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The Macalope: Pre-panned for your convenience

#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:30 AM

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#2 User is offline   MorganNews 

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  Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:50 AM

All these future pans of possible products to study. Where do you find the time? Wait! Does the world's foremost mythical beast, the Macalope, currently wear a mythical iWatch?
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#3 User is offline   tfmeehan 

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  Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:53 AM

Well, his headline might not be entirely wrong if, "...by most people", he means other people making smart watches or planning to make smart watches. If Apple's track record is any indication, people already in the marketplace don't want Apple as competition.
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#4 User is offline   DougAdams 

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  Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:14 AM

Critics who regard their Twitter followers as the equivalent of "most people" need to cultivate their social skills and make some real acquaintances.
the doug part of dougscripts.com
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#5 User is offline   Peteabu 

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  Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:16 AM

It's going to be a belt, not a watch. And it will do wonders for your posture!
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#6 User is offline   melvinwalker 

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  Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:33 AM

"Just because they lack imagination and vision, however, doesn’t mean Apple does."

Amen. As always, you move directly in the heart of the problem.
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  Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:55 AM

Blast those pundits! How I hate them so.
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  Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:55 AM

"Will the Macalope's next article suck?" by Wardoggie

Yup, don't even bother writing it because, despite a long history of hilarious articles, most people are going to think the next one sucks. It'll probably be filled with brilliant "insights" and use "facts" to skewer some poor blogger who's just trying to justify his Associate's degree in English from Podunk City College. Just like every Macalope article. Except the next one's going to suck.

Besides...the next article from Microsoft is totally going to rock! Just you wait! It's going to be so much better than the next Macalope article! And it'll be here any year now.
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  Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:48 AM

It's writers like Christopher Mims who fuel the Atlantic's belief writers should not be paid. If this is his standard then I believe he might be better off back at Walmart selling Android OS phones.
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  Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:18 AM

The linked 2009 piece about "Rumored Apple Tablet" is a real gem:

"There are lots of things that tablets are not good at. Take watching movies, for example."
LOL
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  Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:24 PM

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Critics who regard their Twitter followers as the equivalent of "most people" need to cultivate their social skills and make some real acquaintances.


Be careful there, this could be you!
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#12 User is offline   Hologram 

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  Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:23 PM

If Christopher Mims ever writes another piece about Apple, I'm ... ooops, "most people" are probably going to hate it.
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#13 User is offline   lwdesign 

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  Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:47 PM

The truly sad thing about Mims is that he has no awareness of now absolutely nonsensical it is to predict the failure of a device he's never seen and that might not even exist. He is likely immune to observation and rational thought. He's a writer, and by God he'll find something to write about, whether it makes sense or not. There's a fundamental disconnect between logic, the ability to observe and opinions in many writers these days.
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#14 User is offline   RipRagged 

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  Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:06 PM

The following steps in the Apple product cycle are quite thoroughly predictable:

1. Unannounced and totally unconfirmed reports of a product
2. Blogospherical consensus on design and features of the unannounced product
3. Blogospherical blather on the speculated but unconfirmed design and features of the unannounced and unacknowledged product
4. Product announcement, which may or may not match speculation
5. Product sells out faster than Sno-Cones in Hell
6. Knockoffs are announced but are not actually available for purchase
7. Apple is in trouble
8. Lather
9. Rinse
10. Repeat
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