Apple boss Steve Jobs had a secret meeting with New York Times' publisher Arthur Sulzberger and other executives to show off the iPad and explain what he thinks it means for publishing. Jobs ordered a mango lassi and penne pasta, neither of which are on the Pranna restaurant menu, New York magazine reported. Jobs, apparently …
For months Steve needed to keep the iPad secret - and someone advised him to keep it under his hat?
(Coat getting under way)
I imagine Murdoch would eat Jobs alive
I imagine Murdoch would have his minions eat Jobs alive if he weren't interested ...
Is he on the menu or is raw 'n twitching sirloin of Jobs also a special order dish?
You are forgetting Jobs is a lot more intelligent and shrewd than Murdoch... Jobs has far more leverage was well since we all know traditional media is collapsing and Murdoch is really at a disadvantage as the iPad takes over much of his newspaper and news channel empire.
We'll see... but Murdoch isn't tech savvy, so Jobs will crush him at every turn.
...'There's only one way to find out... FIGHT!'
the fact he ordered things that were not on the menu :D
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or it never happened.
There must surely be pictures of the meeting taken with Steve's iPad?
Had Mr. Jobs grown a moustache as well for the occasion? No Robber-baron Industrialist is complete without a moustache to twiddle. The hat's a good start, but it's the waxed moustache and a crazed laugh that really separates the businessmen from the boys.
Don't forget the cloak. You need something to swirl theatrically for effect to go with that lot.
A cane always goes down well too. I'm thinking something in japan-black laquer with a silver apple on the end.
Right, off to the cloakroom now. [Exit - stage left]
So Mango Yop and Penne, just plain pasta on its own?
Did the mad hatter get his liver from a 3 year old ?
I'll guess that Apple is already working on direct neural interfaces.
You'll only be allowed to think about Apple-approved ropics, though, so none of that for me, thanks...
Jobs was also wearing a raincoat. Under the raincoat were a dozen fake rolex's. He would 'flash' the watches, with big huge eyes and say, "Wanna buy a watch for Mongo?"
You know what the IPAD means for publishers. Nothing, because those old clowns don't even know they are dead yet. They are still breathing, but it's the last gasps of 'death'.
I personally love the feel of the NY Times in my hands. I can read it, fold it up and take it with me on trips. Alas, that's one more thing I have to let go.
For Paris, What's a News Paper?
...there would be no appropriate location for my dog to pee.
'and you can't wipe yer arse on an iPad'
And the headline almost suggested as if Apple would have dared to talk to somebody once connected to El Reg (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/author/ashlee-vance/)...
Was the hat a red stepped pyramid shape, like Devo's energy domes? Steve was probably wearing it to amplify his Reality Distortion Field, in preparation for his meeting with Rupert