Hilarious ‘Apple must’ predictions from the Ark
Turns out “Apple must” as a meme has a history that goes way, way, way back — and thanks to this handy list you too can take a look at the hilarious doodledally some people have managed to build reputations on back in the olden days…
Some highlights, for your delectation and delight:
- “abandon multimedia playback and adopt inferior Microsoft technologies (Link – 1998, Avie Tevanian’s testimony on Microsoft’s demands in the Department of Justice monopoly investigation).
- “…evolve or face extinction (Link – January, 2005: “More realistically though, the company will have to give in and include Microsoft wma audio support on future revisions of its products.”)
There’s a whole series of these illustrations of stupidity available for you thanks to The Macalope. They’re worth reading, not only from a historical perspective, but also because so many of them echo still today. The bottom line? Beware what you read — there’s a host of people out there who don’t know what they are talking about, despite they, like politicians, bankers and analysts and paid shills everywhere get paid a great deal more than you or I do to do it. Which pretty much tells us we don’t live in a meritocracy.
Image c/o: Matthew Grapengieser