Dvorak bemoans ‘ridiculous over-coverage of the Apple iPhone’

“The journalism community in general—and tech journalists in particular—discourage free enterprise and real competition. They are the worst kind of bandwagon-hoppers and hero-worshippers. No wonder the public does not think highly of the profession,” John C. Dvorak writes for PC Magazine.

“This thought is triggered by the ridiculous over-coverage of the Apple iPhone in a market full of new phones that get zero coverage from these same people,” Dvorak writes.

MacDailyNews Take: Because the iPhone is a new kind of mobile computer masquerading as a phone and not cellphone, John. Because Steve Jobs changes the tech world with startling regularity, shifting paradigms like no one else ever has: Apple I, Apple II, Macintosh, NeXT Computer, Pixar, iMac, Mac OS X, iPod, iTunes, iTunes Store, iPhone, App Store… That’s why real tech journalists cover Steve Jobs so thoroughly, John.

Dvorak continues, “While a lot of this can be blamed on the fact that Neonode and Helio don’t have the same buzz machine Apple has working for it, that should be beside the point. I say this because all of the hotshot big-market journalists—especially the ones working for large-circulation daily newspapers—brag about how they are not influenced by PR people and they like to do everything themselves. Meanwhile, they all flock to PR-driven Apple. Which of these jokers has written anything in detail about the Samsung iPhone lookalike?”

MacDailyNews Take: Careful, John, that was a bit too transparent. It might actually qualify as satire.

Dvorak continues, “I often wonder whether there would be any line at all if the media wasn’t glorifying these dummies in the first place. You already know the answer.”

MacDailyNews Take: The real answer would surprise you, John. There would be a line. Because Apple innovates and creates quality products that people desire to own and use. You have far too high an opinion of the media, John. Probably because you’re part of the mainstream media and your overinflated ego is dwarfed by nothing, not even that which is not at all concealed by your garish Hawaiian shirts. You’re not a genius, John. You’re a clown.

Nobody with at least half a brain cares a whit about what you write or think, John. You have no power. You couldn’t create a line for something if you tried. God knows, you can dispel one, though; all you have to do is show up. Fewer beans, John. Fewer beans.

Steve Jobs’ tombstone won’t physically be able to adequately convey all of his accomplishments. What will your tombstone read, John? “Here lies a bloated hit whore who baited Web surfers with petty, snide, jealous remarks about vastly superior people and products. In a sad irony, his words rang completely hollow because he did not even believe what he wrote himself, using his words instead to entice clicks from an ubiquitous device that he could not even foresee as useful. His most famous quote: The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a mouse. There is no evidence that people want to use these things. – 1984″

John Dvorak admits to baiting Mac users for hits:

Direct link via YouTube here.

Full article, containing absolutely nothing of value as usual, Think Before You Click™, here.

69 Comments

  1. I was at the local Apple Store here in Louisville, Kentucky, yesterday and there was a line from the back of the store all the way out to the entrance, and there was NO media coverage whatsoever. And it was 5 days after the intro day, when I figured I could just walk in and buy an iPhone. I was wrong!

  2. You know, what’s needed is some kind of redirect system or mirroring system for this kind of trash (and Thurrott and Enderle), so that I can look at what was written without added to their trolling for hits behavior.

    Might be a good service for MDN to set up.

  3. Here lies a bloated hit whore who baited Web surfers with petty, snide, jealous remarks about vastly superior people and products. In a sad irony, his words rang completely hollow because he did not even believe what he wrote himself, using his words instead to entice clicks from an ubiquitous device that he could not even foresee as useful.

    Fsck me with a rusty knife. It’d be less painful than having to read MDN’s Take again.

  4. Right on Macromancer.

    The iPhone may have more than its fair share of coverage, but JD has had several years of people paying too much attention to him.

    I for one am not paying attention to anything he says. I can get far for informed tech commentary from much better sources thank you.

  5. Isn’t he Mr. Ironic.

    Hmmm… I think I’ll do ANOTHER story about the iPhone, but the twist to this story is – drum roll —– It’s about too many stories about the iPhone.

    Done.

    No wonder I don’t ever read his “articles”.

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