56 posts and columns on John Gruber
Google is a hyper-competitive company, and they repeatedly enter markets that already exist and crush competitors. Nothing wrong with that. That’s how capitalism is supposed to work, and Google’s successes are admirable. But there’s nothing stupid about seeing Google being pitted “versus” other companies. They want everything; their ambition is boundless.
– John Gruber, in Larry Page’s remarks onstage at Google I/O about competition — that talk about Google “versus some other company” is stupid or not interesting
Not because Bezos has copied anything Jobs did, but because he has not. What he’s done that is Jobs-like is doggedly pursue, year after year, iteration after iteration, a vision unlike that of any other company — all in the name of making customers happy.
– John Gruber, in agreement with Om Malik that Jeff Bezos is the inheritor of Steve Jobs’s crown
Eye to Eye
The drumbeat of reports pointing to an impending Verizon iPhone launch is getting louder. Which doesn’t mean that it’s true. Just that there’s a lot of drumming going on. Still, for the record: Apple is reportedly doing advanced testing on a CDMA version of the iPhone–the kind of testing it would need to bring the phone to Verizon.