"Mr. Papermaster, who was listed as an executive on Apple's Web site earlier Saturday, had vanished from the site later in the day."
Did he really exist at all?
The Apple hardware exec reportedly responsible for the iPhone 4's much-maligned and equally much-defended antenna design has left One Infinite Loop. Don't, however, jump to the conclusion that Mark Papermaster is a victim of the iPhone 4 "antennagate" debacle. Remember, in his press conference of July 16 — an event from which …
Am I the only person who is thinking "resigned", and many other things from "The Prisoner"?
Should I worry that with the benefit of hindsight, "Rover" looked remarkably like an Apple product (clean uncluttered white design, etc.)
If I next read about Apple moving into the defense sector, I'll start having nightmares.
A large reservation travel company, once owned by an airline in the U.S., runs a program that removes permissions for a terminated employee that is triggered the minute the employee is notified.
All computer access, web and e-mail references are removed with e-mail forwarding implemented, telephone systems reprogrammed, credit cards cancelled along with all employee privileges such as airline discounts.
The employees access card is, of course nuked, and they have to be escorted out of the premises! By the next business day all traces of employment, such as parking spots, office names, etc have vanished done by gremlins who work overnight.
Only HR retains contact to finalise all the paperwork, etc.
Pretty amazing to watch, as long as you are not the reason!
As funny as it is watching this ballade - the question looming behind the horizon is: can Apple execs under Steve Jobs - and let's be honest: there's nobody next to him - can they actually be successful?
It must be incredibly difficult to be a successful executive at Apple - and it must be equally difficult to find people who want to take such a job and actually get accepted by Apple.
Apple has a leadership-problem. It's not at the top, but just below.
It may also be that the hardware is just not ready for the software.
A little bit like in the NeXT days.
had nothing to do with Water, or Gates.
That is the problem that I have.
I'm a little young to remember it first hand, but wasn't Wtergate referred to as The Watergate Scandal? Can't these things be referred to as, The Antenna Scandal? (or what ever is appropriate for the scandal of the moment)
There's a Mitchell and Webb sketch about this:
MItchell: I was just going to say that my eye was caught by this whole scandal in America.
Webb: Oh, the scandal in America. Yeah, that is interesting. That must be the biggest scandal since Watergategate.
Mitchell: Watergategate? Isn't it just Watergate?
Webb: No. That would mean it was just about water. No, it was a scandal or gate, add the suffix gate, that's what you do with a scandal, involving the Watergate Hotel. So it was called the Watergate scandal, or Watergategate.
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