Digerati, heal thyself: Blaming our shortcomings on our devices

The Apple Watch won’t be here for weeks but that’s good because according to the New York Times editorial page we’ll need that time to collect some rocks so we can stone it.

”Digital Dog Collar” (tip o’ the antlers to Shawn King)

Thank goodness we have protectors of our very humanity like Timothy Egan who can rush to the pages of the nation’s greatest newspaper to burn the witches of technology as they arise.

Read more »


An opinion too far: Asking the wrong people about the Apple Watch

Apple held an event this week in part to reveal more details about the Apple Watch so let us turn to eWeek for reactions that no one in the whole entire world cares about.

”Apple Watch Gets Mixed Reactions From IT Analysts” (tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody)

Yes, when considering the Apple Watch, what we must first determine is how will it scale in the enterprise with managed deployment in a Windows NT server-based zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

Read more »


Flop flap: Apple Watch comes pre-flopped

Hey, funny story: Turns out that if you discount a lot of things about a device that isn’t shipping yet, it can actually look not so impressive. No, it’s true.

Writing for Fast Company, Mark Wilson says ”You Guys Realize The Apple Watch Is Going To Flop, Right?” (tip o’ the antlers to Neal Butterfield)

Oh, sure. We’re just trying to fill the excitement lull between football season and baseball season. What else are we going to do? Watch hockey? Please. We’re not barbarians.

Read more »


Et tu? When good sites go bad.

It’s no secret that Apple drives Internet traffic. This is why every new smartphone is hailed as an iPhone killer, every new laptop a MacBook killer and every new pair of socks an iPod socks killer. But you hate to see this old trick used by sites you respect.

Writing for Re/code, Ina Fried says Watch Out Apple, Samsung. The Powerful $75 Smartphone Is Coming. (tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody)

This is pretty disappointing from Fried and Re/code. Unnecessarily jamming Apple into headlines isn’t their usual fare.

Read more »


Take my advice: Do not take this guy's advice

We live in a society where people are able to freely speak their minds. That's good! Nay, great, even. As a result, there is no level of wrongness that can legally bar someone from talking about a topic. Take, for example, investing in Apple's stock.

Investment advice guy Charles Sizemore is back with more investment advice. You do not, however, have to take it.

"The Apple Watch Will Be a Flop: Here’s Why Apple Doesn’t Care" (tip o' the antlers to @JonyIveParody)

Read more »