Loving to say 'I told you so'

The Macalope , Macworld

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It was a good week for saying “I told you so” as the past proclamations of pundits proved particularly pernicious. Not for Apple—for them.

How’d that work out?

There might be bad news for fans of both Facebook and Android—other than being fans of both Facebook and Android, that is.

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The wildly popular Surface

The Macalope , Macworld

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Can something really be called analysis when you just make up the basic premise?

The Motley Fool’s Sean Chandler decides to find out.

“Apple Should Copy Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3” (tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody).

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You can't handle the truth

The Macalope , Macworld

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Another week means yet another pundit’s here to lay down some truths about what Steve Jobs would think about Apple under Tim Cook.

Writing for The Daily Beast, Marlow Stern details the ugliness.

“Tim Cook’s Apple: Middling Products Designed to Pad the Bottom Line While Gouging Loyal Customers” (tip o’ the antlers to Jack Brewster).

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All out of ideas

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This week, the Macalope asks you to ponder this question: Who’s really out of ideas? Is it Apple, or the people who write about Apple?

(Hint: the latter.)

Faster, pussycat! Innovate! Innovate!

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One side fits all

The Macalope , Macworld

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They say that one-sided comparisons are what makes Internet punditry go ‘round. Well, the Macalope says that.

Writing for the Motley Fool, Ishfaque Faruk says “Amazon.com, Inc. is Taking on Apple” (no link because this is sooo tiresome).

Jeff Bezos would like you to think he is, anyway.

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Our go-to guy

The Macalope , Macworld

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Amazon announced the Fire Phone last week, and who would you turn to for analysis on what this means for Apple other than Rob Enderle?

No, really, who? Because whoever it is has got to be better. Even Jeff Bezos might give more subtle and nuanced analysis.

“How Amazon’s Fire Phone Will Beat the iPhone in 3 Years” (no link naturally, but tip o’ the antlers to The LeeBase).

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Paling in comparison

The Macalope , Macworld

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No, these are not instances of one thing paling in comparison to another. Instead, these are instances of pundits themselves making comparisons that never should have been made. Android security is just as good as iOS’s? The Amazon phone will destroy the iPhone and the iWatch? Come on, folks.

One of these things is not like the other

Hey, kids! Who likes ridiculous exercises in false equivalency?! Why, everyone, of course!

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