Originally Posted by Zaphodsplanet
And why should anyone care what this idiot "Architecture Critic" has to say about anything?? You guys on this site need to do a reality check. People like this bring NOTHING to the party. What has he created? What has he built from scratch? Who has he employees?
NOTHING, NOTHING and NOBODY!
This is still America. How many of you have bothered picking up a copy of our constitution and read it? If you haven't please do so. If Apple decides it wants to build a freaking space ship and put the first store on Mars.... IT'S THEIR MONEY.... they can do whatever in the heck they want to with it. It's not the shareholders.... it's the company's. The CEO, board and shareholders all have input... but not some loser moron of an "Architecture Critic"..... What a freaking joke.
Uh, what, freedom of the press is a "joke"? Guess you're reading some other Constitution in which property rights are enshrined but the right to free speech, which is more important than any other right in ensuring democracy, is omitted.
Apple may build whatever moronic or genius building they want (as long as it's legal).
Goldberger and other critics may write whatever moronic or genius treatise they want on corporate architecture, and you and Apple are free not to listen, or invite the critic "to the party", as they see fit.
That dual right is what is supposed to define America/democracy. Take away either side and you have some other political/cultural system, take your pick.