FORTUNE -- Readers of this blog have known for some time that John Kirk, who posts regularly as "Falkirk," has a keen eye for clueless Apple (AAPL) commentary and a droll sense of humor.
Now the rest of the world can feel the sting of Kirk's sharp wit.
In a July 5 Tech.pinions piece the self-described "recovering attorney" has interspersed quotes from just about every recent commentary about Apple's failure to innovate -- 29 in all -- with some not-so-terrible jokes.
A sample pairing:
Stunning nine month gap between product events "Apple will hold its first major product event in nine months on Monday, a stunning gap for a company that relies on regularly impressing customers with new innovations."
A bear walks into a bar and says, "Bartender, I'd like a gin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and tonic." And the bartender says, "Sure, but what's with the big pause?"
Kirk's point, made by quoting liberally from Ron Adner's The Wide Lens: What Successful Innovators See That Others Miss, is that Steve Jobs' genius was to be the best mover, not the first mover. As Jobs himself put it:
"Things happen fairly slowly, you know. They do. Those waves of technology, you can see them way before they happen, and you just have to choose wisely which ones you're going to surf. If you choose unwisely, then you can waste a lot of energy, but if you choose wisely, it actually unfolds fairly slowly. It takes years."
He's got a point, you know.
You can read Kirk's piece at Can't innovate anymore my A$$.
My favorite Kirkism:
A bartender walks into a church, a temple and a mosque. He has no idea how jokes work.
The market share vs. profit share debate rages on.
FORTUNE -- Android's Market Share Is Literally a Joke, John Kirk's provocative analysis of the smartphone wars, has caused quite a stir since it was posted Thursday on Tech.pinions.
"Scoring by market share alone and ignoring profit," he writes in one of several sports analogies, "is like saying that a baseball team won because it had more hits when the other team scored more runs."
Lines like MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 25, 2013 8:04 AM ET
Looking at market share vs. profit share every which way to Sunday.
FORTUNE -- "Have you heard this one?" asks John Kirk in Android's Market Share is Literally a Joke, a Tech.pinions piece posted Thursday.
It starts like this:
Two farmers bought a truckload of watermelons, paying five dollars apiece for them. Then they drove to the market and sold all their watermelons for four dollars each. After counting their money at the end MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 23, 2013 3:04 PM ET
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