Yep, the biggest reason I wanted Apple to succeed back in 2007 was because I wanted someone to show the world that leapfrogging the competition with insanely great products is a much better and more profitable business strategy than the mindless cloning that the PC industry has been doing all along.
But… instead of Apple’s success spawning a 1000 Apples as I had so dearly hoped, it spawned the same 1000 leeches of the PC industry sucking on the efforts of the pioneer. I don’t care about these parasites and their “me too” products. They are impotent, they have no life and it’s stupid to expect them to do anything worth getting excited about.
But I do keep hoping that someday the leeches realize they are copying the wrong thing - that they’re copying Apple’s products when they should be copying Apple’s fundamentals, which is to make great products that redefine the landscape of the industry.
Samsung, Sony, LG, Motorola et al should pick up little known research projects that have the potential to change the way we do things today, polish them, build a cohesive business strategy around them, plan a great ecosystem supporting them and do a scalable product launch driving mass market adoption. I don’t want another iPad clone. What I do want is Augmented Reality (SixthSense), Thought Computing and Space elevators. Whoever does that gets to be next in line to suck money out of my wallet.
You should know by now that I normally do not get into much “news” around here. Especially when it’s not specifically Mac news. There are a ton of great Mac news sites out there and I leave that job up to them. That said, Chairman Gruber linked to a highly fascinating Wall Street Journal…