October 4th, 2000

There are lots of great articles, and some really bad ones, on the Internet. Though we link to all of them at MacOS News Around The Web, some of them deserve special mention here. Most of what we will mention within these pages will be among the best, but on occasion we will talk about articles that are so bad or so wrong we just have to say something. Consider them mini-editorials on our part about things we think you might also be interested in.

Best [2:00 PM] ABCNews - The Core Truth: Is Apple Facing an Inevitable Decline?
While there are many that take perverse pleasure in gloating over every Apple blunder and mishap, chanting over and over "The End Is Nigh," I am not among them. Am I concerned about last weekis stock detonation? Of course. But is this the first time? Of course not. This article, however, actually makes some sense and paints a dark picture for Apple. Is it true? Probably not, we have after all heard it before, but the piece is still troubling enough to raise an eyebrow. Our favorite quote from the article:

Why is [Jobs] a poor CEO? Because he?s mercurial, insufficiently engaged by the more boring (but crucial) operations like distribution, and ultimately, because he?s a pretty nasty piece of work.

???? In the best of all scenarios, Jobs would hire a competent CEO and focus on product development ? but his ego would soon lead him to undermine his replacement. Steve Jobs is Apple?s Alcibiades: the company can?t live without him ? or with him.

Personally, for now, Iill take my chances with Jobs. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [2:00 PM] OS Opinion - Avoid the Apple Trap
It seems that there is nothing going on in the Mac universe right now that is not related to either OS X or The Great Stock Plunge of 2000. Rather than gloom and doom forcasts, this story takes a peak at what COULD come out of the stock drop, and what lessons there are to be learned. Our favorite quote from this piece:

Still, if you love Apple, Intel or other companies that do get whacked, then take advantage of the rout to buy more.

You figure the stock price has to go back up. It does have to go back up, right? Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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