I usually don’t use Tumblr. Actually, I never used Tumblr, but now I’ve decided to give it a shot. Not on this blog though, I’d have little to talk about. Let’s tumblr together on my new Tumblr Blog, Dear Internet, where I rant about the internet’s quirks.
Let’s be honest. I never truly used tumblr anyway. So I’m not really saying good bye, I’m just not saying hello… if that makes any sense at all. http://bit.ly/logicallyplus
There have been a plethora of articles detailing the “death” of the Mac Mini and/or the Mac Pro. In the words of the mighty Mark Twain, “reports of [the Mac Mini’s and the Mac Pro’s] death have been greatly exaggerated].
Let’s be frank, Apple is known to either find or generate peculiar market segments and excel in them. Even when they don’t accomplish much in that market segment, they rarely escape it, rather, they divert more attention to that market segment and try to innovate on that area. Take the Apple TV, for example. It’s survived years, despite it’s minuscule market penetration. During it’s time, Apple has iterated the device multiple times, and has given it one of their most revolutionary “go-to market strategies” ever, Airplay. Apple has not given up, and while the Apple TV we know today might be severely different from it’s predecessor, the core product, and target market remain the same. The failure of the Apple TV, gave Apple the motivation to work harder, and execute a better product.
Apple very well may be “reevaluating” the Mac Pros and the Mac Minis, but the last thing they have on their minds is termination. The matter of the fact is, Apple hasn’t given up on a market segment for more than 10 years, and diminishing target markets are simply opportunities for Apple go expand upon. While the Mac Pros and the Mac Minis as we know them today may be gone in a matter of months, I’m sure that Apple has something all the more innovative in store. I eagerly welcome this change, do you?
If you crave more opinions on this matter, take a look at Quinn Nelson’s (ThatSnazzyiPhoneGuy) opinion in an audio format: http://soundcloud.com/thatsnazzyiphoneguy/apple-cannot-and-will-not-kill# .
Disclaimer: Take this post with a grain of salt. I don’t know anything that everyone else doesn’t already know, and this is simply my opinion.
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There are a lot of people who set out to inspire, and a few of them actually manage to achieve this. Not Steve Jobs. He didn’t merely inspire people, he gave them hope, passion, and courage. While Steve Jobs may have contributed to many people’s lives with his many Apple products, or Pixar movies, he has influenced my life in a more direct and meaningful way. Steve Jobs gave me passion. For the longest time, I was just a kid who sat and watched TV all day long. Steve Jobs changed that. Because of him, and his beautiful consumer electronics, I began to devour knowledge about technology and Apple. Because of him, and his wonderful work at Pixar, I aspire to one day become a film maker. Because of him, I have found passions, that will not only last through my next 4 years of high school, but my life time. Because of him, I no longer fear talking to crowds larger than 3. Because of him, I no longer fear failure, but embrace it. Because of Steve Jobs, my days are filled with happiness and hopefulness. And really, that’s all anyone could ever give to me.
I would like to thank Steve for everything he has done for me, and everyone else who looked up to him as a hero.
The Peddie School of Excellence Class of 2015