Saturday, February 25, 2006

Steve Jobs is an Idiot

January 17 3:44 PM

NEWSWEEK: Will the new machines boost Apple’s market share?

Steve Jobs: Our market share has already increased this last year by almost a point [approaching 5 percent], according to the sources. We’d certainly like to keep that trend going and we’ll find out. All we have to do is just convince four percent of the Windows customers to buy a Mac and we’ll double our market share.

Personal Note: If you take one crap and then the same day take a second crap you have DOUBLED your total crap output for the day.

NEWSWEEK: How will the speed of these machines compare to Windows machines?

You’re asking a very interesting question, a software question. On the same hardware, what is the performance of Mac OS X plus Safari [Apple’s browser] compared to Windows XP, plus Internet Explorer? You need to get the apps in native code [to judge], so I can’t say definitively. But I think people will be surprised at how fast OS X is.

Personal Note: Basically he is saying that OS X cannot compare to XP on the same hardware. Sit one next to the other and do the same tasks and you will see the difference.

NEWSWEEK: At the Consumer Electronics Show last week, there didn’t seem to be any iPod killers.

The problem is, the PC model doesn’t work in the consumer electronics industry, where you’ve got all these companies and some does one thing and another does another thing. It just doesn’t work. What’s going to happen is that Microsoft is going to have to get into the hardware business of making MP3 players. This year. X-player, or whatever.

Personal Note: Every "PC" MP3 does EVERYTHING the iPod does already - thing is that they also do MORE. So basically he's saying that people are too stupid to use devices that dont all look the same and act the same. Originally he said that only the iTunes business model worked and now that he's been proven wrong (again and again) he claims that it's all based on something else. The iPod is only popular because it's enjoying initial ubiquitous status as an MP3 player - much like Nintendo used to be synonymous with video gaming before Sony and Microsoft joined the fray.

Link: A (New) Chip on His Shoulder - Newsweek Technology - MSNBC.com

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