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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 07, 2007 09:37PM Reply Quote
Talk about industry stock market mumbo-jumbo here.

John Willoughby – October 09, 2008 08:53AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
New notebooks confirmed. Rumors of a new Netbook or deep-discounted MacBook at $800.

rino – October 09, 2008 06:20PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Very cool iPod Touch commercial.
http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/gallery/ads/small.html

I hadn't seen it before ... aired during Daily Show.

El Jeffe – October 10, 2008 02:53AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
sorry, but to me to push the gaming side, they need actual controller pads on the ends. Or, a connected one or such.

John Willoughby – October 10, 2008 06:54AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Apple has admitted that a number of MacBook Pros shipped with the defective nVidia cards. Duh. They will fix them for two years from date of sale, even if the MBP is out of warranty. They're also reimbursing folks who paid for the repair in an affected MBP.

John Willoughby – October 21, 2008 12:10PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
If iPhone results were not deferred (subscription accounting), it would have represented 39% of Apple's revenue for the quarter.

I guess Apple's a phone company now.



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tliet – October 21, 2008 08:36PM Reply Quote
Good for Steve Ballmer he's such a visionaire...

rino – October 22, 2008 07:20AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
This latest ad should wrap up the campaign IMO --
http://movies.apple.com/movies/us/apple/getamac/apple_getamac_bakesale_20081020_480x272.mov

They've said it all now and should move onto promoting their products again.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – October 22, 2008 08:44AM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
Yep, they have pretty effectively squashed Microsofts $300M add campaign. They made it look too easy.

Well played.

stan adams – October 30, 2008 05:31AM Reply Quote
Wowsers, there are ways to make money even in the face of "economic devastation" :

http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewarticle+articleid_2750996.html

John Willoughby – December 30, 2008 12:07PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I'm afraid that I actually believe this. Not this particular rumor, but the general sense that control has been moving out Steve's hands and his responsibilities are being reduced by as much as possible.

stan adams – December 30, 2008 01:11PM Reply Quote
The thought of Jobs mortality leaves me both sad and reflective.

I am going to start by telling you yesterday a pal from grade school's older brother was buried. I knew this guy really well. In fact he owned the service station where I usually had my car maintained and bought gas and bags of snacks. He was 51 and not in bad health but sometimes the first heart attack is bad enough that nothing can be done. So Jim is gone and his business is sort of in chaos, 'cause he was a good mechanic and decent enough business owner but not exactly the kind of guy that knows what a "succession plan" is or why it would be have good to have. I feel really bad for Jim's mom, she "worked" the cash register a lot and it must really suck to outlive your oldest son. It is also not good for Jim's daughter's who are both thankfully out of school. Even though their mom and JIm divorced, it was over Jim not being the kind of husband she wanted, 'cause he was always a good dad and that is really a hard thing to be.... http://www.legacy.com/chicagotribune/Obituaries.asp?Page=Notice&PersonID=121910224


So when SJ is gone I will feel bad too. He had an amazing life. He started a company that we all wish we could have. He had some very public missteps and made the kind of comeback you usually only see in make-believe. Apple is without a doubt the coolest thing to every come out of Silicon Valley and literally "change everything". It will go on being an amazingly successful company for a very long time because Jobs 2.0 is so much WISER than than he before. His pancreatic cancer changed him in a good way too. I am sure he DOES have that succession plan, but more importantly I think that brush with death forced people inside Apple to decide how they'll live their lives after SJ is gone. Some of them made a decision that the way to ensure they made a difference was to amp up the work they do and others left. That is a good thing for the future of Apple.

El Jeffe – December 30, 2008 01:28PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I know what you mean on the first part. My brother's first heart attack at 47 was fatal. Miss him dearly.

Bruce Robertson – December 30, 2008 02:34PM Reply Quote
Gizmodo? I'm more inclined to believe this.
"I was told two weeks ago by sources inside Apple that the decision had nothing to do with Jobs' health. I got the same message today. Period."

Cloudscout – December 30, 2008 02:43PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
They pulled out of MWNY for reasons completely unrelated to Steve's health. Why is it so hard to believe they'd pull out of MWSF for the same kinds of reasons?

El Jeffe – December 30, 2008 02:44PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
That photo of jobs looks just like ME right now. I have a black mock turtle on with no shoulder muscles, too. But a black cap on, since my hair's mussed up.

John Willoughby – December 30, 2008 03:04PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Whatever the reason, I think Jobs is effectively leaving Apple.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – December 31, 2008 04:19AM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
I was told last year (2007) by someone high up in Apple that they where pulling out of ALL trade shows. I asked if that included Macworld and they repeated "all shows."
They just don't think the payoff for trade shows is good enough to do them anymore. They don't do NAB anymore for gods sake.

John Willoughby – December 31, 2008 09:06PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support

Mokers (Moderator) – January 01, 2009 10:11AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I think it is good Apple is removing itself from the boom and bust of MacWorld. Too many people expected huge things at every keynote. I like that Apple does their announcements when they are good and ready, and not because they are looking to maximize the reality distortion field. The stock rising and falling with reports of Jobs health is tied to that sort of perception.

The Gizmodo store tries to come across like they are trying to do their duty to "inform" the public about the evil way apple has kept the health of Jobs a secret. In reality, the report is searching not for truth, but page clicks. Of course Gizmodo wants to create a conspiracy about a MacWorld exit, they need to make up for all that traffic they are going to lose with no big keynote to liveblog.

Jobs' health may or may not be getting worse, but I don't think Apple is being irresponsible in the way they are handling those questions.

John Willoughby – January 14, 2009 12:04PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
CNN reports Steve Jobs taking leave until the end of June. Jobs says, "Health issues more complex than I originally thought." Boom goes the stock price.

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