A collection of dire warnings from the past puts this week's alarms into perspective
Three days after ZDNet ran a piece entitled "Coming Soon to a Mac Near You: Serious Malware": Daring Fireball's John Gruber has posted, under the headline "Wolf!" more than a dozen variations on the same theme.
They date back to 2004 and all sound a familiar warning: Apple (AAPL), having achieved critical mass in the market place, is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 5, 2011 7:41 PM ET
Apple's most-delayed product in memory finally appears in the company's online store
"INT. Early Morning, Today. The Lobby Bar of a Top-Tier Las Vegas Casino Resort. The White iPhone 4 is slumped back in a chair, alone, playing a table-top video poker machine embedded in the bar. He is up late, not early."
So begins John Gruber's X-rated cinematic pastiche on Daring Fireball, perhaps the only thing that's left to read -- MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 28, 2011 6:24 AM ET
The VC at the center of an Android vs. iOS debate bet publicly against Apple two years ago
"I am selling my entire position in Apple this morning including the stock I bought earlier than last fall. My average price on my entire position in Apple is $96, so I'll take a small loss on this and a small gain on the stock I bought during the meltdown last fall."
So wrote MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 8, 2011 8:01 AM ET
Apple seeded the usual suspects with its new tablet last week. A sampling of the reviews:
Walt Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal: I've been testing an iPad 2 for about a week and I like it a lot. While it's evolutionary rather than revolutionary like the first model, the changes Apple has made are generally pleasing and positive, and the device worked very well for me... It never MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 10, 2011 6:26 AM ET
How he sees the future of computing -- and his company -- in 229 words
Much has been written (see here and here, for example), and more will be, about Steve Jobs' closing remarks at Apple's (AAPL) iPad 2 unveiling Wednesday.
So here it is, Jobs' post-PC credo, in his own words:
I've said this before, but thought it was worth repeating: It's in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough. That MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 4, 2011 7:59 AM ET
Dan Benjamin's 5by5 podcasts are the place to go to hear Mac gurus free associate
In the middle of a live broadcast discussing Twitter's new president, Google's (GOOG) Android market share and why Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows Phone 7 is a terrible name for an operating system, the guest pauses to ask his co-host: "Speaking of well-hung Wookies, does this show have a sponsor?"
The guest is Daring Fireball's John Gruber, dean of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 15, 2011 6:16 AM ET
A casual remark by an Apple blogger sets the agenda for a tech news cycle
Daring Fireball's John Gruber was writing a brief note about HP's (HPQ) TouchPad tablet computer, unveiled Wednesday but not available before this summer, when he dropped the "3" bomb:
Summer feels like a long time away. If my theory is right, they're not only going to be months behind the iPad 2, but if they slip MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 10, 2011 6:36 AM ET
A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.
HP took the lid off its next-gen mobile strategy yesterday and unveiled the 9.7-inch Touchpad, a 1.6-pound tablet with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor running off webOS -- the same operating system Palm's most recent products used -- 1,024 x 768 resolution display like the iPad, Beats audio along with Adobe Flash 10.1 and HTML5 MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 10, 2011 6:00 AM ET
The company would be different -- but not necessarily weaker -- without its co-founder
Whenever Steve Jobs takes a medical leave -- and the one announced Monday is his third in less than six years -- the question invariably arises: What happens to Apple (AAPL) when he leaves the company for good?
The stock -- to address the immediate concern of investors -- will take a hit. The U.S. markets were MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 17, 2011 11:37 AM ET
What did Apple's CEO really learn during those 12 years in the wilderness?
According to Randall Stross, who addressed the question in a guest article in the Sunday New York Times, what Steve Jobs learned from his mistakes at NeXT -- the company he founded in 1985 after he was stripped of his authority at Apple (AAPL) -- was to retain talent and to delegate.
"Almost every aspect of the [NeXT MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 3, 2010 11:36 AM ET
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