I just got a huge kick out of two John C Dvorak columns.
First, I read a great treatise about how the iPhone is not only changing the cell phone industry, but actually creating a new one in an amazing, game changing way:
Understanding the impact of the iPhone: The eventual market for these devices as envisioned by Steve Jobs and Apple will eventually be bigger than anything we’ve ever seen and should surpass the massive PC and desktop computing market before the dust settles.
And I had renewed faith in the old Cranky Geek who I love to laugh at when I listen to him whine about stuff on This Week in Tech… until, in an effort to find the source link for the article that I originally found on my Etrade site, I did a google search and found another article by Dvorak, but with a slightly different take on the iPhone:
Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone: What Apple risks here is its reputation as a hot company that can do no wrong. If it’s smart it will call the iPhone a “reference design” and pass it to some suckers to build with someone else’s marketing budget. Then it can wash its hands of any marketplace failures.
Did I say slightly? HA! Perhaps Dvorak should think twice before jumping to conclusions about a product that hasn’t even been released yet. He was definitely wrong about this one…