Last week's poll came at a solemn time but it had to be asked… do people think that Apple would survive without Mr. Jobs at the helm? It's an important question for folks in the marketing industry for a few reasons… first is the hardware the supports much of the digital publishing industry, second is supporting Apple goods (iPads, iPhones, Safari, etc.) and third, developing the staff of the future.
Svarene var positive, om at Apple har en solid fremtid:
My personal opinion (which really shouldn't matter since I don't have intimate knowledge of the company) is that the design aspects of Apple have largely been the Jonathan Ives kreative arbejde i nogen tid. Hvor hr. Jobs syntes at være afgørende, skubbede dog de sidste 1% ud ... hvad enten det var ydeevne, størrelse, håndværk eller andre små detaljer. Og selvom Mr. Ives arbejde har været helt fantastisk, uden en administrerende direktør til at støtte den sidste 1%, kan nyt lederskab blive fristet til at lade tingene bare gå en smule. Hvis de mister den 1%, skal du dog markere mine ord ... det vil stave undergang.
Luckily for Apple, it appears the market is optimistic as well. Trading was high when Mr. Jobs passed, but it appears the stock maintained it's value… which is significantly leading the market and other technology companies.
Apple ramte netop det en lille hikke. Det ser ud til at Siri er synonymt med en derrière in Japanese. I'm with some of the fans who believe it would be quite a compliment to skift navnet Siri til Steve... og juster stemmen i overensstemmelse hermed.