I doubt it. The tablet market is going to become a very crowded space very shortly with several potential competitors who have been developing their products for much longer than Apple has.
Kind of like the iPod never took off because Archos, Diamond, and Creative were already in the market and developed their products before Apple. Oh, wait...
While the iPad won't fail, it won't enjoy the same long-term success the iPhone has had.
Which argument are we making? That successful Apple products DO or DON'T have stiff competition? Because as we all know, the iPhone is a raging success only because there are no other smartphone offerings on the market. (sarcasm)
I'm no Apple whore - in fact, I kind of really despise that company. I own an iPod, but it's been gathering dust since I found Pandora a year or so ago on my (then) BlackBerry. And I want to smash my friend's MacBook Pro every time I have to use it. But your argument's more than a little thin on corroborating facts.
> It'd be nice if you could download them.
If you are viewing them you already have downloaded them: they're right there on your computer. You just haven't figured out how to save them to disk.
Actually, you have figured out how to save them to disk; you just may not know where they are.
I don't have to know the absolute minute details of how/why their doing something...
It's no different with management - as a manager of a staff of 11, my job is to keep them working as best they can but STAY OUT OF THEIR WAY. I don't have to know the absolute minute details of how/why their doing something, as long as the project stays on track. If it means making sure a delivery of materials is ready so they can start the project on time, it means that. If it means making sure we have proper drawings/documentation before we start the project, it means that. If it means running out to a vendor to resupply something when the shit hits the fan, it means that. If it means buying pizza because we had to work late, it means that. Keep them working and focused on the task, not the support needs. But it does NOT mean I get in their way and hover over them, constantly checking their work. Most managers that I've met who know every specific detail about how to do the job their employees are doing aren't actually good "people" managers - they're micromanagers who usually suffer from a variety of social disorders, shall we say, and couldn't "manage" their way out of a paper bag.
Good management is as much about knowing what NOT to do as knowing what TO do.
Obviously, if your team actually ARE a bunch of idiots, you have to change your tactics a bit, but in this economy, why do you have idiots working for you?
However, from the very first sentence of the summary, it takes an otherwise mildly interesting story (I think it's cool) with a perfectly valid subject line, and DIRECTLY baits the anti-MS crowd (who bit it, and hard), becomes downright masturbatory and garners the expected response. Meaningful discourse indeed.
PS - hey fanboy retards - buy one of the OTHER consoles (whatever one you're slagging on, in case you're confused), then talk about which one is "better". They all have strengths and weaknesses.
Ok, how about this: proper spelling is a sign of a writer's respect for the reader off his work. Misspellings are jarring to the flow of reading comprehension
Why do you hate me so?
do they realize the cost that might incur to all these non infringing companies
I'm fairly certain that they don't, and I'm also fairly certain that even if they did, that fact would be wholly irrelevant to them.
But then again, I clearly work for MS, so don't listen to what I say.