Originally Posted by specuvestor
yes he is certainly a perfectionist AND marketer. And also a visionary, eloquent speaker (reality distortion field) , charismatic leader (despite the harsh things), artist... the amazing thing is he is able to crystalises all these ideals into products and indeed into the company's culture and aura. And we both know this not from some writeups in wikipedia but from observing and experiencing Apple in the past 30 years or so.
Jobs really turned me off in how he handled the antenna fiasco on the IPhone. He lost a lot of credibility in my eyes when he had the chutzpah to tell people they 'weren't holding the phone right'. I know the old "Apple way or the highway", but wow, this totally redefined that saying.
After insisting there was no problem and then later offering people free cases to mitigate the issue, this was a PR
nightmare for Apple. This is not what I would call the work of a 'perfectionist'. I know some will deny even today that the issue existed or that similar issues don't exist on other phones. I've had many phones and the issue did exist on the Iphone and was worse than what I've seen on any other phone. This was not anyone's imagination and apparently CR felt the same way.
Apple makes great products, but they are not always
the best products within that product niche IMO.
Interestingly on the video editing front, Apple used to be the 'only' way to go. That has changed dramatically over the years. Today there are many superb editing programs that are not available for Mac and only reside on Windows. Many of these are used by broadcasters. These are very very deep programs, extremely stable and operate in real time unlike some aspects of Final Cut.
Anyone frequenting either HD camera or editing software forums, will find what seems like a disproportionate number of people having issues with editing on Macs. Some if it is due to video capture issues, others to codec issues, but all is not as peachy as some might think in the Mac video editing world.
We have certainly strayed from the original topic of this thread and I'm as responsible as anyone. So I apologize for that and will bow out of this thread and return it to the sponsor.