Where’s The Hat And Other Miscellaneous Thoughts On Today’s Apple Event
A grandmother is watching her grandson play on the beach when a huge wave comes and takes him out to sea.
She looks up and pleads, “Please God, save my only grandson. I beg of you, my life has no meaning without him. Please bring him back.”
And a big wave comes and washes the boy back onto the beach, good as new.
She looks up to heaven and says: “He had a hat!”
No matter what Apple does today, it won’t be enough. Just accept the fact that the critics are always going to want to know: “Where’s the hat?”
Stock Market Reaction
Unless you’re a trader, day-to-day price is truth in the stock market the way popularity is truth in high school.~ Jon Fortt (@jonfortt)
The market is going to react either positively or negatively to today’s announcements. Just understand that the market moves for its own reason and its reaction may have absolutely no relationship whatsoever to reality.
The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow.”~H. G. Wells
No matter what Apple does or does not announce today, someone is going to predict that they’re doomed (or words to that effect). Ignore them. They’re a joke.
“Controversy equalizes fools and wise men – and the fools know it.”~Oliver Wendell Holmes.
There will be mindless controversy today. Fools thrive on it. Let’s mind our manners and focus our mind’s on what matters.
Who is there who can make muddy waters clear? But if allowed to remain still, it will gradually clear itself.” – Lao-tsu
Things are not going to clear up today no matter how hard we stir them. Only time and patient analysis will give us the clarity we seek.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Transformation is hard to see. It’s particularly hard to see when you’re not looking for it and insisting that it’s not happening.
There’s a lot going on beneath the surface of each Apple event. Over the upcoming weeks and months, let’s look for, and explore, the long term trends, together.
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In comedy, timing is everything. In Tech too.
Things happen fairly slowly, you know. They do. These waves of technology, you can see them way before they happen, and you just have to choose wisely which ones you’re going to surf. If you choose unwisely, then you can waste a lot of energy, but if you choose wisely it actually unfolds fairly slowly. It takes years. One of our biggest insights [years ago] was that we didn’t want to get into any business where we didn’t own or control the primary technology because you’ll get your head handed to you. ~ Steve Jobs
Technology is like a wave. If you’re too early, you miss it. If you’re too late, it crushes you. Just ask Microsoft.
Vision is worth exactly nothing without timing.
Mavericks is a wave. Coincidence? Probably…
…but maybe not.
Never give a heckler the last word.~Elaine Boosler
Remember all that noble stuff I just said about ignoring the morons on the Internet? Yeah, well, forget all that. Give ’em hell!