[OT] Mac App Store

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sat Oct 23 17:33:58 EDT 2010

On 10/24/2010 12:14 AM, Chipp Walters wrote:
> One more thing. This isn't about OS wars. At least not from the perspective
> I believe you may be talking about.
> While I certainly don't agree with Steve on many issues, and one may infer
> he may be Satan, he's a much smarter Satan than anyone else-- by far.
> Just look at how weak the competition is in consumer computing. Couple of
> years ago Microsoft acquired Danger and the Sidekick platform. They work
> embellishing it for two years, then admist moderate hoopla, they release the
> new KIM- a social network phone. It  sells-- what-- 500 units it's first
> month? Can anyone seriously even think Apple could eFF that up as bad? Heck,
> Apple can rebrand a steaming pile of you know what and sell more than 500
> units in a month.

Umm . . . really; I thought that Microsoft were very good at that . . . 
take Windows for instance.

> No, as long a Balmer's at the helm, MS will NEVER be able to compete in the
> consumer arena outside of Windows and Office. Period. Peter will be angry
> because soon it will be called the "Balmer principle."
> And Google is like your idiot uncle who just happened to strike oil while
> planting a Mary Jane garden out back. Uncle Google is so very rich and
> throws money at anything and everything (except when it comes to paying
> taxes.<
> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-21/google-2-4-rate-shows-how-60-billion-u-s-revenue-lost-to-tax-loopholes.html
>> ).
> Google's not interested in charging consumers for anything, because if it's
> free, they don't have to support it. They've changed Google DOCS, actually
> REMOVING features so it's no longer compatible with earlier vesions without
> so much as a single focus group. And speaking of Google Docs, you still
> can't edit them on an Android, which has been out for THREE YEARS. I guess
> working on web apps does take longer. And the Android platform is another
> 'stellar' product "not yet ready for tablets" by their own admission. I
> guess Apple snuck up on Google with the iPad. Maybe Google should get their
> own RSS feed of Engadget, or Gizmodo.
> The thought of a Google store scares Shcmidt probably about as much as the
> tax man does right about now.  They haven't had a significant upgrade to
> Gmail, or SketchUp or any of their products in so long (other than the
> downgrade on GDocs), it's scary.
> Nope, Google is a bunch of rich kids playing with toys, trying to invent
> crap *like Wave* and hoping it catches on so they can sell more ads. HP and
> others are starting to finally understand, Google won't help them compete
> against the careful and well thought strategies from Stevie and Apple.
> Steve's presentation last week was a marvel to behold. Each time he reveals
> only a bit more of the master plan to control the universe, which is looking
> more and more like it can't fail. Especially with the willing fans Apple
> has. The single flaw in the strategy is Steve's own mortality.
> Furthermore, does anyone really see a threat of a MS AppStore or a Google
> AppStore? Heck no-- because we all KNOW neither could ever pull it off. But
> Apple-- that's different.
> On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 4:46 AM, Kay C Lan<lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Ah, been extremely busy of late and have a brief moment to visit the List
>> to
>> discover nothing has changed, the old OS wars continues lightly disguised
>> as
>> Steve is Satan discussion.
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