I blame a corrupt trade press. The way you get attention and make
money — not much money — in this game is to start flame wars,
and so “Apple ships lousy operating system! Scroll bars
backwards! Apple doomed!” gets links and traffic and sells ads
for off-brand iPad cases. And of course some of the financial
press try to launch memes to manipulate stock prices — either
because they play the market or simply to show what big
lever-pullers they are.
One word: Antennagate.