Sunday, April 04, 2010

Why Apple is still generating buzz - The Boston Globe

Perhaps, but I think most “actual humans” these days want to run multiple applications (especially communication-oriented clients such as IM and Skype), occasionally print, etc…

Poor, the founder of Boston-based Ember Corp., worked for Jobs at Next Inc., a company that developed a sophisticated computer workstation in the mid-1980s. (While the cube-shaped computers developed by Next didn’t take off, the operating system became the foundation of the current Mac OS.) “I think Jobs understands better than anyone else that most people in the world are not techies,’’ says Poor. “That’s really important, and it lets him create products that people really connect with, because they were designed with actual humans in mind.’’

Why Apple is still generating buzz - The Boston Globe

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