Stupid Apple people. “iPhone 3G is coming July 11. Watch the guided tour.” Yay! *click* *click* “Get the Latest QuickTime.” Um. WTF? Do you make that for Linux now?? FAIL!! Is this ignorance, intentional, or just plain, stupid, stinking downright arrogance on Apple’s part? Hm. How about all 3? It’s darned insulting.
The worst of it is that it apparently is working. Don’t give a crap about open standards, cross-platform, reaching the widest audience possible, or anything else. Just worry about yourself and Windows–and Windows only because you have to if you want to keep making money. Ignore Linux users. Who the hell are they anyway? Maybe 3% of the market share? Pfft. Screw ’em. Be intentional about not allowing them to even see the commercials for the products you want their money for. Or better, don’t care about their money because they’re so insignificant.
And yet we keep buying their stuff. Why? Because it’s so sexy. Because they do nice commercials. Because everyone else is buying their stuff and we want the latest cool thing.
I’m just sick of it. How is this better than Microsoft again??
P.S. Thanks, Steve! I was seriously being tempted by your ultra sexy new iPhone, but being that you won’t even let me watch the commercial for it without buying a Mac or Windows machine, I think I’ll just tell you to stick it in your ear.