Originally Posted by MacRulez
If you had finished reading my post, you wouldn't have need to ask this.
Originally Posted by geekdad
Let everyone else decide if it should have been deleted!
That's not how it works.
It was only deleted because it disputed what you posted…
Once again, this is not the reason.
Let just see out in public why it was deleted......cmon....
Okay. This'll be fun. This is the part of your post that made me delete it:
EVERYONE knows there is NO negative press at Apple.......you know it too! So if there is soooo much negativity about Apple....it really hurts their bottom line huh? they are really hurting to make money huh? can you address that? they are the most highly profitable companies in the world selling products amid all that negativity huh? Yeah right! If Apple has all this negative press show me some!
Here is proof that this statement is so mind-bogglingly vacuous that it should never have been posted in the first place. These are all pulled from between the iPhone announcement and January 1, 2013. If you want to ignore all these and claim you were only talking about pre-iPhone, post-Jobs'-return Apple, I'm sure I can find at least one from that timeframe, as well.
Opinion pieces pitched as having "overarching agreement"
Opinion pieces pitched as opinions
Don't fit into either of the other categories but do disprove your statement
Trolls being paid to write stuff they may or may not actually believe
Anything by the Inquirer.
This is but a fraction of the articles written that put Apple in a bad light. Even note some of the verbiage. Some of them actually use troll phrases. "Toys", "innovate, don't litigate", and even the old standby, "Jesus phone". "Apple Is Doomed" is actually a serious theme of one of these.
I consciously left out articles talking about "Apple failed to such-and-such" when stocks were involved. We all know that Apple has failed to such and such with their stock since before the stock market existed.
So this total nonsense of "everyone knows there is no negative press for Apple"? I thought it was trolling. It was a baiting post. So congratu-fricking-lations, I took that bait. Unfortunately for you, there wasn't a boat in the world big enough to hold the shark that sprang into your lap. Your post was deleted because we shouldn't have to deal with seeing this crap day in and day out. Everyone already knows the Anti-Apple Brigade's position on everything. It doesn't need to be here at all if you don't have any new discussion to back it.
Do I disagree with your statement? Absolutely. Had you pitched it with conditions, however, that would be different. There was a time when you'd have to really look to find an anti-Apple piece, and then it would be built a statement from a competitor. But not anymore. I'd actually like to know the proportion of pro- to anti-Apple articles over the last, oh… let's say ten years. That would be interesting to see. Certainly you'd see a massive proportion of pro in the first five, but at roughly the halfway point, anti-Apple articles start to grow until the amount right now. I see them in even greater numbers, growing until roughly six months after the first new revolutionary product under Cook's management. There will always be positive press about Apple. Hopefully the positive starts to push back against the negative in the future. But to suggest there is no negative press about Apple as you have? Abject nonsense.
If you'll excuse me, reading all that crap has given me a headache. I'm going to lie down with my iPad and write another chapter of alternate history. Because contrary to the belief of some of those articles (and the current beliefs of even some of the people here), the iPad wasn't DOA (and can be used for real work).
Edited by Tallest Skil - 2/10/13 at 5:50pm