Think Different Apple

Brilliant videos. Demonstrates just how bad Apple is behaving toward developers.

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Robert Scoble

As Startup Liaison for Rackspace, the Open Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what's happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace's startup program. He's interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books ("The Age of Context," a book coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel, has been released at http://amzn.to/AgeOfContext ), YouTube, and many social media sites where he's followed by millions of people. Best place to watch me is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble

Comments

  1. They ain’t acting badly. It’s early in the game and they need to make sure they have a good, stable platform before trying to deal with a bunch of hacks. Listen to the latest Gruber (Daring Fireball) Talk Show podcast. Agree with most of what he says.
    http://thetalkshow.net/#11

  2. They ain’t acting badly. It’s early in the game and they need to make sure they have a good, stable platform before trying to deal with a bunch of hacks. Listen to the latest Gruber (Daring Fireball) Talk Show podcast. Agree with most of what he says.
    http://thetalkshow.net/#11

  3. I’d already seen one of them, and the other’s no better. Weak stuff, really.

    Why doesn’t the development community quit making silly videos and writing ridiculous screeds against Apple and write something else instead like, oh, I don’t know, maybe applications?

    The wailing from the development community would have you believe that every application ever worth having has already been written on every platform except the iPhone. The iPhone is, apparently, the last platform on Earth. Please.

    When Apple opens it up (and they will in time), knock yourselves out. Until then, is there nothing else to do?

  4. I’d already seen one of them, and the other’s no better. Weak stuff, really.

    Why doesn’t the development community quit making silly videos and writing ridiculous screeds against Apple and write something else instead like, oh, I don’t know, maybe applications?

    The wailing from the development community would have you believe that every application ever worth having has already been written on every platform except the iPhone. The iPhone is, apparently, the last platform on Earth. Please.

    When Apple opens it up (and they will in time), knock yourselves out. Until then, is there nothing else to do?

  5. “Why doesn’t the development community quit making silly videos and writing ridiculous screeds against Apple and write something else instead like, oh, I don’t know, maybe applications?”

    There’s an inverse proportional relationship between the amount of whining one does and the amount of skills he has. These whiners couldn’t write a decent app if their very lives depended on it.

  6. “Why doesn’t the development community quit making silly videos and writing ridiculous screeds against Apple and write something else instead like, oh, I don’t know, maybe applications?”

    There’s an inverse proportional relationship between the amount of whining one does and the amount of skills he has. These whiners couldn’t write a decent app if their very lives depended on it.

  7. I just feel bad for all those folks who didn’t hack their phones and had the update mess it up anyway :(

    It will work out. I think both sides should also remember there is a lot of pressure from at&t on Apple.

  8. I just feel bad for all those folks who didn’t hack their phones and had the update mess it up anyway :(

    It will work out. I think both sides should also remember there is a lot of pressure from at&t on Apple.

  9. You’re right, Scoble. Apple came out with just another phone when they made the iPhone. They hardly *thought different* at all. I mean, activating your phone from home, synching data through a Mac or a PC, unlimted data plans, touch interface, the real Internet, no keyboard; just lame. I can’t understand how they sold 270K in 30 hours and another 1M in less than 90 days.

    Yeah, the iPhone is just like any other cell phone out there. Shame on Apple.

  10. You’re right, Scoble. Apple came out with just another phone when they made the iPhone. They hardly *thought different* at all. I mean, activating your phone from home, synching data through a Mac or a PC, unlimted data plans, touch interface, the real Internet, no keyboard; just lame. I can’t understand how they sold 270K in 30 hours and another 1M in less than 90 days.

    Yeah, the iPhone is just like any other cell phone out there. Shame on Apple.

  11. “They ain’t acting badly”

    No ist the old mobile fuck the sub over game that mobile companies have been doing for ages at least in europe the roming changes isues being addressed.

    Obama or Hillary ought to say the will sack 100% of the FCC and start over with a more rational regulatory regime that at least sometimes puts the customer first.

  12. “They ain’t acting badly”

    No ist the old mobile fuck the sub over game that mobile companies have been doing for ages at least in europe the roming changes isues being addressed.

    Obama or Hillary ought to say the will sack 100% of the FCC and start over with a more rational regulatory regime that at least sometimes puts the customer first.

  13. Is it any wonder that this tripe comes from Rob “Never-right” Enderle? Can anyone name anything he has ever gotten right?

  14. Is it any wonder that this tripe comes from Rob “Never-right” Enderle? Can anyone name anything he has ever gotten right?

  15. How are these videos “brilliant”? They are modestly clever at best. At worse, they take a stale, no longer used, 10 year old marketing campaign and try to make points with it.

    What’s next? “Switch” ads with people going back to their Palm Treos?

  16. How are these videos “brilliant”? They are modestly clever at best. At worse, they take a stale, no longer used, 10 year old marketing campaign and try to make points with it.

    What’s next? “Switch” ads with people going back to their Palm Treos?

  17. Got to agree Robert. Not sure what it is you think constitutes “bad” behavior here. When the iPhone platforms opens (and I remain convinced it will), developers can have at it and do some great stuff. Until then, this is just pointless melodrama.

  18. Got to agree Robert. Not sure what it is you think constitutes “bad” behavior here. When the iPhone platforms opens (and I remain convinced it will), developers can have at it and do some great stuff. Until then, this is just pointless melodrama.

  19. Yeah…, right…, if these so-called hackers really were doing the “think different” routine, they wouldn’t be such big babies and whiners….

    Quit the whining and buck up! What a bunch of weenies! Be real and do “think different”. We must have gotten a bunch of whiny DOS or Windows people in here. What a bunch of losers!

  20. Yeah…, right…, if these so-called hackers really were doing the “think different” routine, they wouldn’t be such big babies and whiners….

    Quit the whining and buck up! What a bunch of weenies! Be real and do “think different”. We must have gotten a bunch of whiny DOS or Windows people in here. What a bunch of losers!

  21. There are many legitimate reasons why Apple may not (yet) open up iPhone/iPod touch while it’s establishing a third leg of revenue in addition to Mac and iPod business lines. I listed many business, technology and design reasons why here:

    iPod touch nay-sayers: Shackled by “gadget thinking”
    http://tinyurl.com/2t7asl

  22. There are many legitimate reasons why Apple may not (yet) open up iPhone/iPod touch while it’s establishing a third leg of revenue in addition to Mac and iPod business lines. I listed many business, technology and design reasons why here:

    iPod touch nay-sayers: Shackled by “gadget thinking”
    http://tinyurl.com/2t7asl