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Stages: The Apple pundit journey of discovery


Added 04-07-18 07:15:02am EST - “Some reactions to Apple product announcements follow a pattern.” - Macworld.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Macworld.com: “Stages: The Apple pundit journey of discovery”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Breaking with tradition, the Macalope is here to link to a piece that he likes rather than one that has him banging his antlers against his desk.

Jonathan Kim noticed the same thing the Macalope did about evolving opinion of The Verge’s Vlad Savov on Airpods.

Yes, just like rockets, pundit opinions can have stages. And both can fail in extravagant and embarrassing explosions.

Kim’s three stages are Anger, which comes after the product is announced and pundits just know they hate it, Blaming the “Victims,” when the product’s success is the fault of those dumb Apple fans, and Acceptance, wherein the pundit realizes, hey, this product is actually good.

The Macalope also made note of Savov’s change of heart about the AirPods and both he and Kim give him credit for admitting he was wrong. But Kim is right about this pattern being a Thing with pundits. And not an adorable and helpful severed hand kind of Thing but more like an insidious alien bacteria that can appear as anyone and replace you cell by cell kind of thing and, oh, god, now it’s an upside-down head walking around on spider legs kind of Thing.

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