John Dvorak, CBS Marketwatch Technology Columnist, discussed Apple Inc.’s new iPhone with Erin Burnett on CNBC-TV’s Thursday, January 11th edition of “Street Signs.”

A portion of their exchange went like this:

Burnett: The iPhone. Who cares about that?

Dvorak: Well, that was the big announcement at CES, which was the announcement at the Macworld Expo here in San Francisco which was the iPhone which doesn’t look, I mean to me, I’m looking at this thing and I think it’s kind of trending against, you know, what’s really going, what people are really liking on, in these phones nowadays, which are those little keypads. I mean, the Blackjack from Samsung, the Blackberry, obviously, you know kind of pushes this thing, the Palm, all these… And I guess some of these stocks went down on the Apple announcement, thinking that Apple could do no wrong, but I think Apple can do wrong and I think this is it.


Direct link via You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KERaBIgIYVU

The video via CNBC that doesn’t seem to work with Safari (does work with Firefox for Mac with the free Windows Media Components for QuickTime by Flip4Mac plug-in) is here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=163459576
John Dvorak’s direct ancestor, circa 3,500 B.C., regarding the wheel, “I think it’s kind of trending against, you know, what’s really going, what people are really liking on, in transport nowadays, which are those sleds we drag around. I mean, everybody else has sleds, obviously, you know, kind of pushes the things around, everyone… I think that guy Steve with his crazy wheel thing can do wrong and I think this is it.”

Good news for Apple! There’s no stronger guarantee of success than Dvorak’s kiss of death on an Apple product.

Video of Dvorak admitting to baiting Apple Mac users for hits:

Direct link to YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAWDYaWAVQQ

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