MacNotables #1230: Bryan Chaffin on Steve Balmer’s Competence, Apple’s Management Shake-Up and Evil Amazon (Part 1)

Bryan Chaffin and host Chuck Joiner started off recording a perfectly normal show, and ended up in a protracted conversation that questioned Steve Balmer’s ability to lead Microsoft, examined the causes and effects of the management shake-up at Apple, and covered the UK Court’s order to Apple to make their apology a real apology. The conversation then turned to Amazon’s role in changing not just book publishing, but retail sales as well, philosophical differences, economic models and much more. This is Part 1 of a special two-part MacNotables.

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Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices, MacVoicesTV, MacNotables and The MacJury, a group of shows and web sites that make up The MacVoices Group, and is part of MacLevelTen . You can catch up with what he’s doing by following him on Twitter, friending him on Facebook, or circling him on Google+.

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Bryan Chaffin began using Apple computers in 1983 in a high school BASIC programming class. He started using Macs in 1990 when the Kinko’s guy taught him how to use Aldus PageMaker, finally buying a Power Computing Power 100 in 1995. Bryan is the cofounder of The Mac Observer and currently serves as Afternoon Editor. He has contributed to MacAddict and MacFormat magazines, and coauthored Incredible iPad Apps for Dummies with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus. You can find out more about Bryan at his personal site, GeekTells.

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