Monday, January 4, 2010

Bad Call

Microsoft reporter Joe Wilcox, January 2, 2010
Tablet is a nowhere category. For all the hype about an Apple tablet, it is at best a niche product. The world doesn't need an Apple tablet, no matter what the hype about rumored features or regardless of what actually releases (if anything).
Microsoft reporter Joe Wilcox, January 10, 2007
I predict some big problems for the iPhone, once people start using it for more than 5 or 10 minutes with Apple executives expectantly standing close by.

7 comments:

Rob Dawg said...

Take away my iPhone? You might as well remove my hand and half my brain wile you are at it.

MS... DOES NOT GET IT!. MS will NEVER GET IT. What is so hard to understand?

w said...

Speaking of MS, I was thinking that they will probably be the GM of their time as our great-grandkids inevitably relive our economic catastrophe on their own terms. MS will stumble along as the company that cannot lose making every possible wrong decision until they finally collapse amid the financial meltdown of their time. They will do something inconceivably stupid, like starting a bank and loaning money to unqualified borrowers to move more inventory that they are producing and selling at a loss anyway.

incessant_din said...

Dooood, my Vista (Home Premium Edition, Service Pack 1) virtual machine took 5 tries to install the ~600MB SP 2. I eventually turned Windows Update off to find, download, and run the stand-alone installer (which prompted me for "next" like 3 times during the install). Good thing that I really like the soaring flight simulator that I have. The sacrifices we make for some diversions... How do people put up with this crap when you need to rely on the computer?

I will say that Vista is not as hateful as I had heard, and actually fairy stable and responsive on my Macbook Pro. Office [anything] with the Ribbon though, that's another story. MS, quit breaking my mental models and moving stuff around in a modal UI that doesn't really have clearly defined modes! I thought the word processor and spreadsheet had been refined by the collective wisdom of the world of programmers and users to a very elegant modeless design, kind of like good UI should be. Now you run like a certain CAD package that never completely ported itself from its UNIX heritage.

Bill in NC said...

Don't see a market for a $800 tablet, and I use Macs almost exclusively.

Even if it runs OS X, iPhone apps, AND
is a e-book reader to boot.

Lou Minatti said...

Bill, how about a $200 tablet?

Bill in NC said...

Sure, I already have several WinXP netbooks around here somewhere...

But Apple won't be selling anything near that price point.

w said...

You will be able to get the leather carrying case for $200.