Journal: News & Comment

Saturday, August 05, 2006
# 10:38:00 AM:

Behind the Applewall

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I'm really enjoying the revealing Applepeels blog (via John Gruber), written by a former Apple Computer sales executive, which looks at the sometimes-ugly internal culture of everyone's favourite hip-cool computer company. Such as:

I do credit Steve [Jobs]'s uncompromising attitude as having a very positive effect on product development and the exact opposite effect on most of the rest of the company except the overcompensated executives...

...Here I am, an employee who was let go for questionable reasons after nearly twenty years of tremendous success at Apple. I've bought three Apple computers in the two years since I left Apple. You can't buy that kind of loyalty...

...[But] in the end Apple is just too greedy. They want to milk the maximum amount of money out of the relatively small group willing to put up with Apple and pay Apple prices.

Apple, like any other company, is far from perfect. Mac and iPod fans should worry: what will happen when Steve Jobs finally leaves?


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