Monday, January 22, 2007

Steve Jobs blew it?

The day after the the launch of the iPhone I really felt alone... I wrote a negative post about it (actually, two), while everyone else was writing great reviews. Now the pendulum has swung...

In one comment on Computerworld, Mike Elgan went all the way. The journalist simply said "Steve Jobs blew it". Here are his reasons:
  1. Jobs raised buyer expectations too high.
  2. Jobs raised Wall Street expectations too high.
  3. Jobs gave competitors a head start.
  4. Jobs undermined Apple TV hype.
  5. Jobs put iPod sales at risk.
  6. Jobs wrecked Cisco talks.
I believe it counts as heresy, punishable with a life with Zune...