Dvorak Wants Us All To Stop Worshiping the iPhone


“This is the last week of Apple iPhone hype, hyperbole, and hand-wringing…. Hitler got less coverage when he invaded Poland.” Good move, Dvorak. I mean, to a point I agree with your sentiment and feel like the whole of the tech “journalism” world has completely abdicated its responsibility to be impartial in its coverage of the Jes… I mean iPhone, but methinks pulling out the ol’ “he’s a fascist!!” is just a way of saying, essentially, I don’t like you. It makes you look like a hack.

What I want to know is, do people want endless cheerleading or accurate, impartial news in the world of tech, especially as it relates to the iPhone, and to a lesser extent to anything made by Apple? Anytime I’ve read anything that even so much as suggests that the iPhone doesn’t cure blindness or won’t rescue in-peril kittens from neighborhood tree tops, the writer is vilified as some sort of agent of Lucifer. It’s as if there’s some sort of unwritten rule that states all must kowtow before Jobs lest people call you names—they might even call you a fascist.

Shut Up About the iPhone, Already! [PC Magazine/Yahoo]