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    Newsletter Issue #1050 — The Apple Vision Pro — I Don’t See It

    February 21st, 2024

    All right, I couldn’t resist the pun. But let me put my cards on the table. You see, I have owned a number of Apple gadgets over the years, beginning with a Mac and a LaserWriter. As things go, printers are commodities, so it didn’t make sense for Apple to make them without adding something […]

    Focusing on Silliness

    April 8th, 2016

    There are lame theories about how Apple updates its products. A frequently voiced cultural meme is that Apple often upends the tech industry by dint of a brand new product that takes things in a new direction. Year after year, or close to that, amazing technologies emerge from some magic place. You’ll see shortly how misleading this […]

    Welcome to the World of Automatic Failures — or Not!

    December 16th, 2015

    Call me paranoid — you wouldn’t be the first — but you have to wonder about people who claim that a certain company’s products are destined to be certain failures. Even when they’re not. But products from some other companies are taken seriously as potential “killers” even if the facts are otherwise. So you just […]

    Apple and Version 1.0 Products

    April 17th, 2015

    The desperation of the Apple haters and/or critics knows no bounds. Taking advantage of the fact that putting Apple in the title is apt to get more hits, you inevitably come across some pretty, well, dumb stuff. And not all of it emerges from some lone virtually unknown blogger somewhere. Instead, it may originate with […]