Originally Posted by RFHJr
In f[act, from MobileMe to iTunes, to iCloud, apple seems to "get" Internet services like few companies do.
Right, and not to overlook Apple.com, their own online store, and their massively competent software update systems.
I haven't been able to read through 400 + posts here, but a search under "nocera" tells me that no one mentioned this gem from Joe "slimebucket" Nocera, about Apple's imminent doom—in the New York Times!
(via Gruber and the Macalope)
It seems a certain kind of "tech jounalist" is falling all over himself to be the first to give reasons for Apple's demise. Dan Lyons is another one, now reduced to writing for Gizmodo.
There's something weird about these guys. It's like they can't stand to see competence and polish succeed. They want to return to the good old days of American mediocrity. They jump on Apples's every blunder, as if to say, "See, this drive for perfection will not work out in the end, it was all Steve Jobs to begin with, it will all come crashing down, no (American) company can maintain this trajectory of success for long."
One problem they have is that their powers to imagine an evolving and expanding future for Apple is blocked by their envious hope for Apple's downfall. They have no clue that Jobs and Ive and who knows how many others at the company have plotted revolutionary products far into the future.