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    More firing at the fruit company .... do you think it will change for the better?

    Apple Fires a Manager Over Its Misfire on Maps - NYTimes.com

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    The last straw was when the Manager came in late for work using his own product, which led to him driving to Holland...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma
    The last straw was when the Manager came in late for work using his own product, which led to him driving to Holland...
    He got tired driving in infinite loop and opt for a mountain view instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    The last straw was when the Manager came in late for work using his own product, which led to him driving to Holland...
    "it was widely criticized over incorrect addresses, misplaced landmarks and misleading driving directions."

    Very high tech way to get lost

    Best Christmas present to the person you hate to see.

    Most likely the manager design it for his father-in-laws
    Last edited by Yutaka Go; 28th November 2012 at 08:56 PM.
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    Meaningless.

    A lousy general commanded his troops to charge against machine gun nests. When the troops got massacred, the general blames it on the captain for the troops not charging fast enough.

    The general (Tim Cook in Apple's case) should be removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    The last straw was when the Manager came in late for work using his own product, which led to him driving to Holland...
    Maybe he wanted to go to Holland Road but ended up in Lorong 18?
    Last edited by Sion; 28th November 2012 at 11:48 PM.

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    Sacking people after the whole thing blown up worldwide?
    Isn't it a bit too late? Learn from your predecessor. Sack incompetent people during the development.

    There was a saying among apple staff that if you take the lift with Steve Jobs, you may no longer have your job when you exit it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxshade View Post
    Sacking people after the whole thing blown up worldwide?
    Isn't it a bit too late? Learn from your predecessor. Sack incompetent people during the development.

    There was a saying among apple staff that if you take the lift with Steve Jobs, you may no longer have your job when you exit it.
    Is Steve Jobs nick name "Steal Jobs " ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxshade View Post
    There was a saying among apple staff that if you take the lift with Steve Jobs, you may no longer have your job when you exit it.
    out source to the brilliant graduates from Indian Institute of Technology
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxshade View Post
    There was a saying among apple staff that if you take the lift with Steve Jobs, you may no longer have your job when you exit it.
    out source to the brilliant graduates from Indian Institute of Technology
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    Quote Originally Posted by keiser View Post
    More firing at the fruit company .... do you think it will change for the better?

    Apple Fires a Manager Over Its Misfire on Maps - NYTimes.com
    Apple mobile Maps have helped to divert a bank robbery.

    The robbers wanted to robe a bank in Florida.

    But they found themselves ended up in Mexico.

    They found that out when everyone around them spoke Spanish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Apple mobile Maps have helped to divert a bank robbery.

    The robbers wanted to robe a bank in Florida.

    But they found themselves ended up in Mexico.

    They found that out when everyone around them spoke Spanish.
    Over seas and coast to coast

    Find the place you love the most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    out source to the brilliant graduates from Indian Institute of Technology
    Not all of them are trash. During the whole process of my ex company finance system development, there's one female DBA whom I treat as equal professionals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxshade View Post
    Not all of them are trash. During the whole process of my ex company finance system development, there's one female DBA whom I treat as equal professionals.
    i did not mean for that to come across as sarcasm. Utmost respect to the top graduates from IIT , ok.

    Like Asok in Dilbert. They do know their stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    i did not mean for that to come across as sarcasm. Utmost respect to the top graduates from IIT , ok.
    Never meant to be a sarcasm. Just a reminder for myself that there are gems among the sands.
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    Even if Apple succeeds after a long time (say for example 25 years), it does not make sense to keep re-inventing the wheel when so many others have done it already. Nokia Maps, Google Maps, NavTeq maps, TeleAtlas maps, etc.....
    A really stupid management decision.

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    it was probably a strategic decision for Appl to create their own Maps app

    after making themselves so deeply unpopular with other tech communities

    with their hawkish legal dept suing people left right and center.

    I heard Appl does not have LTE mobile phone technology as a result of this also...rumored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    it was probably a strategic decision for Appl to create their own Maps app

    after making themselves so deeply unpopular with other tech communities

    with their hawkish legal dept suing people left right and center.

    I heard Appl does not have LTE mobile phone technology as a result of this also...rumored.
    They don't believe in WIN-WIN strategy

    They only know "I-Win" and "U-Lose"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    They don't believe in WIN-WIN strategy

    They only know "I-Win" and "U-Lose"
    and this would be the result
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    Apple is showing its hubris. It (thinks) it can afford to offend everybody else.
    It (thinks) it does not need help from anybody else. Well, at one time, Hayes was the king of modems.
    Polaroid and Kodak thought the sun would never set on them. Same story.

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