Forbes Finds the Nits Some Apple Fans Pick
by , 2:10 PM EST, January 18th, 2008
While all seems good in the land of Apple, there are a few nits that some Apple fans are picking, and Forbes managed to find a few of them at Macworld Expo in San Francisco this week. Chief among the concerns found are the seeming lack of attention paid to Apple's professional Macs, Steve Jobs' inability to understand that with celebrity comes attention, the MacBook Air's non-user-replaceable battery, and the downward tick in Apple's stock in Calendar 2008.
While the first third of the article sums up some of the many good things Apple has accomplished in the ten-plus years since Steve Jobs returned to the helm of the company, Mr. Caulfield noted a story from a blogger named Violet Blue. Ms. Blue wanted a picture with Steve Jobs, but when she asked him, he told her she was rude, and literally shunned her by turning his back on her (that's at least her version of the story).
"That's the first time I've ever 'fangirled' anyone," she wrote. "And it'll be my last." Ms. Blue's blog, Tiny Nibbles, is of an adult nature -- Open Source Sex reads the landing page -- so treat the link accordingly.
Mr. Caulfield also found Newton Munson, formerly of NeXT and now with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, who voiced his concern over the lack of attention Apple's professional Mac Pros received during the Macworld keynote.
"If Steve Jobs isn't interested in it, it might not survive," Mr. Munson told Forbes. "We want to make sure they keep making 'real' computers."
You can find the other nits in the full article. We should note, too, though it may seem like we are picking our own nits, that we haven't run into very many people complaining about much of anything on the show floor. The few complaints we have seen at The Mac Observer concerning the show have mostly come from folks not here to see the goods in person.