Macworld Forums

Macworld Forums: The Macalope Weekly: A fundamental disconnect - Macworld Forums

Jump to content

  • (3 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

The Macalope Weekly: A fundamental disconnect

#1 User is offline   Macworld 

  • Story Poster
  • Group: MW Bot
  • Posts: 34,402
  • Joined: 30-November 07

Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:00 AM

Post your comments for The Macalope Weekly: A fundamental disconnect here
0

#2 User is offline   KPOM 

  • Veteran
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,376
  • Joined: 14-December 07

  Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:29 AM

The hits just keep on coming. I like how iOS increasing from a 68 percentage point advantage to a 71 percentage point advantage over Android in the enterprise means that "Android is gaining on iOS." I expect better from the WSJ.
0

#3 User is offline   bettercitizens 

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 856
  • Joined: 28-August 09

  Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:33 AM

Ah, the much bashed Reality Distortion Field aka "RDF". There is much to be learned from the RDF and the motivation it can bring about.

You never know what you can accomplish until you try, believe, know, fail, then succeed and rinse and repeat - the RDF can push you over the top because preconceived boundaries are pushed away and magic and the "impossible" can happen.
0

#4 User is offline   pdufault44 

  • Newbie
  • Group: Macworld Insiders
  • Posts: 5
  • Joined: 26-October 12

  Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:43 AM

Another classic. Keep up the good work!
0

#5 User is offline   Kennethfcooper 

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 631
  • Joined: 06-April 08

  Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:08 AM

Quote

Ah, the much bashed Reality Distortion Field aka "RDF". There is much to be learned from the RDF and the motivation it can bring about. You never know what you can accomplish until you try, believe, know, fail, then succeed and rinse and repeat - the RDF can push you over the top because preconceived boundaries are pushed away and magic and the "impossible" can happen.

I was thinking along the same lines—I believe. The RDF is like a lens; it can make things look larger than they are. This is how most people view the RDF—reality only appears to be different. But a lens can also be used to light a fire, which can make a cold night more endurable. In the second example reality is changed and the world is a better place. Steve Jobs used the RDF in the second sense. And sometimes, of course in the first. ;-)
0

#6 User is offline   Billujk9 

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • Group: New Members
  • Posts: 28
  • Joined: 21-January 12

  Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:34 AM

Blast those pundits! How I hate them.
0

#7 User is offline   RipRagged 

  • Member
  • Group: Macworld Insiders
  • Posts: 201
  • Joined: 18-April 08

  Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:38 AM

Dear Mr. 'Lope,
Nowhere in the entire post do you even mention that Tim Cook is not Steve Jobs. I'm certain that this was just an oversight, but it is compulsory that every post on the internet until further notice compares Tim Cook to the late Steve Jobs. It doesn't matter what the subject matter of the post is – bicycle parts, rocket thrust-to-weight ratios, the relationship between GMOs and flatulence – you must at least acknowledge that Tim Cook is not Steve Jobs.
The pundit police will be paying you a visit.
1

#8 User is offline   RipRagged 

  • Member
  • Group: Macworld Insiders
  • Posts: 201
  • Joined: 18-April 08

  Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:38 AM

That – is supposed to be an emdash.
0

#9 User is offline   stevesups 

  • Newbie
  • Pip
  • Group: New Members
  • Posts: 12
  • Joined: 28-February 13

  Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:47 AM

They said, "You have a blue guitar,
You do not play things as they are."
The man replied, "Things as they are
Are changed upon the blue guitar."
Wallace Stevens
1

#10 User is offline   WaltFrench 

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 80
  • Joined: 09-January 07

  Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:02 AM

Not only has Apple come up with no answer to the oversized screens, they ALSO have no answer to the 3.86cm (1.52") diagonal screens on wildly popular Samsung phones such as the Samsung E1205 and similar devices.

PS: if you wonder how Samsung manages to sell so many more phones than Apple, while booking so much less in earnings, you have only to look at their low-end line to realize that these phones are nowhere in the same ballpark.

But marketshare!
0

#11 User is offline   Paul67ht 

  • Newbie
  • Pip
  • Group: New Members
  • Posts: 13
  • Joined: 12-October 11

  Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:10 AM

Quote

I expect better from the WSJ.

You shouldn't. It is now part of Rupert Murdoch's empire of media mendacity.
2

#12 User is offline   melvinwalker 

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 33
  • Joined: 06-January 12

  Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:58 AM

Finally, someone gets the whole "scientists say that bees shouldn't be able to fly" bumblebee analogy correct!

Given its history, Macalope, that's even more impressive than skewering pundits. Kudos and Thanks! You are truly a bio-electronic Chimera of All Seasons.
4

#13 User is offline   Mccrorc 

  • Newbie
  • Pip
  • Group: New Members
  • Posts: 1
  • Joined: 02-March 13

  Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:29 PM

Wow! Nice one Macalope! You're the only intelligent ( well, along with PED and Horace Deidu) commentator who even make sense anymore. It's almost as if you do your own research! In a world of parrots, you're very refreshing!
0

#14 User is offline   juanm105 

  • Newbie
  • Pip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 7
  • Joined: 20-January 09

  Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:51 PM

Bravo, Macalope, Bravo!

I am in awe of your writing abilities.

Greatest article ever!

Thank you.
0

Share this topic:


  • (3 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users