Island in the Net

A personal blog by Khürt Williams, full of inchoate writing on photography, coffee, and geekery.

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What boils my blood

For some, Apple is always doomed. In the old days, because they were too small, dwarfed by Microsoft. Then, a decade ago, it was because the iPod boom would surely prove fleeting and soon go bust. Now, it’s because they’re too big, doomed by their success and the company’s institutional hubris. ~ John Gruber

What sometimes (often) boils my blood is the way Apple haters attack the company. When the company was struggling they were dismissed as an also-ran whose products were crap that no one would buy. Now that Apple is a success — from seemingly producing better product that people are buying — they are an evil corporation supported by millions of fan boys. I have a word for that.

Jealous – feeling resentment against someone because of that person’s rivalry, success, or advantages