The Macalope Weekly: Running the gamut
Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:29 AM
As far as Apple "coasting", you said it yourself (not in so many words). Establish a new market, take the high profit road, and milk them the rest of the way (which may also include features that should have been there all along). All while taking total control over the entire environment. There's no disagreement on the facts, there may be on the interpretation and perception. Is the "i-thing" still compelling enough over the competition for some consumer's (not stockholders) to tolerate being "milked"? The competition has come a very long way, and offer's compelling reasons to consider them. Still "doom" is not anywhere near Apple's radar, it may be on some of it's investor's though.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:32 AM
I saw the Forbes article and wondered who snuck in and changed the text of the article without anyone noticing. Actually one might wonder if that wasn't written so they can point to it in the future as proof they aren't anti-Apple after all. Maybe even a skunk sometimes notices it stinks in the den?
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:41 AM
Thanks for the morning laughs, have a good day, Mr. Macalope.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:43 AM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:56 AM
That is Avery good point. When Jobs introduced the iPhone, he stated that it was a good 5 years ahead of the competition. And 5 years later we are seeing really viable alternatives. It doesn't spell doom for Apple, it means they have competition.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:07 AM
The customers of Apple's competition should hope that Apple NEVER goes away or is replaced by another Apple-like company. You are only getting the level of quality and new features you have BECAUSE of Apple. Either the competition directly copies Apple or tries to one up them.
Without Apple's influence, the electronics world would be a dull place indeed.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:22 AM
Not to be a word-troll or anything, but to "have retched" is to have hurled your hay and oats all over the place. A "wretched hive of scum and villainy," on the other hand, is where you would discover that Han shot first.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:37 AM
Since you're in the mood for correction, you shouldn't use on the other hand without first using on the one hand. On the one hand, to "have retched" is to have hurled your hay and oats all over the place. A "wretched hive of scum and villainy," on the other hand, is where you would discover that Han shot first.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:18 AM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:09 AM
You beat me to the "Flies in the face" comment, and this was after the Macalope said he was "running out of high-larious Portland stereotypes."