That kind of came off as tacky. Or a fitting summary of Jobs' career.
Think of it like you bringing out food and drinks for construction workers fixing your roof.
Clearly that's not what you would think, but that just denotes that you have a fuzzy idea of how being contracted to do a job works.
How would you feel when you finish a multi-year multi-million project for a client and they would send someone over to thank you for everything and even handing out some gift. (this rarely happens in our industry)
As it does matter how much they paid for it the company made a lot of money of this, so did the worker. And you dont sell Yachts like hotdogs on the street. From your comment i would suspect they had to come and hand over 10k+$/person for doing their day job?
Plus that iPod Shuffle is probably now worth about 20 iPod Shuffles.
(Heh, maybe it would have been a nano if they'd figured out how to get rid of the chrome thing.)
I wonder what Apple's industrial designers think about it...
[+] Aesthetically, mind you; judging from comments on other sites, the hull shape is not so good for an ocean-going vessel...
That yacht seems the antithesis of a Jobsian yacht.
Ostentatious. Gaudy. A landlubber's office complex on water. Features and design that would make it difficult to handle on water.
Dysfunction follows form.
You're assuming the primary function of a yacht is to travel quickly and gracefully through a wide variety of waters. While some hold that view, other believe the primary function of yacht is to be an awesome office, apartment and party space that can be moved between the St. Tropez and Monaco harbors. This boat seems to fulfill latter function perfectly.
I remember reading his bio and wondering what this looked like--apparently it was his last big personal project that he was trying to get done before he died. It looks very Jobs-ian to me, kind of like a Star Trek spaceship landed in the water.
The front looks a bit weird.
#13 141 points by Pwnguinz 15 hours ago
how does it work?
You can read detailed analysis of the (published) formula in 2009 in http://www.arcfn.com/2009/06/how-does-newsyc-ranking-work.ht...
And there are a lot of secret coefficient corrections, for example the number of flagging that the submission received and the number of comments (if it has too many comments, it is too polemic and it is pushed down.)
If we use the 2009 formula we get
Points(P) Time(H) (P-1)^.8/(H+2)^1.8
7 2 0.3457
141 15 0.3177
"if it has too many comments, it is too polemic and it is pushed down." well, this is surprising.