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  • Will Apple Exist 3 Years From Now? How Much Will It Be Worth? [View article]
    KO will be around for decades? Caffeinated sugar water in a world of ever-growing diabetes and unhealthy fatness? Personally, I don't know anybody who drinks the stuff on a regular basis. I wouldn't be surprised if soft drinks withered like Twinkies. My inner buy-and-hold-investor would rather own Apple.
    Feb 22 11:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Without Steve Jobs, Apple Is Without A Map [View article]
    Remember, when Fonzie jumped the shark it didn't kill the whole show. It was just the beginning of the end.

    Likewise for Apple. Siri was a bit of a joke, but it was the first really below-par element of the crucial iPhone element they pretended was great. Siri was the first time Apple introduced something that was underdeveloped, but with great fanfare. (Sure, Apple has sneaked some inferior elements into the package in the past, but they weren't claiming that 'no copy-and-paste' was superior to the competition).

    I claim, thus, that Apple jumped the Shark with Siri, and that Maps is just a further sign of Apple's hubris. TBC...
    Sep 24 03:29 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: One More Thing [View article]
    Actually, the camera on my Nokia 808 Pureview (which nobody is buying because it uses the aborted Symbian POS) is clearly superior to the iPhone's. There is a nice panorama function on it, too. (BTW, will Apple now kill the developers who have been making some money on panorama apps?).

    My Nokia also has clearly superior maps. I just spend a few days in Paris and wowed any iPhone user who was willing to compare with the clarity, speed and off-line economy of the Nokia system.

    So, Paulo's thesis is correct, IMO: The iPhone is no longer a technological leader. (If it ever really was is another debate).
    Sep 13 04:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: One More Thing [View article]
    Yes, but what do you propose as an alternative, CF?

    "That said" is shorter and arguably more elegant than the common "having said that", or "that been said", or the bizarre "having done said that".

    But they all serve a logical purpose -- they are a way of putting the rhetorical "on the one hand, on the other" into a single sentence. (OK, one could simply omit the one hand and just use the other, but is that really better than "that said,"?)
    Sep 13 03:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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