Won't somebody think of the children?

The Macalope , Macworld

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The Macalope finally feels that he’s dug himself out from under the avalanche of post-WWDC dumb enough to devote some time to something else. There are other, more important things in life than software development conferences, you know.

Like how iOS-based devices are the root of all evil and are corrupting our children even as we speak.

Yes, our fine friends at Australia’s The Age (disclaimer: not actually friends) are back with another opinion piece on how Apple is ruining everything.

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The two-headed coin

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It’s good to know the nation’s paper of record is still exploring the critical issue of our time: We know Apple sucks, but why does it suck?

Matt Richtel and Brian X. Chen start out taking a look at “Tim Cook, Making Apple His Own” (tip o’ the antlers to @lvdjgarcia).

Richtel and Chen first make the startling discovery that people who are asked to make public speeches … will start to reveal things about themselves in public. It’s hard to believe, but it happens almost like clockwork to people who rise to prominent positions.

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More like World Wide Fail Conference

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While developers went home to sleep off their hangovers and get cracking on all the goodies with which Apple showered them at WWDC, pundits cranked up the fail machine. No iWatch? No television? No large screen iPhone? Why, it’s as if Apple announced nothing at all …

Zero items

Last week Apple showed off developer goodies like extensions, Touch ID integration, and a whole new programming language. And what does 24/7 Wall Street’s Paul Ausick say?

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Feature, not a bug

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Thank God PCWorld’s Tony Bradley is here to speak for the tired, huddled masses of Windows users who yearn to use Apple services.

Wait, what?

“Hey, Apple! Don’t forget about the Windows users” (tip o’ the antlers to Steve Lekowicz).

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Mojo-jumbo

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It’s going to be a busy week, as the Macalope still has a huge backlog of stupid left over from last week’s WWDC fail-o-rama.

Let’s start with Computerworld’s Preston Gralla.

“WWDC shows it’s Microsoft, not Apple, who’s got the mojo” (tip o’ the antlers to Richard Bukovansky).

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Fringe theories

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There was another of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conferences this week and the pundits are here with their crackpot theories to tell us all about what Apple’s various announcements mean. (For certain values of “mean.”)

The Swiftonese Liberation Army

Writing for Bloomberg, Leonid Bershidsky plays psychologist.

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Beating a dead horse

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This week the news is all about the announcements out of WWDC, but let’s turn the clock back to last week when Business Insider alumnus and Forbes “contributor” Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry was telling us (again) how dumb Apple is—this time writing for CITEworld. Possibly he keeps writing for different sites because he has to stay ahead of the logic police who have a warrant out for his arrest on multiple violations.

“The Apple-Beats disaster”

Disaster.

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