Jackass of the Week: Michael Kanellos

The crux of Kanellos’s “The Apple Phone Flop”:

The iPod also conquered the problem of small screens and cheesy navigation. With its newfound popularity, the company was also able to get music publishers to agree to its terms.

Unfortunately for Apple, problems like that don’t exist in the handset business. Cell phones aren’t clunky, inadequate devices. Instead, they are pretty good. Really good.

I’m not sure what makes him a bigger jackass: predicting a flop for a product that hasn’t even been announced yet, or thinking that current cell phone user interfaces are “really good”.

The Macalope has more.

Friday, 8 December 2006