“It’s amok time in Cupertino,” Michael S. Malone writes for ABC News. “Last week I was asked to write an editorial for the Wall Street Journal about Apple Inc.’s — that is, Steve Jobs’ — introduction of the new iPhone. It ran under the headline ‘iGenius,’ which you would think might please those millions of Apple Computer — that is, Steve Jobs — fans out there.”
Malone writes, “But you would be wrong, as anyone who has ever written about Apple — that is, about Steve Jobs — could have you.”
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“The biggest reason I try to avoid covering the company is the community of rabid Apple fanatics,” Malone writes. “When you are in the mood for it, they can be fun — in a nasty sort of way. It’s sort of like bear-baiting: A dirty, little secret in the computer media is that if you want to goose your readership or spike the traffic to your Web site, just say something negative about Apple Computer.”
Malone then, yet again, vents his usual, personal insecurity complex with Steve Jobs (Malone’s unoriginal and tedious freak show act) and then goes on to ask, “Given the current stock option backdating scandal at Apple, and Steve Jobs’ possible participation in it, what happens if he, like other executives in similar predicaments at other companies, has to resign from Apple Inc.? …Can the Cult of Apple survive the loss of the Cult of Steve?”
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Michael S. Malone, who grew up in the same neighborhood and went to the same school as Steve Jobs, has obviously been obliterated by Jobs’ shadow for his entire life. That obliteration will continue ad infinitum, as Malone, at least subconsciously, seems to comprehend with evident pain. That media outlets pay Malone to inflict the agony of his personal insignificance upon their readership is unexplainable, beyond the fact that he’s employing the Dvorak Formula in a weak attempt to generate traffic, as Malone freely admits in his article.
We’re having a party in here and Malone stands outside in the rain trapped behind the velvet rope of his ignorance and/or inability to enjoy anything with which Steve Jobs is involved. It’s sad. The poor bastard has been reduced to dreaming of Steve Jobs’ downfall. We could’ve ended the previous sentence after “been,” but, alas, Malone never was in the first place.
Most Mac users have been forced to use Windows at school/work. The converse is not true for most Windows PC sufferers. Most of us Mac users know both platforms, but because many of us want to help people who don’t know any better to minimize their frustration and become more productive with their time, we’re supposedly crazy cultists who worship Steve Jobs? We used Macs for the decade that Steve Jobs had nothing to do with Apple and we helped people recognize the superiority of Macs during all those years, too. How would Malone explain that fact?
We can’t speak for the entire cult of rabid Apple fanatics, but we are not fans of Steve Jobs or Apple for any other reason than that they tend to offer superior — often vastly superior — products than their competition.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Whit” for the heads up.]
WSJ hack: Steve Jobs is a limelight-stealing genius monster who controls an army of ‘Macsturbators’ – January 11, 2007