compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
BY THE CONTINUOUS DIATRIBE emanating from
concerning the Apple share price and whether or not
Apple will be able to continue to manifest its model
Whatever the markets decide, Apple has led the way - by way of the innovative process of producing products that the people "needed" rather than what "big brother" was willing to provide them with - and ever since the Apple II established itself as an electronic spreadsheet platform - Apple have launched the what you see is what you get (WYSIWIG) Macintosh, first in 4096x4096 black and white and then colour - the iMac in several evolving guises - and thence iPod, iPhone and more recently the iPad.
human interface mould for the available
technology of the time - which the rest of
the industry has either adopted, eventually
caught up with or launched their own
versions such as Microsoft's excellent
XP Professional Tablet. I well remember the
disappointment of several thousand
Microsoft developers who were told by Mr. Balmer
that ALL the promised development of that particular platform was to cease
and not two years later Apple launched the iPhone. Even at that time most of
the so called experts and pundits could not understand that the iPhone human
interface represented a vision of the future human interface for all 'personal
communications' devices - gestures and ALL.
Steve Jobs said at the launch of the iPad that -
he didn't specify Apple manufactured tablets -
and despite the fact that 100 million plus
iPads have been sold to date - I am sure that
Mr. Jobs and his team realised, at that time,
that continuous development of the
human/machine interface would have to be contemplated until the Babel Fish
implant had been successfully perfected.
"I think it's an understatement to say that
the iPad has been an overwhelming success -
the biggest technology shift of our generation"
IF for no other reason IT IS the benefit/s which are being brought to the
education of the so called academically impaired which have underpinned
Steven Aquino's statement that -
isn’t just a marketing slide - it’s profound.
“With the incredible content offered on iTunes U, students can learn like never before―there are now iTunes U courses with more than 250,000 students enrolled in them, which is a phenomenal shift in the way we teach and learn.”
As we see too often in politics, people fail to empathize with
those with different needs or priorities than their own.