Armchair CEO: Apple
Thursday, April 15, 2004
The New York Times > Business > Media & Advertising > RealNetworks Seeks a Musical Alliance With Apple

What disturbs me about this article (other than agreeing with Jobs likely rebuff) is the comment:

"Apple is not into interoperability," said an industry executive with connections to both the computer and music industries. "Steve's bet is that he can beat the big guys, Sony and Microsoft - with better marketing."

While it's true that Apple is "not into interoperability" when it comes to hardware core components, (iPod is a closed system, as are most of their systems) they have tried to use more standards-based systems: Samba, Apache, XML, and Darwin is "open source" (sort of).

Also, Steve isn't just about marketing. Anyone who's used a Mac knows that it's just a better machine. Like a Jaguar is a better machine than a Ford Taurus. The cooler marketing is a byproduct, and yes, it works. So?
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Thursday, April 08, 2004
Mac security alert?

Yup. And I predicted it! Granted, it's not really a BIG virus. Oh, and it's a trojan, not a virus. But, I knew eventually the iPod and Apple's general publicity would eventually open it to some sort of feeble vandalous attack such as this...

MP3Concept. What a stupid concept...

In other news, Apple patented a design that I had come up with as well. And since Steve Jobs' name is on the patent, I truly feel that I'm truly in good company.

Which brings me back to another post... Wherein I voiced my desire to be Apple's CEO. That's a dangerous position, I know. Infinitely better businessmen have filled that position before and failed (miserably at times). What makes me so great?

Vision. Jobs has it, and quite frankly it's Apple's best thing going. I've got it, and if Apple wants it, it's theirs.
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