[LINK] Jobs not all bad
fpilcher at netspeed.com.au
Sun Oct 9 13:25:27 AEDT 2011
On 10/08/2011 07:20 PM, Stephen Wilson wrote:
> On 8/10/2011 4:00 PM, Fred Pilcher wrote:
>> On 10/08/2011 03:16 PM, Stephen Wilson wrote:
>>> And the issues Fred, the issues?
>> With pleasure:
>> "Fred himself adopts an ironically cultish tone."
>> I'd need a little more indication of what you mean before I can
>> respond to "cultish". How so?
> What strikes me as cultish is the knowing superiority with which you
> dismiss all of Apple's innovation as mere 'marketing'. It's like the
> arbitrary arguments between theoretical and experimental physicists on
> "the Big Bang Theory". Except that's satirical.
> A cynica says there's nothing new under the sun. One person's innovation
> is another's marketing. If Jobs only ever repackaged existing
> technologies then by the same token, nothing much has changed in
> hardware since Babbage, and software has stood still Lovelace.
I understood this conversation was offline, though I have no problems
making it public.
Since you've chosen to take this online, though, I'd be grateful if
you'd quote the full text of my e-mail to you so that our Link friends
can see the context.
> The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about,
> eh purists?
Notwithstanding Bernard's observation, "knowing superiority" and the
above are getting pretty close to ad hominem, Steve. Why not just call
me a big poopyhead and be done with it?
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