.


Kid, you had it soft. I served with General Mirsky in Lynx Command . If you only knew how many good men we lost, men who died screaming, face down in the MUDD.....
 
2012-08-07 01:48:51 PM
"I never directed anyone to go and copy anything from Samsung," Forstall testified. "We wanted to build something great... so there was no reason to look at something they'd done."

But did you direct them NOT to take inspiration from others? He answered a meaningless question. If they can just say "well sure, it looks a LOT like prior products, but trust us, we took no inspiration and any apparent similarity is coincidence", then Samsung can simply play that same card. Apple apparently wants it both ways here and seem to be taking the bait...

The childish followup comment was just stupid. "We didn't copy them because they're big fat poopy heads!". Yeah, whatever chief...
 
2012-08-07 01:51:51 PM
I think I'm going to watch Pirates of Silicon Valley when I get home.
 
2012-08-07 01:52:19 PM

PluckYew: Latinwolf: theorellior: If Microsoft made cars:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive, but would run on only five percent of the roads.

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced, car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again, because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10. Oh yeah, and last but not least . . . you'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off!

/rubs hands together and waits.

I remember the iFans throwing this out more than 12 years ago, you guys need new material.

Older...IIRC this list was created shortly after Windows 95 but before Windows 95 OSR2


So it's roughly the same age as the anti-Apple propaganda that we see parroted by iHaters.
 
2012-08-07 01:56:34 PM

bingethinker: PluckYew: Latinwolf: theorellior: If Microsoft made cars:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive, but would run on only five percent of the roads.

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced, car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again, because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10. Oh yeah, and last but not least . . . you'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off!

/rubs hands together and waits.

I remember the iFans throwing this out more than 12 years ago, you guys need new material.

Older...IIRC this list was created shortly after Windows 95 but before Windows 95 OSR2

So it's roughly the same age as the anti-Apple propaganda that we see parroted by iHaters.


Old habits die hard? How many UNIX programmers do you see with huge beards and suspenders?
 
2012-08-07 02:21:17 PM
"I never directed anyone to go and copy anything from Samsung," Forstall testified. "We wanted to build something great... so there was no reason to look at something they'd done."

You mean like cars.
 
2012-08-07 02:32:11 PM

Kuroshin: Apple takes "proprietary" to whole new levels.


Oh, come on. Compared to the beige pizzabox days, Apple's product line is almost entirely conformant to industry standards these days.
 
2012-08-07 02:39:22 PM

theorellior: 10. Oh yeah, and last but not least . . . you'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off!


Funny thing about my wife's new VW...

www.myturbodiesel.com
 
2012-08-07 02:57:34 PM

change1211:

Old habits die hard? How many UNIX programmers do you see with huge beards and suspenders?


Now or back in the day?
 
2012-08-07 03:04:37 PM
csb:
Co worker asked me if I had played Oregon Trail. I immediately thought of b floppies & agonizing deaths of drowning & cholora while he pulled out his snazzy iProduct & started up what looked to be a Farmville ®© clone. Now I feel old & silly.
/csb
 
2012-08-07 03:09:57 PM
Also the phrase "old and silly" sounds like something Morgan Freeman would say. Snert.
 
2012-08-07 03:23:27 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: "I never directed anyone to go and copy anything from Samsung," Forstall testified. "We wanted to build something great... so there was no reason to look at something they'd done."

But did you direct them NOT to take inspiration from others? He answered a meaningless question. If they can just say "well sure, it looks a LOT like prior products, but trust us, we took no inspiration and any apparent similarity is coincidence", then Samsung can simply play that same card. Apple apparently wants it both ways here and seem to be taking the bait...

The childish followup comment was just stupid. "We didn't copy them because they're big fat poopy heads!". Yeah, whatever chief...


Apple invented it first. Just ask them. Then inquire about that patent for three dimensional numbered cubes used to randomly determine numerical values.
 
2012-08-07 03:40:59 PM

Need a Dispenser Here: Would it run exclusively on iFuel, have every component welded together, and cause Apple to sue Henry Ford for patent infringement?

/someone had to get the hate fest started


Also, it will only drive to places available in the iTunes Location Store and if you get a flat tire, you'll have to have it towed to an Apple Store to get it fixed.
 
2012-08-07 03:47:34 PM

uknesvuinng: Need a Dispenser Here: Would it run exclusively on iFuel, have every component welded together, and cause Apple to sue Henry Ford for patent infringement?

/someone had to get the hate fest started

Also, it will only drive to places available in the iTunes Location Store and if you get a flat tire, you'll have to have it towed to an Apple Store to get it fixed.


Still better than a Microsoft car having to be crated up and sent to a 3rd party distribution center in Bangladesh ;P
 
2012-08-07 04:42:52 PM

OriginalGamer: uknesvuinng: Need a Dispenser Here: Would it run exclusively on iFuel, have every component welded together, and cause Apple to sue Henry Ford for patent infringement?

