177 thoughts on “Ouch, what if Microsoft designed the iPod box

  1. I thought Microsoft are good to copy things :-) just killing.
    Apple good design is not because they small, you don’t call 10000 employees small. It’s the organization that provide the means to be that efficient.

  2. I thought Microsoft are good to copy things :-) just killing.
    Apple good design is not because they small, you don’t call 10000 employees small. It’s the organization that provide the means to be that efficient.

  3. Ok i run a os x pannel on a vista pc,what whe say friends nothing k;) The 32 version works fine:)
    Thx btw ill never sheet whit that one’s for me only mac counts,win sucks ok!

  4. Ok i run a os x pannel on a vista pc,what whe say friends nothing k;) The 32 version works fine:)
    Thx btw ill never sheet whit that one’s for me only mac counts,win sucks ok!

  5. I wonder if the reason Apple has better graphic design might be that they are smaller. A smaller company has a smaller design staff, so fewer people are there and they all know the products. With a small design team they can have a standard look to work off, which saves time for a small team, and provides a graphic cohesiveness among the products.

    There is a comment about computer design regarding the Cray Supercomputers of a few decades ago: After CDC produced the CDC 6600 designed by Seymour Cray, I.B.M.’s chairman Thomas J. Watson Jr., wrote a memo to his staff noting that the 6600 team totaled only 34 people, “including the janitor,” and asked how I.B.M. had let such a small team offer the world’s most powerful computer. The answer is simply that a small team can do things in an elegant way that a large team cannot.

    It is interesting that both Cray and Jobs have a design ethic to simplicity. There are volumes of information available about Cray on the Web. http://www.businessweek.com/1989-94/pre88/b31571.htm is one example. Understanding Cray’s work and design vis a vi IBM has a number of parallels to Microsoft and Apple.

  6. I wonder if the reason Apple has better graphic design might be that they are smaller. A smaller company has a smaller design staff, so fewer people are there and they all know the products. With a small design team they can have a standard look to work off, which saves time for a small team, and provides a graphic cohesiveness among the products.

    There is a comment about computer design regarding the Cray Supercomputers of a few decades ago: After CDC produced the CDC 6600 designed by Seymour Cray, I.B.M.’s chairman Thomas J. Watson Jr., wrote a memo to his staff noting that the 6600 team totaled only 34 people, “including the janitor,” and asked how I.B.M. had let such a small team offer the world’s most powerful computer. The answer is simply that a small team can do things in an elegant way that a large team cannot.

    It is interesting that both Cray and Jobs have a design ethic to simplicity. There are volumes of information available about Cray on the Web. http://www.businessweek.com/1989-94/pre88/b31571.htm is one example. Understanding Cray’s work and design vis a vi IBM has a number of parallels to Microsoft and Apple.

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  9. “Goebbels” you are a retard. The iPoo’s “equaliser” is a joke and of course it distorts, you’re right. However a real parametric equaliser (like the one in e.g. the Rio Karma) allows to decrease specific frequencies not just overdrive like the iPoo does. And it’s for compensating for the differences in head/earphones, it’s not an “amateur” thing. Of course the iPoo is an amateur fashion item acting like a music player that can’t even play tracks gaplessly.

  10. “Goebbels” you are a retard. The iPoo’s “equaliser” is a joke and of course it distorts, you’re right. However a real parametric equaliser (like the one in e.g. the Rio Karma) allows to decrease specific frequencies not just overdrive like the iPoo does. And it’s for compensating for the differences in head/earphones, it’s not an “amateur” thing. Of course the iPoo is an amateur fashion item acting like a music player that can’t even play tracks gaplessly.

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