Apple, Steve Jobs and his illness

BSP has seen an outpouring of support for Apple’s chairman, Steve Jobs and the medical problems he is going through at the moment.He’s seen as a real visionary. It’s also an interesting situation for those persons now running Apple. The company is at its zenith now, and there’s only one way for it to go.

The dude does look pretty ill, as this picture published on the gossip site TMZ indicates.

Even as we type this on a Macintosh product, we realize most of Apple’s “visionary” products aren’t real.What Apple, and Mr. Jobs have done is create a new genre of consumer electronic products. You know, like a digital clock, tape recorder or DVD player used to be. A cellular phone isn’t new. Neither is an MP3 player or an mobile internet enabled device. Combining them is a relatively obvious step. At some point, these consumer electronics products will peter out, and the enormous profits they generate will shrink. There’s only so much you can do with a device, and there’s a point where it will become redundant. I have an iPhone 4. I can’t think of a reason to replace the device, other than it becoming obsolescent due to protocol changes. When we see the onset of streaming live TV on mobile devices, that will also be hailed as a “new” and “visionary” development.

I will always say, if Microsoft hadn’t poured $150 million into Apple in 1997, the company might not exist today.


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I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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