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Mark Gurman:
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So total bs article
12:43 am — Wednesday, 3 January 2018
anonymous:
This is something of a cop out, but the difference between 'any time in Apple's history' and now is the absence of an editor to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Steve Jobs was excellent (though not perfect) at this. He collaborated with, coerced and checked Jony Ives.

It's not that Tim Cook is bad so much that he has no aptitude or understanding of what is required. He doesn't have bad taste; he has no taste. Which is totally fine in ops, but it hasn't served him well as CEO.

As far as the Touch Bar... if Apple only were the keep 'what's good and interesting about what it is now' I'm not sure they'd have anything left. I a sure the Touch Bar has fans – many of them – but everyone I personally know with a MacBook equipped with one hates it.
12:55 am — Wednesday, 3 January 2018
Mac Pro Is Dead:
lol that Apple is still playing the "your hands would get tired pointing at a screen all day" card to avoid putting touchscreens in their laptops.

Of course they'd suck for iMacs. The use case they're great for is LAPTOPS, specifically ones that are on your lap. Occasionally using the screen to scroll is amazing. Or to push specific buttons.

It's not a replacement for the Mount/Trackpad. It supplements it.
3:39 am — Wednesday, 3 January 2018
50b89a46f448193bc28a8bbd61674b9521f200c73583e4da1f0a880e437e0065:
>It's not that Tim Cook is bad so much that he has no aptitude or understanding of what is required. He doesn't have bad taste; he has no taste. Which is totally fine in ops, but it hasn't served him well as CEO.

Excellent analysis.
9:49 am — Wednesday, 3 January 2018
ass:
Agreed, great analysis anon. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
4:44 pm — Wednesday, 3 January 2018
anonymous:
Creepy Tim Cook leads the corporate world in giving money to diversity initiatives.
4:56 pm — Wednesday, 3 January 2018
Cuntcha Try Harder:
> Creepy Tim Cook leads the corporate world in giving money to diversity initiatives.

anonymous, bravely tackling the real issues.
5:13 pm — Wednesday, 3 January 2018
50b89a46f448193bc28a8bbd61674b9521f200c73583e4da1f0a880e437e0065:
>anonymous, bravely tackling the real issues.

Well, what is profoundly annoying about Tim Cook's obsession with "diversity" is that it is evidence of his lack of focus. Steve Jobs would have never disengaged from product work long enough to worry about shit like that.
7:01 pm — Wednesday, 3 January 2018
JK:
@50b89a... & @anon... You probably have not employed that many designers or developers. Nowadays these people care deeply about equality and diversity. It makes perfect sense for Apple to be obsessed with diversity, as it helps to keep their most crucial workforce.

Diversity is also important to designers and developers outside Apple, forming a big part of their customer base.

Besides, fighting to have basic human rights for everyone is just a decent thing to do. Unless you happen to be a white supremacist.
5:44 pm — Thursday, 4 January 2018
50b89a46f448193bc28a8bbd61674b9521f200c73583e4da1f0a880e437e0065:
>Diversity is also important...

Diversity is a meaningless slogan that sounds good while Tim Cook paces back and forth on stage and talks about Apple's DNA. Hire great people, stop worrying about creating a kaleidoscope.

>Besides, fighting to have basic human rights for everyone is just a decent thing to do.

Do tell, who in the United States is lacking "basic human rights?"
8:30 pm — Thursday, 4 January 2018
anonymous:
How is diversity a basic human right?
2:00 am — Friday, 5 January 2018
ano:
Tim Cook fired a great longtime employee for saying the 'wrong thing' about diversity, by not being dogmatically anti-white enough.

Actions speak louder than words and that's a horrible sign for the company.

SJW Dogma over all else.
7:47 am — Friday, 5 January 2018
tata:
Apple's not going to put touchscreens in Macbooks because that would validate what Microsoft is doing, and undermine iOS.

Interesting how department stores used to offer a lot of touchscreen laptops, but now have very few models on display, other than Surface. The touchscreens are not that good, and the Microsoft implementation is clunky.
3:43 am — Tuesday, 9 January 2018
JK:
Guys (@50b8 & @anon) - I guess that you are not ladies or any other underpresented group in IT, based on your comments - embracing diversity actually a good business move. You may not trust me due being scared white guys who think that they should be king of the hill instead of others. But that is not my problem, it's yours.

And for @anon, diversity itself is not a basic human right, but being met with respectful manner and provided with equal opportunities notwithstanding of your gender, race, sexual interests, etc. is.
5:20 pm — Tuesday, 9 January 2018
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