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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by certifiedfunds, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Like him or not he was one of those unique people who truly changed the world. Tribute to Steve on the anniversary of his death.

    http://www.apple.com/

    I once sent an email complaint to every possible steve jobs email address I could think of when apple's homepage featured a tribute to Algore for winning the Nobel prize. Steve actually responded about 30 minutes later on a Sunday, "It isn't political Certified. Al just won a Nobel Prize!"

    I wish I could find it.
     
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    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    I recognize Jobs brilliance at understanding what people would buy.. in large part because of brilliant marketing that convinced people they needed what he was selling.

    I disliked his business practices. The guy got his start swiping other peoples work and ideas and refined them. only ultimately to become the biggest monopolist of them all. He became very much what he criticized IBM for being.
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    He was a master presenter. One of the best out there.
     
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    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    He was a showman par excellent, and apple presentations will never be the same without him.
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    If you go back and watch he improved dramatically over the years. It was clearly something he took very seriously and worked at.
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    From a business leadership perspective he was the rarest of talents. He was the founder, the big picture designer, master salesman and positioned them for long term growth. Few men can do all those and do them well.
     
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    It's kinda neat that most of the world learned of his death by using all the great gadgets that he had a hand in bringing to the world. Just hope that Apple can continue being the leader they are today.
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Um, no that's Bill Gates!
     
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    I thought it was a rumour, started right here on GT, which i was surfing on my 17" MacbookPro.

    Someone said, no, go to Apple.com.

    I was stunned. Black screen with black and white photo, just said, Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

    At apple.com. No rumor, it was real. I felt really bad for them, the people at apple. No bright shiny pics of their wares, doing business as usual. Everything just stopped for him.

    NExt day, people were putting candles in front of apple stores.

    Heard about, read about it, validated it right here on one of his machines. Not TV or radio.
     
  11. tantrix

    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

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    Jobs was a salesman. Apple's salesman. It's not that Apple is really all that revolutionary today compared to what else is out there, they (he) just knew how to sell it.

    I don't, and never had any Apple shares, but everyone I worked with back in the early 90's in the IT field that did...dumped their shares either when Jobs was diagnosed, or after he punched out...because they knew what was to come.

    Apple shares are down, iPhone 5 sales are dismal (Apple admitted this) and their products are just simply built worse than they used to be.
     
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    I use Apple products and hold their stock; I like Apple as a corporate entity and I liked Apple's Steve Jobs.
     
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    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    Um No, that was apple that swiped the stuff from Xerox, then Gates swiped it from apple.

    There is just no honor among thieves.

    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    iirc, they both worked at xerox and invented it jointly. they were on the same team or something like that. they both have claim to it.
     
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    Apple shares are near their all time high, close to 700 and STILL have a P/E ratio of around 17.

    They sold out the first 5 million phones. Its not as fast as they expected, but still ahead of the last model.

    I'm working on an 11" Macbook Air thats 3 months old and its one of the best machines i ve ever owned.

    The only problem they've had lately was the Maps feature. They owned up to it and committed to a fix and i believe them.
     
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    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

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    Shares are down due to Samsung, and Apple wasn't even able to supply the demand for the iPhone 5 so sales are down below the projected mark. And as far as the new Macbooks...unless you worked on any older Apples, you wouldn't see how the current internal design is completely idiotic.
     
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    Apple stock hot an all time high, iphone 5 sold more phones than any other product launch ever, and everyone says the macbook pro retina is the best computer they've ever used.
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Apple's current laptop lineup is the best anywhere. That isn't even honestly debatable. The MBP15 Retina is arguably the finest laptop ever made.

    The only criticism anyone ever offers about them is that they're a bit pricier than the junk everyone else turns out.

    Apple's sales are below projections because they can't meet demand? Seriously Tantrix? I'm still waiting and mine isn't due in for another 2 weeks. I ordered the 3rd day after launch.
     
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    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    wow, didn't realize it'd been a year already.
     
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    They're not down at all. They fluctuate day to day and can be back over the high in a session or two.

    But not below the record. Only because they can't keep up with how popular they are!


    WTF does this even mean? The internal design? I work outside the thing, dont care what the transistors are up to! I bought the newer ones because they got better over time, my 17" is a Caddillac and the Air Im typing on is somewhere near genius.