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Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

Discussion in 'Media' started by blownforgood, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. blownforgood Member

    Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    Apple, ‘the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics’ Adotas

    Full Article here:

    "ADOTAS — Seriously, if people don’t like working there, why won’t they just quit.

    This story almost makes me feel sorry for Steve Jobs. It’s not about Apple’s products really. It’s more about the cult-like following and secrecy of the Apple head and his companies and an almost maniacal attempt to control any press. As Dan Lyons, he of the Secret Diary of Steve Jobs blog, says, “Apple is less of a company and more like a cult. If the Church of Scientology went into consumer electronics it would be Apple.”

    Some of the more (inane) details: “Apple hates personality stuff and press intrusion. “We want to discourage profiles,” an Apple PR tells me stiffly, apparently unaware she is waving a sackful of red rags at a herd of bulls. Another PR rings the editor of this magazine to try to halt publication of this piece.”

    - ” A cult of corporate omerta — the mafia code of silence — is ruthlessly enforced, with employees sacked for leaks and careless talk. Executives feed deliberate misinformation into one part of the company so that any leak can be traced back to its source. Workers on sensitive projects have to pass through many layers of security. Once at their desks or benches, they are monitored by cameras and they must cover up devices with black cloaks and turn on red warning lights when they are uncovered. “The secrecy is beyond fastidious and is in fact insultingly petty and political,” says one employee on the anonymous corporate reporting site Glassdoor.com, “and often is an impediment to actually getting one’s work done.”

    As I have said before, Jobs and the company playing coy with his health was unfair to shareholders. It’s a public company and Jobs is the face of the company. But this article is only interesting for its gossip appeal."

    Until next time...
    BFG
  2. Ann O'Nymous Member

    Re: Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    Nice.
  3. Re: Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    I still like Apple's products though. If the Co$ were an electronics company, they would be shit.
  4. Erra Member

    Re: Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    Lol'd but this is quickly going to turn into a computer fanboi brawl.
  5. Shinythings Member

    Re: Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    Nice, $cientology has such bad connotation on public opinion
  6. Anonymous Member

    Re: Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    Spoken like someone whose choice of electronics is obviously wrong. And it's not a computer it's a lifestyle and a bridge to total freedom!
  7. Re: Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    Oh dear. It has started...
  8. AnonymousNow Member

    Re: Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    Another recent example of the cos being the touchstone for bad behavior. Cos misconduct has seeped into the fabric of media discourse.
  9. anonhuff Member

    Re: Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    Yep, when the media latches onto scientology as "bad thing" in examples, I can't imagine that trend ever reversing.
  10. FUCK Member

    Re: Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    LULZ
  11. Anonymous Member

    Re: Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    After last weeks example of reverse-godwin (kinda, hitler coulda got tips from Elron) this is especially funny.

    Perhaps we should start actively planting a general 'behaving as crappily as scientology' forced meme in loads of unrelated forums, try and use it in passing in conversation etc.

    (Forced meme's may be unwanted in /b/land, but I suspect the proletariat has less immunity)
  12. Suzette Member

    Re: Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    COS sells consumer electronics; they have their own CD player and of course the e-meter. Whatever else you think of the Ipod, it doesn't record your random variations in galvanic skin resistance and tell you it's uncovering your past life crimes.
  13. TypingChimp Member

    Re: Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    Don't be hating on Apple. Apple works and it helps people!

    As a side note, would that make Linux the FreeZone of operating systems?
  14. TypingChimp Member

    Re: Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    Apple has a cult-like following, the Co$ is a cult. And they both had a major public problem involving a Lisa.

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  15. Anonymous Member

    Re: Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    Apple is going to skyrocket after Steve leaves it for good. Only a brief dip in their stock, as the Steve-fools commit suicide en mass, but then things will improve greatly... as long as some unknown "DM" doesn't take over at Cupertino.
  16. Re: Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    No.















    That would be BSD.

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  17. Anonymous Member

    Re: Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    Yeah Jobs sucks, Apple did way better under Sculley, Spindler and Amelio.
  18. Anonymous Member

    Re: Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    Installing a spite-filled drama queen may be good for a desperate company, but not for a stable one. Apple has succeed despite Steve only because OS X is UNIX, and the UNIX developer army is self-motivated. Steve continually hinders their talent with his paranoia and emotional smallness. They will do far better without him.
  19. Re: Apple, 'the Church of Scientology [of] consumer electronics'

    Well, Steve Jobs is sick right now, so we'll see less of him, and someone else is in charge.

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