: Thoughts from Jobs


Macaholic
Sep 4th, 2005, 04:12 AM
After reading about that moron Steve Ballmer's most recent rantings (http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/6776/), and then reviewing his past performances (http://www.ntk.net/ballmer/mirrors.html), a reader post at MDN prompted me to dig up this awesome Business Week interview (http://www.businessweek.com/print/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2004/nf20041012_4018_db083.htm) with Steve Jobs from late last year. He's damned right when he says that "the sales guy" is running things over at Microsoft.

His interview:
http://www.businessweek.com/print/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2004/nf20041012_4018_db083.htm

I also thought to repost Steve Jobs' recent commencement address at Stanford, both as a transcript:
http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html

and an audio recording of his address:
http://www.wiredatom.com/jobs_stanford_speech/

Pelao
Sep 4th, 2005, 08:46 AM
Thank you, sir. This stuff is always interesting to re-read (and listen).

motoyen
Sep 4th, 2005, 03:06 PM
The monkey boy video is a classic!

Macaholic
Sep 4th, 2005, 03:34 PM
THIS PICTURE:


http://www.macdailynews.com/gfx/article_gfx/050728_ballmer.jpg


CREEPS THE HELL OUT OF ME. http://deephousepage.com/smilies/shudder.gif

Trevor...
Sep 4th, 2005, 04:33 PM
That is nothing you should see the video of him running around a stage screaming like a junkie on PCP before spraining his ankle.

Macaholic
Sep 4th, 2005, 04:44 PM
Doesn't he step on his own foot?? You know: "get on your feet"? :D


http://www.tarmo.fi/arc/monkeydance.mpeg


God, that is the most hilarious sight EVER! And someone took it RIGHT over the top with THIS:


http://homepage.mac.com/trianglejuice/iblog/C1683193892/E2045005395/Media/ballmersipod.swf

iPetie
Sep 4th, 2005, 07:14 PM
Oh my god, that Balmers iPod one is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time.

Chealion
Sep 6th, 2005, 08:35 PM
The BusinessWeek article is great. I think it provides a pretty good insight on a possible reason that Microsoft doesn't seem to excel as well as a complete company rather then just small portions.

Derrick
Sep 6th, 2005, 10:30 PM
Here are SJ's comments on various topics from this years D3 conference:

Video on iPod:

http://www.alwayson-network.com/comments.php?id=11002_0_1_0_C

iTunes on a phone:

http://www.alwayson-network.com/printpage.php?id=P11007_0_1_0_C

It will be interesting to see what happens tommorrow after these comments ... which seem to contradict some of the rumors floating around (ie. allowing you to download tunes from ITMS directly on the phone).

Macaholic
Sep 6th, 2005, 10:41 PM
Yeah, I read his statements regarding the cell phone carriers before, and for them to try and force only receiving music over their bandwidth would seem to deaden the allure of a music phone. But there are phones out there right now that do it. Sony's got some, among others. Maybe the carriers have lightened their position on this? We'll find out soon enough.

Derrick
Sep 6th, 2005, 10:48 PM
My guess is that the phones will use the same Autofill feature as the iPod shuffle.

Macaholic
Sep 6th, 2005, 10:58 PM
That's a good guess :)

Derrick
Sep 7th, 2005, 12:09 AM
That's a good guess :)

Thanks ... maybe I should be one of those 'analysts' :eek:

While we can document SJ's comments all we like ... he has been known to change his mind. :)

Macaholic
Sep 7th, 2005, 12:14 AM
Absolutely. When it is TOTALLY convenient to do so :D