“I try to avoid reading John Dvorak, because I am the moth to his flame just as he plays the fly to Apple’s ointment. Further, what I write in response to his sticky linkbait is nearly as predictable as what Dvorak writes about any subject, and I don’t like to be predictable. However, Dvorak finally got something right in writing about Apple, and that is indeed noteworthy,” Daniel Eran Dilger writes for RoughlyDrafted.
“While Dvorak did get something right in his recent post speculating about why Apple’s stock was down, the article in general was by no means a chockablock with intelligent commentary. He began by writing, ‘For the first time in recent memory, Apple Inc.’s stock declined after Macworld,’ which is true only if you suffered an amnesia that blocked out any recollection of four of the last seven years: 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005,” Dilger writes.
“However, Dvorak next revealed a brilliant observation that cut his fellow Naysaying Enthusiasts to the bone. They’ve been insisting for years that Apple needs to be more like Microsoft–even while also warning us that Apple has already become too much like Microsoft–by rolling out optimistic roadmaps well out into the future and encouraging its employees to yammer in their blogs about whatever pops into their heads concerning the possible, unofficial future of their company,” Dilger writes.
Dilger writes, “Yet here is Dvorak with an earth-shattering epiphany: ‘Now I can understand,’ he wrote, ‘why Apple is so secretive about upcoming products and announcements. The more people know what is coming, the less the impact for its products.’ Oh no, Dvorak discovered the secret handshake!”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]