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M:Metrics Analyst Seamus McAteer Is a Moron

However, Jobs has a reason to make the iPhone live up to its hype, M:Metrics analyst Seamus McAteer said: 1993’s failed Newton handheld.

“There’s one big black blotch on his resume. … This is his chance to wipe that clean, and I don’t think he’s going to screw it up,” McAteer said.

Really? “1993’s failed Newton handheld” is a blotch on Steve Jobs’s résumé? The same Steve Jobs who was booted from Apple in 1985 and didn’t return until 1996, and whose only involvement with the Newton was to pull the plug on it?

I mean, holy shit, how stupid does an analyst have to be before a reporter decides he’s just too dumb to be quoted?

Friday, 12 January 2007