Pitch perfect execution of a great idea featuring one of my favourite filmmakers and one of my favourite Pixar movies.
Jerry Seinfeld gives an excellent speech accepting an award from the advertising industry in which he critiques the industry quite harshly. It also sounds like perhaps the audience is either entirely self-aware or completely clueless.
I enjoyed this particularly wonderful gem:
…and I think spending your life trying to dupe innocent people out of hard-won earnings to buy useless, low-quality, mis-represented items and services is an excellent use of your energy!
A few years ago, users of Internet services began to realize that when an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product. But at Apple, we believe a great customer experience shouldn’t come at the expense of your privacy.
Our business model is very straightforward: We sell great products. We don’t build a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers. We don’t “monetize” the information you store on your iPhone or in iCloud. And we don’t read your email or your messages to get information to market to you. Our software and services are designed to make our devices better. Plain and simple. […]
Finally, I want to be absolutely clear that we have never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services. We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will.
— Tim Cook