Short version of the title story: Engadget reports “they have it on authority” that the iPhone and Mac OS X Leopard will be delayed; Apple’s stocks go down; the whole thing was found to be a kludge; Apple’s stocks shot right back up.
The story doesn’t end there, however. The debacle stirred the Mac faithful, and illogical, inconsistent, and irrelevant attacks were all there was to find among rabid Mac fanboys’ podcasts and blogs (no need for a link there, that’s a whole lot of pimping work). Surprised? You must have been sitting duck with your Windows 98 machine without an internet connection, but that’s just because you’re careful of catching the latest attacks against the NT kernel and how the whole thing succumbs to a sneaky little mouse cursor like a house of cards.
While on the topic of Mac fanboys polling against the NT kernel employed in Windows 2000, XP and now Vista (albeit reworked every step up): it’s amusing how they still use the eons-dated argument about Windows being so much less stable than Macs. There is not even need for technical knowledge to understand what’s going on here: the more factors that come into play, the better flexibility there is to the system, and the more odds there are that something will go wrong. We suddenly begin to wonder, is the world lacking common sense nowadays?
Which leads me to a bit wisdom my girlfriend taught me: if one finds something seemingly too expensive, he is not the market segment targeted at, and the call at which price point products and services are offered does not fall on the consumer. The only one consideration on pricing is how much the consumer is willing to pay for the products – nothing more, nothing less.
There is something utterly disgusting about all forms of fanboy-ism and reality distortion. (Yes, the earth is flat and I would not have it any other way if the authorities say so.) Members of the religion I instituted that is Tech Agnosticism also do not understand how is it logical to attribute abhorrence of a certain technology to the personalities that run the companies that make them. Finally, there is something utterly shammy about using strong language against the anti-fanboys in the public space that is the Internet, and then taking offense when one is dealt with in the same unfriendly manner.