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Episode Info: Links:Exponent PodcastJohny IveMicroConfHiring Process FounderQuest episodeFireside Chat FounderQuest episodeDundie AwardsFull Transcript:Ben:                I was just thinking. Hey, Tim. Let's give you tips on how to organize Apple.Starr:              That should be a show that we do. Yeah, we should do a special show where we just do something extremely full of hubris.Ben:                Every week we could pick a large multinational enterprise and give them tips on how to improve their business.Starr:              Yeah.Ben:                How to Honeybadger-ize it.Josh:               I think that's what the Exponent podcast does, which is-Ben:                Beat us to the punch.Josh:               Yeah. Is it Ben Thompson?Ben:                Uh-huh (affirmative).Josh:               Yeah. But I mean, he sounds like he's qualified to talk about that stuff.Ben:                He actually knows what he's talking about.Josh:               Yeah, but I have heard buzz just following... Because I've been having issues with some Apple services, and it seems like they are having some, like they have some growing issues, or they have had growing issues. There has been buzz about they might need to create some sort of clearer division or something. Because it's totally different, running services. Totally different from having a hardware, software company.Starr:              Well, if they're having problems scaling maybe they should move to AWS.Josh:               That is... yeah.Ben:                Pretty sure they have quite a big AWS spend as it is.Starr:              The whole Apple photos thing, I hear it's just run off a couple of Mac Minis in some guy's closet.Josh:               It's just running on a disc. It's running in Tim's closet.Ben:                Although, they have created Mac Pros now. They just released that. They don't have a rack mount yet for them.Josh:               Oh, yeah. And you can get eight terabytes in the MacBook Pros now, so they could finally extend their iCloud storage.Starr:              Yeah, do y'all think they actually run their services on Macs as servers?Ben:                No. I don't think so. I mean, maybe some old, old services are still running on some of those Xserves, but no. I think-Josh:               I'd be surprised.Starr:              Yeah, that would take some dedication.Ben:                I'm sure they're well invested in the public cloud.Starr:              If Steve Jobs was still around, they would be, I think.Josh:               Wait, you don't think-Starr:              That just seems like the kind of line he'd draw in the sand.Josh:               Did Jony Ive not design all their rack mounts?Starr:              See, the problem with Apple computers, with Apple serv...
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