Unfortunately, no matter where you go, be it a school classroom, office, sports stadium, The United Nations, etc., there always seems to be some dysfunctional royal asshole about whom everyone else just rolls their eyes and tries to avoid. This person thinks they are the smartest person in the room, by far, when they’re usually quite the opposite.
They also have a penchant for being a wiseass who likes to try to push everyone’s buttons, ostensibly to create some sort of warped joy in their torturous lives. Likely, they see the eyes rolling from 50-feet away, but since they’re so horribly maladjusted, they’ve taught themselves to ignore it; deluding themselves that because they’re so damn “smart,” all of the world’s idiots are simply too stupid to like them. Button-pushing is their refuge; the only “joy” they can find – because everyone else knows they’re a royal asshole to be avoided whenever possible and dealt with only when necessary.
Which brings us to Daniel Lyons.
This sad piece of work toils for Newsweek, an irrelevant, failing, terminally-biased rag destined for bankruptcy or worse: Having to continue filling its paltry few remaining pages with scribbles from the likes of Daniel Lyons, royal asshole. All of the good people who used to work for Newsweek are long gone to greener pastures. The bottom of the barrel is all that remains.
Under the headline, “RIP, Macintosh,” Lyons taunts, “Dear Macintosh, I hate to tell you this, but my guess is you’ve probably been sensing it already. I don’t know any good way to say it so let me just be blunt: You’ve been dropped. Dumped. It’s over. I’m sorry. I know this hurts. But you need to face up to the truth… The future of Apple is no longer centered around the Macintosh. You Mac guys just got kicked to the curb, relegated to the steaming dung heap of the past.”
Full article – Think Before You Click™ – here.
Steve Jobs replies
Instead of making things up and spewing his nasty concoction in a futile attempt to fill a bottomless hole in his empty blackened soul, Macsimum News’ Dennis Sellers went straight to the source: “I fired off a quick email to Steve Jobs about the ‘obit’ and asked him about it. His terse reply: ‘Completely wrong. Just wait.'”
Full article here.
SteveJack is a long-time Macintosh user, web designer, multimedia producer and a semi-regular contributor to the MacDailyNews Opinion section who, among other things, basically described the iPhone on December 10, 2002.