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 Appleis professional Macs, Steve Jobsi inability to understand that with celebrity comes attention, the MacBook Airis non-user-replaceable battery, and the downward tick in Appleis 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 (thatis at least her version of the story).
"Thatis the first time Iive ever ifangirledi anyone," she wrote. "And itill be my last." Ms. Blueis 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 Appleis professional Mac Pros received during the Macworld keynote.
"If Steve Jobs isnit interested in it, it might not survive," Mr. Munson told Forbes. "We want to make sure they keep making ireali 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 havenit 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.