I just read that Tim Cook has lost Apple’s edge.
No. Seriously. If you haven’t been reading the news, Tim Cook is not Steve Jobs. I mean he spells his name differently, he wears different clothes. Did you see him at All Things D? He didn’t even wear New Balance sneakers. He was wearing a shirt with a collar, and a dogdamn BELT.
Apple must be on its way down the shitter.
What else could possibly be happening?
The new Surface thingy from Microsoft is not currently available. No price has been announced. There is no software ecosystem for it to drop into – given that there is nothing currently running Windows 8. When they did the demo in front of an adoring press corpse, nothing worked. Nothing. Worked.
Sometimes there would be a glitch when Steve Jobs did a demo of a new product. I think I remember one WWDC or MacWorld where there was a software glitch in an otherwise smooth demo. Ballmer and company demonstrated a product that didn’t do shit. Then they didn’t let the press touch it afterwards.
Then the adoring press praised the functionless synthetic lump as a challenger to the iPad. No kidding. I’m not linking squat. Type “surface” into your favorite search engine.
You can read reviews all over the innertubes about how this brick of unicorn shit is Microsoft’s warning shot across Apple’s bow.
People, people, people. Seriously. People. They couldn’t even fake up an operating unit for the press. It not only doesn’t exist, they don’t even have a working prototype. This is supposed to scare Tim Cook into a mock T?
On the other hand, I am kinda nervous about Apple in the coming weeks. I want to buy a new iMac, but I don’t want to miss a refresh by weeks or even days. On the other hand. I don’t want to have to sit here running Lion when Mountain Lion is out there, ready to go. Man. This is rough. My old Mac Pro is showing its age. When I have to restart, now, I get spinning graphite asshole of death for far too long.
I’m gonna miss this old machine though.
P.S. Jas is officially off the market in 12 days. She’s been unofficially off the market for a few years, now, but on July 7th it’s in the books. By this time next year, she’ll have her doctoral sheepskin. Then, a couple of months after that she’ll have her 25th birthday.
Yeah. I’m a proud papa.