You know, it’s not really fair. Those “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” ads are great and all…but so few people take the time to talk about those ads with Jerry and Bill.
Remember those ads? No? Hmm. Maybe it’s because they were good…they just failed to sell us on why we should buy Microsoft.
I mean, with the “Im a…” ads, you could see that they are definitely trying to get you to buy a Mac. And, quite frankly, the ads are very effective.
At one time, Mac had about 3% of the total market share in desktop computers. By some estimates, that’s up to about 21%. Of course, much of that has been attributed to a halo effect around the iPod, but maybe some of it has to do with those ads.
Anyway, not to belabor the point, but the Microsoft ads dont really “sell” Microsoft, and maybe they dont have to. You get a few minutes in the adventures of Jerry and Bill. And tonight, that’s good enough for me.
The iPhone is starting to grow up. Slashdot: Apple Targeting Business World for the iPhone. Technophiles will understand these announcements to be a “pretty big deal.”
For the non-geeks it means that iPhone can now accept some third party software applications, widgets, and security features that will mainstream it into the business world. It’s likely to replace some the venerable Blackberry in some organizations.
With the recent announcement of the software developer’s kit (SDK), Steve Jobs has suggested that the little-gadget-that-does-it-all is ready to graduate from college and join the workforce.
The iPhone will get a job, learn how to use business applications, play nice with Microsoft, and dress appropriately for work.
That doesn’t mean that the iPhone doesnt still have to follow Uncle Steve’s rules. In fact, while you still live under the roof of the Apple Family, the post-pubescent iPhone is still going to have a curfew. That is, applications and tools will still follow Apple Family rules for hygiene and decency. This is a good thing, since Apple users tend to be people who want their applications, hardware, and gadgets to all play nice together.
I dont have an iPhone yet, but I plan to adopt one soon.