Originally Posted by Ronbo
I don't see where I've taken anything personally. Though you seem to have don so.
Honestly I could care less, I just thought the comment was odd, out of place, and added little to the discussion. And sorry, it still have a hard time seeing it as not being personal. I dislike Steve Ballmer immensely but have never accused him of being mentally unstable. Incompetent, sure, but not unstable.
I've made a comment about a man who has a very long and well-documented history of saying things that step over the creepy line, without seeming to understand the extent to which others don't share his view of things. Such people are sometimes extremely skilled at achieving success, but sometimes their interpretation of events isn't shared by other parties. That's the point I'm making. I guess I have to be more expository for some people.
At least I know where you were coming from now. There are many characteristics of a sociopath. Your comment just seemed like a random insult, but I suppose you have put more thought into the comment than I thought. Bravo. I am not a psychiatrist and I could care less if you think he is a sociopath, but I least I now know how to argue your point.
Apple has to maintain a relationship with Google. They have iOS devices still running Google Maps. Only iOS 6 ditches Google Maps and Apple still needs Google to keep maps running on old devices. Not to mention Google has plenty of apps on the App Store. So it isn't entirely unreasonable to assume Apple and Google are communicating regularly with regards to old and new applications.
So I highly doubt this is all in poor Eric's mind. But what do I know?