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Comment: Re:Fucking stupid (Score 1) 471

by BlowChunx (#34908644) Attached to: Steve Jobs Taking Medical Leave of Absence

We are talking about Jobs. Even without him, I presume that Jonathan Ives can still do industrial design at a high level.

And as far as losing it's "lead", even after Apple played catch up with the iPod (it wasn't the prime mover in portable music devices at launch time), they still haven't lost it.

They take software principles and apply it to hardware. From one product release to the next, there's incremental improvements, hardly anything dramatic.

Comment: Re:Fucking stupid (Score 1) 471

by BlowChunx (#34908612) Attached to: Steve Jobs Taking Medical Leave of Absence

The mark of a good company is whether it can develop talent so there's a decent succession plan in place in case of accidents, etc. (colloquially we call it a "truck factor" - what happens if person X gets hit by a truck...).

Some companies are better at it than others. That tends to factor into the overall stock price as well. Wall St. doesn't like major upheavals.

[Crash programs] fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month. -- Wernher von Braun

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