Longtime Apple Board Member Bill Campbell Says Technology Coming to 'Intimate Objects'

NewImageIntuit Chairman Bill Campbell has been on Apple's Board of Directors since Steve Jobs took over as CEO in 1997. In a town hall meeting at Intuit headquarters, Campbell spoke with Intuit CEO Brad Smith about a number of topics including how to make a product great, what makes the best managers, and more.

Looking towards the future, Campbell didn't mention future Apple products specifically, but he did point to another new product -- Google Glass -- as a blueprint for the future. From Bloomberg Businessweek:

Campbell did tell the audience to expect to see "a lot of things going on with the application of technology to really intimate things." He pointed to Google Glass as one such intimate object. “It’s a phenomenal breakthrough,” he said. "When you start to think about glasses or watches, they become as intimate as the cell phone was."

Campbell also praised Tony Fadell's Nest thermostat, as well saying technology managers should act as "editors", mentioning Steve Jobs and Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey specifically.

Apple is reported to be working on a smart watch, exactly the sort of "intimate" device that Campbell is referring to.

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Diseal3 Avatar
146 months ago
I can already see the jokes with this one.
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Bubba Satori Avatar
146 months ago
I can already see the jokes with this one.

My money is one about holding it wrong.
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smileyborg Avatar
146 months ago

Campbell should worry about Intuit
Intuit products have been going downhill. Hey Bill....how about decent version of Quicken for Mac?
Yeah, he should be really worried about Intuit. :rolleyes:
INTU


(Disclaimer: I work for Intuit. Was at this town hall meeting in person, too.)
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kytiger Avatar
146 months ago
Campbell should worry about Intuit

Intuit products have been going downhill. Hey Bill....how about decent version of Quicken for Mac?
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thekev Avatar
146 months ago
Too easy...would be no class and cheap.

Like iVibrator, or...well, see...no class, cheap and easy!!:p

:D

Time to trademark "fapp store".
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iChrist Avatar
146 months ago
Wow MR is really scraping the bottom of the barrel for "news" these days. Unless the thought is an Apple board member praising Google Glass will get some clicks.



And yet you read it. I wish I was as bored as you, to read things I hate.

:rolleyes:
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