/someone had to get the hate fest started

Also, it will only drive to places available in the iTunes Location Store and if you get a flat tire, you'll have to have it towed to an Apple Store to get it fixed.

Still better than a Microsoft car having to be crated up and sent to a 3rd party distribution center in Bangladesh ;P


You could always jailbreak your iCar, makes so you can drive a bit faster and drive on a few more roads but if you get caught your car explodes.
 
2012-08-07 05:54:46 PM

soopey: change1211:

Old habits die hard? How many UNIX programmers do you see with huge beards and suspenders?

Now or back in the day?


Trick question... they're the same guys.
 
Ant
2012-08-07 07:10:07 PM

Vaneshi: Microsoft earned and continue to earn the title of "the beast of Redmond".


You mean like when their support claims to have never, ever seen a problem before that is common knowledge on the rest of the Internet until they finally release a patch for the problem, and then they act like they knew about it all along? Is that what you mean?
 
2012-08-07 10:18:49 PM
Actually thanks in large part to Henry ford, anyone can build a car without paying royalties to some schmuck who owns the rights to a horseless carriage.

Link
 
2012-08-08 01:02:41 AM

Ant:
You mean like when their support claims to have never, ever seen a problem before that is common knowledge on the rest of the Internet until they finally release a patch for the problem, and then they act like they knew about it all along? Is that what you mean?


I was thinking more along the lines of them holding a gun to the heads of EVERY teir-1 OEM (that's Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and at this juncture in history Compaq for those not up on their computer history) in a very real sense, I was think about them actively sabotaging competitors products (DR-DOS & Win3.1), outright stealing of others (DoubleSpace vs Stacker), using unpublished API's so that their software appeared faster then using these falsified benchmarks in marketing materials (Office 6 v Smart Suite) and I was also thinking about using and abusing a monopoly position to stop potential competitors from entering a market segment that they themselves had no intention of going in to just to see the other guy burn (i.e. Vapourware'd to death). I was thinking about the mandated software bundling (see first line), I was thinking about them being on record as stating they don't give a shiat about piracy just so long as you were pirating their stuff until they suddenly go all out to stop it 'because it looks bad', I was thinking about the destruction of the ISO standards comitties just so they could get the PR stuff up for Office 10, I was also thinking that this mysterious file format hasn't ever been implemented (because it's broken) and I was also thinking about them being the only one of the two (I know the company your referring too) that has actually been convicted of abusing a monopoly on TWO CONTINENTS! Ohh yes and I was also thinking about Embrace, Extend, Extinguish a policy that has not gone away or changed and thanks to the court cases featuring Novell we know this for a fact, it's a matter of record that this was their plan with the skull-fark they gave the ISO people.

That's more the sort of thing I meant sweet cheeks. Apple no matter what they do are always going to be just a Mini-me when compared to the Beast of Redmond. Deal with it.
 
2012-08-08 04:00:15 AM

change1211: Colour_out_of_Space: Wasn't this beauty:
[www.carreviews2012.net image 450x293]

essentially marketed as an iPod dock that you could drive?
/image as hot as the car is ugly

I see those around and honestly have no idea why someone would want to buy one. Then I see one with big rims and tinted windows and I drive away quickly.


It has surprisingly good pickup for a toastermobile, the visibility is good, the options are satisfactory, it's CHEAP, and it comfortably fits my 2 meter frame with room enough for an equal-height passenger to sit directly behind me. Also, I don't really care about what the outside looks like considering that I am inside it, driving.

Ironically, the stock stereo's ipod support is crap. I have to reset everything every time I start the car. At least the handsfree works nicely.
 
2012-08-08 07:41:59 AM
Vaneshi

Apple is the corporate behemoth crushing the souls out of techies and technological innovation.


Except for actual techies and technicological innovators. They tend to love Apple for their powerful, cheap and easy to use development tools.
 
2012-08-08 11:27:22 AM

theorellior: If Microsoft made cars:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive, but would run on only five percent of the roads.

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced, car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again, because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10. Oh yeah, and last but not least . . . you'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off!

/rubs hands together and waits.


I never understood this list. If Microsoft built a car that was strictly proprietary and didn't allow you to change it - except with Microsoft certified enhancements, would this still be true? I get your point, but I can go to Best Buy (or wherever) and install whatever hardware I want. And I can download software created by any yahoo selling software on the internet. Not defending Micro$oft, but I believe this is an oranges and apples comparison.
 
2012-08-08 01:37:58 PM

ryarger: Vaneshi

Apple is the corporate behemoth crushing the souls out of techies and technological innovation.

Except for actual techies and technicological innovators. They tend to love Apple for their powerful, cheap and easy to use development tools.


*raises eye brow* Are we playing deliberate misquote bingo or did you dun goof?
 
2012-08-08 09:08:40 PM
I work in a secured government research facility and apple's level of secrecy seems absurd. Steve jobs seemed like he would be the boss from hell
 
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