If you could meet Steve Jobs and talk for half an hour...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iMacZealot, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    What would you ask him, besides when the Santa Rosa iMacs are coming out?

    (seriously, I want to hear serious questions, not "when is XXXXXX coming out???")
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    I would ask him how his health is and where he sees computing in then next 10 - 20 years!!
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    I'd ask him where he plans on taking the iTunes store. What is its future?
  4. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    I would ask him to detail the product roadmap for the next three years, and promise to never, ever tell anyone! Really. No, I mean it! C'mon, Steve! We still have 29 minutes!! Where are you going?!?

    Aww, poo...
  5. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
  6. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    Can you buy me XXXXXXXXX....:) Purrr-leaaaaase! *bambi-eyes*
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    I'd like to ask him how he sees his eventual retirement plans, who he thinks his eventual successor might be, and in what capacity he sees himself as part of the company over the next 10-20 years.

    I would also like to know how Apple can grow without encountering too many teething problems and growing pains, what all those new buildings are for, how they plan to develop and strengthen their industrial design team, and how they go about planning the next big thing; the next 'iPhone' is in development right now.
  8. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    Great ideas. His answer to where he sees technology would be really interesting.

    I think I'd also ask him if your computer would turn into one, small device (like an iPhone) that did everything and hooked up to various televisions and displays.
  9. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    the thought of apple without steve jobs (again) is frightening. i'm not sure who could deliver a keynote like steve, but i think scott forstall would do a good job.
  10. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    It does feel very worrying. But I think Apple are in a much stronger and more stable position then the last time.
  11. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    3 cans of XXXX weak aussie lager coming right up! Yeah I think he can afford that 'n.

  12. alexprice macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2005
    I would ask him when iTunes in the UK will get movies.

    iMacZealot: What would you ask him?
  13. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    "Steve, I've been dying to ask you this since I have been using Apple computers and products, and now, I finally have my chance..............Are you an innie or outie?"
  14. alexprice macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2005
    On second thoughts i'd ask...

    How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
  15. Lyle macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2003
    Madison, Alabama
    I'd ask him what he told bartleby and BlueVelvet during their turns.
  16. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
  17. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

    Apr 2, 2006
    What's it like being a billionaire

    What's it like being the CEO of Apple

    How does it feel getting all the :apple: products before us

    Can you please send me a fully loaded Mac Pro:D
  18. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    I'm afraid I might have to steal bartelby's question and ask him where technology will be in 10-20 years.
  19. Chrismcfall Suspended

    Aug 10, 2006
    I'd talk about music:) He likes his Beatles/Dylan and so do i.
  20. b0tt094 macrumors 6502


    Sep 2, 2006
    How's the army of Mac fanboys coming along to take over the world :p, and can i be the ruler of Antarctic in the new world order... I want penguin minions:D

    Wtf am i talking about I am a fanboy :cool: :p
  21. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    I'd ask him one thing: "Why?"
    I'd just want to see how he'd react.
  22. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    Why Not?

    Everybody knows that since some student wrote it in an exam and got a medal or a chance to shake hands with some completely unheard of theologian who spends all day thinking of issues and not solving them.
    Rant over

    I'd ask him 2 things.

    1. What first inspired you and Woz to start up a company when IBM who were already a giant at the time were also in the market?
    2. Can you fix my MacBook Pro (for the third time, screen still fades out and one of the internal speakers has gaffed itself up)?
  23. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    I'd also ask him who he sees as Apple's most crucial strategic partnerships with other companies over the next 5-10 years, apart from Intel... given Microsoft's positioning and influence.

    And also, speaking of Microsoft, what would Apple do or what plans have they made in the eventuality of Microsoft shelving Office for Mac?

    Of course, I'm assuming that he'd spill the beans... me and Steve, we go way back.
  24. it5five macrumors 65816


    May 31, 2006
    New York
    I'd just ask him to load me up with Apple products for about 10 minutes, then let him get back to work. I'd imagine he's a busy person and 30 minutes is a large chunk of time to him. :D

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