Re: [NTLK] Quote of the day!

From: Thomas Brand (T2) <>
Date: Fri Jul 13 2007 - 13:50:05 EDT

Still you cannot hope to provide goods if you are losing money by the
provision of those goods. The Newton although amazing technology was
not a success, it along with the numerous other peritherals Apple was
pushing to market was bringing Apple down. And no his decision was not
entirely based upon money or resources bit direction to. In order to
restate the company Jovs needed to give his company y direction and
concentrating on a single product the Macintosh was the way to do it.
jobs had to cut the Newton along with these other products to save the
company, it is just that simple.

Thomas Brand (T2)

On Jul 13, 2007, at 9:25 AM, Steven Scotten <>

> On Jul 13, 2007, at 5:43 AM, Mark Harter wrote:
> Yeah, it is childish, but at the same time I refuse to accept
> "companies exist to make money" as an excuse for anything. Corporate
> law was established for the public good, not for the good of
> corporations. Regardless of the motives of any individuals, the
> survival of any company (or individual) is the benefit they offer to
> society. If I submit a resume on which I list my only qualification
> is that I want money, I should expect never to be hired. If it is
> apparent to me that a company or its leaders are greedy, they are
> doing something wrong. They should only want me to know how much
> service they are to me.
> Companies do *not* exist to make money; they exist to provide goods
> and/or services. *If* they make money, it's because they provide
> goods and services well, As a consumer, I have not just the right,
> but a moral obligation to hold their feet to the fire. Apple's only
> purpose is to provide excellent goods and services. If they fail to
> do that, they should die (the corporation, not the people).
> So I don't believe it is contradictory to recognize that Apple (Jobs)
> made the right decision at the time and still criticize them for
> failing to continue to offer an excellent product. Apple "ran away to
> live to fight another day" but on that day they also failed to
> fulfill their purpose by offering the goods that I desire.
> Earning money is not a benefit to society. Earning money is the side
> effect of being a benefit to society.
> Steve

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