Apple’s new device will inspire loads of techno-lust. But it looks more like a toy than a tool.
And so it begins. I chose the above quote from Salon.com out of numerous possibilities because it typifies the Apple-bashing mindset.
What always amazes me isn’t the bashers’ lack of vision or imagination, or their misreading of the target market, or not understanding Apple’s business models, or having learned nothing from previous Apple products’ successes, or even that maybe they need to bash Apple for a living. No, it’s the complete lack of originality in their arguments. I mean, it’s been 25 years since the Macintosh and they’re still calling Apple’s products “toys”. And those who like the iPad are “fanbois”. Yeah, another 25-year old misnomer. You need to work on your lexicon, guys, it’s hard to take you seriously.