Ah, the classic butt-covering sentence! A staple of the "Apple is doomed" genre. "Yes, I said Apple was doomed, but I didn't say they were doomed. Clearly, you did not understand the subtlety of my argument."
Mack's conclusion has to be read to be believed.
Happy Days continued on for five more seasons after Fonzie jumped the shark, often becoming a bizarre parody of itself centered around Winkler's stardom. Scott Baio and Robin Williams were added to the cast in the second half of the show's life to shake things up, but in the end it drifted into irrelevance and reruns.
I worry that Apple has already begun that drift, and I don't foresee any new devices on the horizon with Baio or Williams-level gravitas to ensure Apple's Happy Days continue.
"Scott Baio-level gravitas"? This just goes to show you that no matter how many words have been written in the English language, someone can always come up with some that have never been use in that particular combination before.
[Editors' Note: Each week the Macalope skewers the worst of the week's coverage of Apple and other technology companies. In addition to being a mythical beast, the Macalope is not an employee of Macworld. As a result, the Macalope is always free to criticize any media organization. Even ours.]
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