@Sheepdoll well put! I am also perturbed by Satya Nadella's comments. Truth is innovation does not guarantee employment security either! I have seen many companies where good innovations by engineers are often shot down by marketing team for various reasons only to realize later that similar innovations in competing companies brought in handsome rewards! May be Nadella's comments were based on the past performance of Microsoft in product innovations when compared to those of Apple, for example!
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Jayna Sheats -- Although Apple is known for very forward-looking non-discrimination attitudes, I could not help but notice the absence of a single female in this list.
While I have not had the time to read all 11 pages of the article. I have been following the comments here.
When I was at apple between 1992 and 1998 there was absolutely no bias whatsoever. Women in the imaging department were well represented. Even the postscript team which I was part of was at least 50 50 or so. Back then it was not all that important.
Most of the people I worked with had PhDs or Masters. I with a lowly EET certificate had no problems working in this area. Steve had to make the exception himself. So I guess I got my degree the same place he got his.
I got poached by a competitor. Then I turned 40. The main criticism if that is what it is, that I am too expensive, or that I would want to run the company or department.
On the other hand this industry has a really short (18 month) memory. Anything older than that is obsolete.
Satya Nadella's comments on axing 18,000 at Microsoft is disturbing.
"The tech industry, Mr Nadella said in an email to employees last week, "does not respect tradition, it only respects innovation"
Ditto... great article and very motivating. I have worked with Apple engineers in the past as a software vendor and as a colleague in other companies during their post-Apple regime. The stories I heard from them are very similar to what I read above in the article.
@Jessica Lipsky What I would value as a user for any Apple / Apple-like products:
1. Simplicity and minimal design 2. Functionality 100% of the time as expected 3. Durability, reliability and security 4. Fully meeting the design intent and more! 5. Surpassing user expectations 6. Adding value in daily life