>>52861590 he is dead, and its all thanks to his retarded notion that cancer can be cured with herbs the fiction that obama doesn't know what he is doing is also retarded, he knows exactly what he is doing
>>52859314 Right, but let's dispel this fiction once and for all that Barack Obama doesn't know what he's doing. He knows exactly what he's doing; he's undergoing a systematic effort to change this country and make America more like the rest of the world. If I'm elected we'll embrace what makes America the greatest country in the world.
He had good taste, was able to foresee things that would catch on and invested into it at the right moment.
At the time when the first iPhone was released other phone companies developed things with multitouch displays too, but Apple was the first to go all out, as a company that didnt even sell phones before that happened. They also managed to package the whole thing in a good ecosystem, without the whole app store thing and the wave of applications that followed smartphones would have been far less useful and more like regular phones with a touch screen.
Before him, owning a smartphone was something only geeks/nerds would do. It was the PDA of phones, only for businessmen or turbonerds.
Tablets were a dead niche before he decided Apple should make a tablet. Again, he normified tablets, turned them into everyday devices, from just fringe gadgets bought only by tech reviewers.
Because of this effect of reality distortion he created, all the tech media worship him and think he was the 21st century da Vinci of the tech world.
Basically his recipe was to take traditional technology which looked geeky and repulsive to most normies and package it in a pretty box, with rounded edges, grey aluminium case and make the device seem "magical". His philosophy was "hide anything which looks like you need to be competent to use this device and make it look as different as possible from any similar product on the market."
But little do people understand his success didn't come because of what he did, but because of a major cultural change which happened starting from about 2005 onwards, and which made everyone more concerned about design, atmosphere, impression, fake emotion, retro stuff. You couldn't just own a gadget which looked like it was "HP" or "Toshiba". You needed something which gave you a more "special snowflake" look, a gadget like a pet, that would reflect your lifestyle.
That's how Apple became successful first with the iPods, which were advertised as an everyday companion to your jogging routine, your gym session, a great accessory for the young and liberated party-going normie. It's very complicated to describe this cultural change, because it was very gradual and included lots of subtle changes which took place over the years, but ultimately Apple became a mainstream company due to this change in how people perceived technology, as something which needs first of all to look good and project a certain image if you own it.
>>52861702 >implying Wozniak didnt do all the work >implying Jobs knew anything about tech >implying Jobs should be praised for anything apple came up with Jobs is the reason why Apple is pushing for thinner, more useless stuff, Laptops with only one port, and shitty, locked down products like the Mac and the whole closed down ecosystem they have and had. The only one who knew what he was doing was Wozniak, as he was pushing for more powerful hardware and a more open standard, yet everyone thinks Jobs is a fucking hero though he must be the biggest failure ever.
People dont even know Wozniak's name. Its sad, really.
>>52861960 He made that shit actually useful. PDAs and Tablets were for "geeks" cause the effort maintaining them was bad in comparison to what useful features they provided.
PDAs with Winows mobile had a desktop-like windows interface that was thoughtlessly ported to mobile. It had shit like a start menu, contex menus opened by emulated right clicks which forced you to use a stylus to do anything. Installing applications meant connecting it to the computer and download setup files from the internet. I owned a HTC PDA and it was a complete trainwreck compared to modern smartphones.
>>52862691 He was technically proficient, just not Woz levels wizardry, nobody is. But he had visions of the potential of technology and realized while he may not be the most technical guy in the room, he can organize them.
Gates knew he wasn't the smartest guy in the room, but could surround himself with them and strategize.
Elon Musk probably isn't the smartest guy at Tesla either. I bet even he would wind up at Apple instead.
>>52858345 Steven Jobsky is the creator of the computer world. He invented apps, the PC, the Mac, the internet, open source, phones, email... Basically everything is his creation. More than 6 millions of usefull creation. Respect Jobsky!
>>52863086 There's a difference between "not being the smartest guy in the room but organizing them" and "being a moron who actually doesn't know shit and tries to hold back progress". Thats what Jobs was. The poster above was kinda right when he said, the reason we have so many products going for more form and less function is because of him. And in the tech world, form > function is ALWAYS fucking stupid.
but why would you waste time selling to techies when you can sell to normies and make double the amount of money? are you forgetting they want profit above all else? apple could make a series of very powerful, well designed devices that could smash anything on the market but why fucking bother when theyre making more money this way?
and finally, i take that back. form matters quite a bit when taking into account that theyre making cell phones, very portable laptops and small computers for people that need just that. theyre a business first.
>>52864162 >what is it like having no concept of retail products or a desire to make profit It's like living in developed country where people are not fat burger inhaling cowboys and don't see each other as walking wallets
>>52865040 >phones This fucker ruined them forever He made them absurdly thin to the point where they're uncomfortable to hold He made them ridiculously tall to the point where it barely fits on a pocket The call quality is crap etc.
Good fucking god
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