The Macalope Weekly: Hard lessons to learn

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There are painful truths in this world, and it appears some people are in denial. The Macalope hates to break it to Samsung (HA!), but it’s not fooling anyone with its entrepreneurial baloney. Actually, that’s worse than baloney. That’s pimento loaf. Also this week, some pundits get some tough love from the Macalope.

Wait, can not linking them really be called “tough”? Or “love”?

Up is down, down is up

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The Macalope: Stories we tell

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Who likes stories? Everyone does, right? Well, not anymore.

“Apple and BlackBerry, together at last (in the loser’s column)” (no link because this is getting to be a habit for John Koetsier, but tip o’ the antlers to Jeff Kauffman).

This story is getting old.

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The Macalope: Stylus lifestyle

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Guess what’s making a comeback!

Disco? The mullet? The Cold War’s overriding fear that the future holds nothing but the inevitable destruction of you and everyone you love?

No, it’s worse! It’s the stylus!

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The Macalope Weekly: Solutions in search of a problem

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Apple punditry is a magical force: It whirls around like a perpetual motion machine, even when motion is not required or, really, desired. Apple can have a bad afternoon and 10,000 people will weigh in with their valuable opinions about how Apple needs to “fix” its problem. Meanwhile, Microsoft can be sitting there with a lame duck CEO for months on end and no one seems to be concerned. This week, we’ll look at a raft of solutions that Apple is not interested in to problems it doesn’t really have.

Buying cheap isn’t always a good deal

Long-time MacDailyNews contributor SteveJack says “Apple should buy BlackBerry and sell lower-priced iOS-powered phones and tablets under the BlackBerry brand.”

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The Macalope: Sources say Apple doomed

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Take The Word of an Apple Competitor Week continues apace as The Register’s Paul Kunert weighs in with this:

“Apple will FAIL in corporate land ‘because IT managers hate iPads’” (no link, but tip o’ the antlers to Rajesh).

Caps lock is how The Register feels inside all the time.

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The Macalope: Where vision doesn't meet the road

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Writing for CNet, Brooke Crothers seems to have a weird definition of vision.

“Apple has the goods, Microsoft the vision”

The iPad Air isn’t visionary, but it’s a strong update.

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The Macalope Weekly: Telling

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Some things are obvious. For example, everything is about Apple. Or, well, it is if you want to sell newspapers, apparently. Certain words are also telling, like the F-word. No, not that one, the other one. The worse one. Yeah, that one. Finally, what is not at all telling are confusing charts.

APPLE, APPLE, APPLE

Everything Is About Apple, Exhibit The Infinty:

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