Sunday, January 31, 2010

Steve Jobs Lets It Rip: Google’s ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Mantra is ‘Bullshit'

You have to love competition.

Following a big public announcement, Apple CEO Steve Jobs often takes time in the day or two afterwards to have a Town Hall.

This time, according to John Abell, Jobs, characteristically, did not mince words as he spoke to the assembled, according to a person who was there who could not be named because this person is not authorized by Apple to speak with the press.

On Google: We did not enter the search business, Jobs said. They entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won’t let them, he says. Someone else asks something on a different topic, but there’s no getting Jobs off this rant. I want to go back to that other question first and say one more thing, he says. This don’t be evil mantra: “It’s bullshit.” Audience roars.

About Adobe: They are lazy, Jobs says. They have all this potential to do interesting things but they just refuse to do it. They don’t do anything with the approaches that Apple is taking, like Carbon. Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy, he says. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it’s because of Flash. No one will be using Flash, he says. The world is moving to HTML5.

Ah, Steve Jobs needs a little economics lesson, being competitive is not evil, even if it detroys Apple.
(Via Business Insider)

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