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“The iPhone clearly has some issues, but for such a mature platform, the BlackBerry is surprisingly mediocre when it comes to e-mail. The iPhone makes it easier to read, send, and organize e-mails and contacts, but it falls short when it comes to zipped attachments. Both disappoint for calendar management.”
The only details Miller had were this: "The SMS vulnerability allows an attacker to run software code on the phone that is sent by SMS over a mobile operator's network. The malicious code could …
The only details Miller had were this: “The SMS vulnerability allows an attacker to run software code on the phone that is sent by SMS over a mobile operator’s network. The malicious code could include commands to monitor the location of the phone using GPS, turn on the phone’s microphone to eavesdrop on conversations, or make the phone join a distributed denial of service attack or a botnet.“
Yikes. Not nice.
“For example, let’s say the icon of your choice spouts pure (but entertaining) cr*p to their 50,000 followers (who then re-tweet like good little acolytes), and a few experts in the field with a few thousand followers each rebut it, the correct version will be buried in the deluge. Ignorance prevails.
And it gets worse – typically, those espousing the populist cr*p can get funding from commercial entities, those resisting struggle for resources, so the field is further unbalanced. I have watched the “Free” hypothesis trumpeted in media organ after media organ , typically via journalists whose grasp of economics (or even maths) is tenuous at best. Tonight, for example, I am going to listen to Mr Anderson talk at the Royal Society of Arts – not the London School of Economics.”
“The most important question is not, “How do we become more like Steve Jobs?” The best question is, “How do we become the best version of our own company?” That might mean the kind of leadership Taylor espouses in the rest of his column, or it might mean something else. It definitely doesn’t mean replacing your wardrobe with black turtlenecks, blue jeans, and New Balance sneakers. Even when Apple eventually has to replace Steve as CEO, whether in five or, with the assistance of cybernetics, 50 years, the best thing the board of directors could do is look for someone who is nothing like Steve. You’ll never top him in a million years if you play his game, but you might do something awesome on your own terms if you figure out what makes you great.”
Pete’s bang on the money here. Jobs does a million things that would be disastrous for 99.99% of other managers to copy. He’s a one-off, and while there are lessons that other businesses can learn from Apple, there’s few lessons about management that you can learn from the personal style or Steve.