“You’ve likely heard that Steve Jobs has stepped down as lord and master of the iCult. In this week’s Nerdcam, we reflect and ask the multibillion-dollar question: will Steve Jobs be missed?” Luke Hopewell writes for ZDNet. “Jobs’ crowning achievement came from ‘reinventing’ the music player, with the release of the iPod. It made digital music a reality, and set the stage for future innovations.”
MacDailyNews Take: iCult? Seriously? And iPod, as great as it is, wash’t Jobs’ crowning achievement. Apple ][, the Mac, Next/Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Pixar… Take your pick. The man has been a dynamo of crowning achievements for his entire career.
Hopewell writes, “His lauded second album, the iPhone, was also nothing short of spectacular. It took the smartphone beyond the boardroom and the sales team, and gave consumers access to everything they never knew they needed.”
MacDailyNews Take: If you don’t understand the impact of Macintosh, or ignore it completely, should you really be trying to write tech-related articles?
“But as consumers mourn the abdication of the Apple throne, the company’s competitors can make out the faint sound in the distance of a trumpet. This trumpet call is set to get louder and louder, and will be heard far and wide by every technology manufacturer who has tried and failed to knock Apple from its arrogant perch for the last decade,” Hopewell writes. “This trumpet will call them back to war.”
MacDailyNews Take: “Arrogant perch?” Careful, Luke, your bias is showing.
“I can tell you exactly how it went down when Jobs resigned at the offices of its competitors: there were likely cheers and celebrations as the enemy’s key general took his leave,” Hopewell writes. “Steve Jobs won’t be missed by the competition, because now there’s no excuse for a lack of innovation. No more ‘Apple did it first,’, no more ‘this is like that Apple product we saw six months ago.’ That’s right, Apple enemies. It’s time to go to war.”
Full article, with a video of a writer who should stay off camera complete with a recreation of Hopewell’s supposed competitor’s celebrations over a great man resigning due to debilitating illness, here.
MacDailyNews Take: There’s only one reason why competitors would celebrate the resignation of Steve Jobs: They see a chance that they can continue to be lazy, fail to innovate, and yet still turn a profit. Hooray, the hall-of-fame quarterback just got injured, now maybe our shitty, out-of-shape team has a chance to win the game without having to be great! Nice. Wonderful sportsmanship, Luke.
Well, keep dreaming. As we just wrote one article back, “Tim Cook is going to surprise a lot of people.”
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]