Why? Umpires get it wrong often enough that a game’s score and result can hinge on a botched call. You know what the technology world needs? Instant replay for analysis and punditry. Why? the umpires of the Technorati Elite League get it wrong all to often.
Changing The Rules
Allow the privilege of delving into scripture to highlight my perspective. From the Gospel of Matthew 10:26:
“So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.”
In other words, no matter how warped the analysis and coverage of Apple Inc., the truth will be revealed.
Here’s a good example. Within months of the iPhone 5c’s launch, tech critics were calling it a failure, a dud, a big and highly visible mistake by Apple’s newly minted CEO.
It’s only months later that we find out the true facts. The iPhone 5c outsold every smartphone model except one. The more expensive iPhone 5s.
The Cult of Apple Bashers™ heaped praise on Google’s Moto X as everything a smartphone should be. Was it? Google sold Motorola amid disappointing sales and continued financial losses.
Members of The League Of Apple Critics™ were consistent in their message. Apple needed to be more like the smartphone and tablet failures pushing plastic Android-based devices onto an unsuspecting public, otherwise, well, you know– Apple is doomed.
After all, iPad sales fell in the most recent quarter. What didn’t fall was iPad usage (still four times more than the more numerous Android tablets) and iPad profits.
The Google Love Affair
Both the community to so-called tech writers and Wall Street’s many charlatan analysts and advisors are in love with Google. It must irrigate them no end that all Google touches beyond advertising has failed.
Meanwhile, Apple’s seamlessly integrated product line continues to grow. Even the lowly Mac has escaped much of the damage the post-PC era has inflicted upon the PC industry.
Google’s losses have continued. No, not advertising revenue and profits, though even those numbers don’t meet expectations anymore as the company’s core product is used less and makes less per usage.
Google’s head Android honcho left his pet project. Google’s head Google Plus honcho is leaving. Google is shedding money losing projects left and right (Motorola). Google Glass wearers are called Glassholes. In fact, can you name a Google project that’s not traditional desktop search advertising that is not losing money?
Yet, in the Convent of Apple Critics™ down is up, bad is good, market share is vastly more important than profitability.
The Coming Tide
Facts cannot be ignored forever. The shine is coming off Google’s halo. The emperor’s clothes are looking thin in the face of Apple’s continued successes (mixing metaphors is a hobby). Even Google apologists and Apple critics– The Motley Fool comes to mind– think Google may be spread too thin.
Google, like Microsoft before it, has tried in vain to diversify from a core business competency but the end result has been one disastrous failure after another. For Google, the growing piles of stinking excrement passed off as products do not a good fragrance make. Google may have convinced some in the tech and market media that down is up, and bad is good, but stink is just stink and Google doesn’t smell so good these days.