“One of Steve Jobs’ most fitting broadsides from a soon-to-be-released biography is targeted at Hewlett-Packard’s management,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET.
“So, without further ado: ‘Hewlett and Packard built a great company, and they thought they had left it in good hands,’ Jobs told Walter Isaacson in the book Steve Jobs, which is set to be published Monday,” Crothers reports. ‘But now it’s being dismembered and destroyed,’ Jobs said. ‘I hope I’ve left a stronger legacy so that will never happen at Apple,’ he added.”
Crothers writes, “That’s the perfect rejoinder to Wall Street analysts and HP board members who offer the same tired refrain: turn HP into a software and services company (whatever that means) in order to squeeze out a few more pennies of profit.”
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MacDailyNews Take: In the full article, Crothers veers off into a bunch of malarky about the importance of hardware without seeming to realize and certainly not showing that he recognizes the importance of software to Apple’s success.
Anyone who equates an HP laptop to a MacBook Air is either a fool or has never used both. While it’s certainly nice that Apple offers the top-notch quality and the world’s best industrial design, in the end, hardware only goes so far. It’s the software, stupid.