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  • boecko Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Portable Thunderbolt-Displays exist? Didn't know that

     

    Unless these displays are self-probelled Starwars-devices which follow me, where i want to work, they are no alternative to an 17inch Macbook Pro.

     


  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,200 points)

    sers wrote:

     

    Now, if they will please just realize that there might just be enough people who want to work where they want to work, and not where a worktop deskstation is, and bring back the 17" MacBook Pro,

    You don't really think that Apple should make the considerable investment a new model requires on the chance that "there might just be enough people who want to work where they want to work"

     

    Do you ?

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,200 points)

    boecko wrote:

     

    Portable Thunderbolt-Displays exist? Didn't know that

     

    Unless these displays are self-probelled Starwars-devices which follow me, where i want to work, they are no alternative to an 17inch Macbook Pro.

     


    Buy 2, leave 1 at the Office. then no 'probelling', self or otherwise will be needed.

  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (31,520 points)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    Buy 2, leave 1 at the Office. then no 'probelling', self or otherwise will be needed.

    Buy three, one for the car.

     

    Ciao.

  • boecko Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OGELTHORPE wrote:

     

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    Buy 2, leave 1 at the Office. then no 'probelling', self or otherwise will be needed.

    But, three, one for the car.

     

    Ciao.

    Four ... I need one in the garden, too !!

     

    Thunderbolt-Display "RuggedEdition" come to one's mind

    ...

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,200 points)

    OGELTHORPE wrote:

     

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    Buy 2, leave 1 at the Office. then no 'probelling', self or otherwise will be needed.

    Buy three, one for the car.

     

    Ciao.

    Good idea, and as the car is already 'probelled' that ceases to be an issue.

  • sers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes.  Steve Jobs made speculative judgments of that type--with nary a market survey in advance--about some of the most important things in the company's history.  Absolutely yes. 

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,200 points)

    sers wrote:

     

    Yes.  Steve Jobs made speculative judgments of that type--with nary a market survey in advance--about some of the most important things in the company's history.  Absolutely yes. 

    Provide some evidence to back that up please.

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,820 points)

    sers wrote:

     

    Yes.  Steve Jobs made speculative judgments of that type--with nary a market survey in advance--about some of the most important things in the company's history.  Absolutely yes. 

    Mark of the neophyte argumenting about stuff of scant awareness. You really think an ultrasecretive CEO like Jobs would let the competition in on what data he used to make an executive decision like this?

  • sers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In fact there were not considerable data about a lot of it.  There simply weren't--e.g., data pertinent to insisting exclusively on the mouse, etc.  If you can find some--and find any least evidence that Jobs used it--you have found a first. To the degree there were data, it was dubious. Frankly, "data" are equivocal:  even where there are focus groups, et alia, nothing like that can with certainty predict the future accurately.  If it could, entrepreneurial brilliance would be a simple matter of taking surveys.  As for "neophyte" that is amusing.  But even were that true--and it isn't close--neophytes have been known to be right.  What you want to say is simply that you think I'm wrong.  OK.  That is a speculative judgment, too.  I remember when the same arguments were being made about the future of Apple tout court, that Apple historically operated on a business model that had been shown not to work, etc.  But of course, as Gates later admitted, and as was evident to those with eyes to see, it is a workable model if done right.  Apple's rebound proved that (again).  I think the MBP 17" was never marketed correctly.  The answers given to people who want it, on this list, show why: it is constantly being proposed that the solution is to "plug into" a workstation, rather than being able to work exactly where and when one chooses.  Buy a workstation for my driveway; my back terrace; my car; my office; my hotels; my flights; my bed; my easy chair; the coffee shop; the kitchen table; the airport; my friend's apartment; my classroom; my board room; et alia?  How about we do this with shoes?  You don't need them with you:  just have a pair wherever you plan to go.  Of course, you can't take them with you.  But you'll have them often enough.  But:  it isn't comfortable.  But:  it is a pain in the ***.  People only do certain things because they are conditioned by economic or social circumstance to think of it as necessary. When a company can get itself associated with breaking free of those constraints--with liberty, with innovation, with spontaneity, with luxury--its brand is enhanced.  That is how Apple built its brand. It is also a good way to sustain it.

     

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,200 points)

    I don't agree with any of your conlusions.

  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (31,520 points)

    May I point out that this is not the first time you are being disagreeable.

     

    Ciao.

  • boecko Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What on earth is your mission in this thread?

     

    Defending Apple about a discontinued product, you don't seem to care about?

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,200 points)

    boecko wrote:

     

    What on earth is your mission in this thread?

    Let me point out that it's none of your business.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,200 points)

    OGELTHORPE wrote:

     

    May I point out that this is not the first time you are being disagreeable.

    I'll not disagree with that.

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