Once again the iTablet release is said to be imminent. Yeah, we’ve heard it before…maybe it is real this time.
The folks at Xconomy have a story up about Apple today. The story explores how a closed cloistered company like Apple can foster the openness of creative professionals. They refer to it as the Apple Paradox and basically sum it up as a benign dictatorship led by Steve Jobs. I really have nothing to add…but I would like to explore a personal experience I had last week.
My house mate goes to Expression College, a top school for creative professionals. Last week he took me on a tour of his school. During our walk I noted 9 computer labs full of Power Mac towers, nice shiny gleaming, top of the line. What I found interesting is that of the 9 labs I checked in on, 7 of them were running Windows XP.
With this incite, I have to wonder how long Apple will be seen as the choice of creative professionals.