[NTLK] Time For the Rumour-Monger?
reilly001os at aol.com
Tue Oct 11 16:36:36 EDT 2011
Jobs very vocally vetoed products and features that were later included/made and hailed as revolutions by him. Video on the iPod and the small MacBook air (netbook) are two that come to mind. Even though he killed the newton and vetoed PDAs in general he later admitted to working on an apple PDA, only to shelve the project... But then he brought out the ipod touch, which isn't a newt but it sure looks like a PDA to me. Jobs seemed to veto things only to bring them to prime time when they matured or at least when customers desire for said vetoes hit a fever pitch, which was a bit later then I'd like in most cases (still waiting for fm radio in iPod touch lol) Aside from delivering mature rock solid features/products, I think reviewing his vetoes and watching when customers 'wants' reached a fever pitch for said vetoes were all a part of his strategy. He seemed to bring a lot of his vetoes to market just when people's desire hit a high point (or breaking point for some). So this is probably just par for the course, management is just looking back to see if the tech is ready and where the customers desire level is at. Your not alone though Forrest in your concern about them revisiting the mid-nineties product strategy, I've had the same thoughts...
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On Oct 11, 2011, at 3:53, Forrest Buffenmyer <newtonphoenix at mindspring.com> wrote:
> "previously vetoed?" Uh oh...if we are to assume that Steve Jobs knew what he was doing (the Newton notwithstanding), and it is was his inner sensibilities that helped to guide Apple to greatness...I'm not sure I like the sounds of this. Are we in for another Macintosh LC...or Performa?
> Sent from my First Generation iPad
> On Oct 11, 2011, at 12:10 AM, "J.M. Heinrichs" <minicapt1 at mac.com> wrote:
>> "That resilience, according to my sources, even has the company revisiting ideas and features that Jobs had previously vetoed -- respectfully, of course."
>> minicapt1 at mac.com
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