There Are Always Problems

Mark Bernstein on the “Lion is too buggy” meme:

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.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011