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Jessica Lipsky
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Jessica Lipsky   7/16/2014 12:52:59 PM
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Many of the engineers we interviewed shared an appreciation for Apple's attention to detail and production values. What are the values you appreciate as engineers or Apple users? 

Sheetal.Pandey
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Re: Common threads
Sheetal.Pandey   7/17/2014 4:27:36 AM
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I cant agree more that engineers who work at Apple are valued at the same level as people value APple products. Apple has created that class is people's mind that its nothing but the best. Definitely the engineers must be sensing that recognition in social circuit or may be in informal meeting with others.

In the society, the engineers and doctors always are given extra attention and within engineers if you have expereince at Apple, the brand goes a long way. I guess the engineering excellence, design, corporate social responsibility and business standard Apple has set , its rare to find and definitely it has to do with the passion and hard work of their engineers. SO yes they can very well say "Ex-Apple".

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Re: Apple ingenuity
dblake950   7/17/2014 11:16:41 AM
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As a dedicated user of multiple Apple devices, it's the consistent simplicity I appreciate most, and it takes a lot of ingenuity to pare things down to their essence -- a true Apple hallmark. On a side note, I sooooooo want one of those Stir desks!

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docdivakar   7/18/2014 12:52:45 PM
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@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

MP Divakar

rick merritt
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Suggestions, experiences
rick merritt   7/17/2014 11:19:30 AM
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I'd love to hear expereinces from other ex-Apple engineers and/or suggestions of others we should profile.

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Re: Suggestions, experiences
AlanOpp   7/17/2014 3:45:44 PM
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Great article. I'd be happy to share my experiences as an engineer during the "first coming of Steve Jobs" and founder of "Apple satellite" Open Door Networks. Alan Oppenheimer

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Re: Suggestions, experiences
rick merritt   7/18/2014 12:39:07 PM
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Hi Alan. Thx for chiming in.

Junko Yoshida was the lead editor on this story and is out this week, so I'll give her first crack to respond next week. I'm sure any one of us would be happy to chat with you.

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Re: Suggestions, experiences
docdivakar   7/18/2014 12:55:41 PM
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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.

MP Divakar

Jayna Sheats
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Gender bias at Apple?
Jayna Sheats   7/18/2014 6:43:02 PM
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.  We have a ways to go, I guess.

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Re: Gender bias at Apple?
Sheepdoll   7/18/2014 11:45:35 PM
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"

I wonder how many of those people were over 40?

 

 

 

 

 

docdivakar
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Re: Gender bias at Apple?
docdivakar   7/22/2014 1:20:47 PM
@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!

MP Divakar

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Re: Gender bias at Apple?
krisi   7/25/2014 2:09:52 PM
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Good point Jayna, I noticed that too, no women present...BTW, great to see you at CMOSET in Grenoble

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Too verbose, needs to be succinct
_hm   7/19/2014 9:01:31 AM
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Hey, this is too verbose! Next time can you take a time to make it more pithy and to the point.

Qualtiy of blog does not match well with quality of iApple.

 

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elctrnx_lyf   7/21/2014 5:11:08 AM
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Apple employees in genral shall be very confident and high technical excellence because Apple in directly gets the best out of the semiconductor companies or the high end manufacturing process.

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job hunting
KatyJordan   7/19/2014 10:50:32 AM
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You can lose job even at the very very prestigious company, you know, unemployment is very serious question in different nations. People might become discouraged and even talanted and hard-working person can lose a job and become depressed because of unsuccessful searches. If you have lost job, don't become discouraged, just sit and think what can you do. Sometimes resume helps to get job interview and job, too. Try to resort to professional resume writing service (like this one, http://resumewritinglab.com/ ) that can help make your CV more effective and avoid mistakes.

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Touting credentials
DrQuine   7/23/2014 11:19:02 AM
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People have always touted their credentials at respected institutions. I don't think that it is unique to the aura of Steve Jobs. We hear about Princeton University graduates, former IBM, Microsoft, GE, Google, or Apple employees. Employers are impressed by people who measured up to the standards of such institutions.

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Publishing Multi-Page Articles
DrQuine   7/23/2014 11:48:51 AM
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Multi-page articles on EETimes are much less accessible and readable than single page articles. Some of the multi-page articles add only a few inches of material with each new page. I'd predict that a significant number of readers drop out after each page transition. Is there a reason why the entire article cannot appear on a single "page"? My scroll bar has no dimensional limits. It seems to me that the reader experience and the amount of text that actually reaches the readers would improve with "full articles on a single page" on-line publishing.

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Kinnar   7/23/2014 2:35:48 PM
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Today the enterprise security is mainly to prevent leaking of business secrets, and for large corporate there will be very tight watch on the existing developments, but besides this one will be getting complete freedom in-term of personal life after eliminating work related technicalities

Very true 11 page article is way too long article for this space. Once could hardly catch all the pages. 

Paul A. Clayton
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Re: Publishing Multi-Page Articles
Paul A. Clayton   7/24/2014 6:00:41 PM
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"Is there a reason why the entire article cannot appear on a single "page"?"

This is usually done because each page has a separate ad. Sites such as EETimes are supported by ad revenue, and this is a means of increasing that revenue.

While it would be possible to place ads in the middle of articles, varying their number according to length (or cost of content or even a complex function of cost, views, ad targeting, etc.), this requires a somewhat more complex layout template. Some may also object to more inline advertising as such can be more intrusive (more difficult to mentally separate from the article content proper).

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Measurement.Blues   7/25/2014 12:18:22 PM
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DrQuine, it's called page views. Every media outliet, regardless of editorial focus, is pressured for page views. That's why you see list after list and slideshow after slideshow.

A multi-page article gets more total page views than a single-page article. Yes, I beleive that more people would read an entire article of is were on a single page, but enough readers continue on so that toe total exceeds that which would have occurred for a single page.

When you get an article with comments, most people don;t even read the article. I saw this tread and commented on it. I have not read the article. Something to do with Apple and jobs (Jobs), right?

If you look at any EE Times article (and those from almost any other media outliet), you'll see that the ads change whenver a page loads. Try refreshing this page. So the more page views, the more an ad will be seen.



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