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Icon 1 posted April 25, 2009 23:15      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
no price drops for apple, from a longer article on the economy. (NYT article )

No company has exploited America’s upgrade fever quite as deftly as Apple. The company is one of the very few that has kept most prices at prerecession levels while managing to report profits, as it did last week. Of course, Apple makes wonderful computers, software and gadgets, but is also brilliant at making everything you bought from it nine months ago seem slow, fusty and passé.

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That makes it sound too mercenary. The real brilliance of Apple is that they don't do last year's thing a little better than their competitors. They show you something new and ask you how you ever lived without it.

Vitruvius said "Firmatas, Utilitas, Venustas" (Firmness, Commodity, Delight). Things must work, do something useful and delight. Other technology companies have been able to build things that work and do useful things, but no one have ever touched Apple in the delight department. (With the possible exception of the Xerox stuff from the late 70's, which most people have never heard of - and Steve Jobs copied directly into the Mac.)

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