***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** John, You are a master of re-writing history. BTW, there is another type of absent tie... when someone gets pruned from a network. ;-) Valdis On Aug 13, 2013, at 1:14 PM, John T. Maloney wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > Hi – > > …but you design the iPhone via strong business/professional ties. > > Certainly GREAT things come from strong ties, e.g., Hewlett + Packard, Lennon + McCartney, Ethan + Joel Coen, Watson + Crick, etc. > > The iPhone, aka the ‘Jesus Phone,’ was more a product of Jobs chronic autocracy and insurgent weak/absent ties (Apple communities). > > Apple, err, Steve Jobs, specifically, vociferously and famously rejected design-by-committee (strong ties) for the iPhone. > > The iPhone was successfully mostly because of irrational and affluent Apple communities (weak/absent ties). > > iPhone was dubbed the ‘Jesus Phone’ because of its broad geographic base of ardent Apple acolytes (weak/absent ties). They adhere to the messianic spirit of Steve Jobs. > > -j > /in/jheuristic > > > > From: Valdis Krebs [mailto:[log in to unmask]] > Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 9:16 AM > To: List SOCNET > Cc: John T. Maloney > Subject: Re: [SOCNET] Strong Tie Screed > > > John, > > Maybe you sell you chainsaw on eBay via "absent" ties, but you design the iPhone via strong business/professional ties. > > Valdis Krebs > http://orgnet.com > http://thehnetworkthinkers.com > > > On Aug 13, 2013, at 11:37 AM, John T. Maloney wrote: > > > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > The Weakness of Strong Ties > > http://colabria.com/2013/08/13/the-weakness-of-strong-ties/ > _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.