I posted this on Engadget editorials: http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/03/editorial-its-apples-post-pc-world-were-all-just-living/#disqus_thread
My former post was a reaction to the title, now my reaction to the post itself. Anybody that reads this can see really see how sad these tech-bloggers are (don’t call them journalists, it will be an insult to real journalists). This whole article reflect exactly on the level of intelligence of Apple-fanboys, and I am afraid to say it has even dropped further.
So you don’t need specs anymore, all you need is “experience”, the ability to have your brain thoroughly washed, and who can wash brains like they do at One Infinite Loop? Josh, if you think these underpowered devices will heal the sick, and the rid the world of hunger you’re in for a surprise. They are devices we use when we want to power-down, to enjoy our break. They are not, and never will be our workhorses. The PCs and the Macs will remain the workhorses. You can keep on dreaming.
And I am tired of this much repeated “Keep it Simple” shit cry. Those are the kind of cries you hear from empty heads who can’t solve simple quadratic equations. You know what, nothing is simple in life. If you can’t compete, you’ll become extinct! That is the rule of life. So we don’t want “look under the hood” anymore? All we want is sit in our car and just drive off. But you know what, it pays to look once in a while under the hood. It makes you technologically astute.
This is why the West has become nations of fools and trailing the East! We don’t want to learn anything, just make it simple, because people are stupid. This is why the East is where the action is today, and their economy is catching up fast to the west. We are lazy people who are afraid to program our VCR, we don’t want know how our TV works, we don’t want change our tires, we don’t want to know how our computer works. “Just make is simple”, yes we make ourselves simple into oblivion.
Serendipity does not go along with simplicity, there is sweat involved. You brain will get fat and soggy if its not challenged. Simplicity breads complacency. Go study world history, great nations die after they reach the apogee of their strength because they become complacent. Commoditization is a sign of complacency. It assumes stupidity. Apple is commoditizing technology, they are not innovating. I for one became an IT worker because I wanted to know how my computer works, and why if it doesn’t. I am not saying we should all be mechanics, but it pays to be aware of how things work. You make a great nation that way.