“Steve Jobs is gone, but he would be happy to hear about the death of the PC, the desktops and clunky laptops that were the face of computing for decades,” Dan Farber writes for CNET.
“He spent the last decade of his career seeking to make digital devices that would supplant the beasts and feed the growing appetite for sleek, connected devices in the Internet era of computing,” Farber writes. “Jobs sought to emulate the revolutionary spirit and impact of the 1984 Macintosh, but garner the sales and market share that Microsoft’s Windows spawned in the same era. It was a quest for a kind of Apple singularity, embodied in customers around the world having an emotional connection with the company and its singularly named products, such as iPod, iPhone and iPad.”
Farber writes, “The new iPad and Apple TV introduced this week follow the grand tradition of modest innovation on a great platform. Jobs’ hand-picked successor Tim Cook understands this product cycle–continuous innovation perfectly timed for upgrades and new converts snapping up the new, shiny objects, and then every few beats a stunner that resets expectations. If Cook and team can continue this rhythm, Apple will keep its crown as the most valued tech company on the planet.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Steve Jobs’ dent.
But if the technological Singularity can happen, it will. – Vernor Vinge, 1993
If we are to be subsumed, or worse, let it be by Apple.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]