Do the Yankees want to be the best?
Do the Yankees pay for the best (or the perceived best)?
Do the Yankees have an insufferable fan base in every corner of the Universe who have an undying allegiance to the team and will root any decision or product on the field for better or worse?
And this is what makes the analogy really work for me. As stupid as this may sound, I hate Yankees because of their fans. I hate the Yankees exponentially more than the ridiculous team management decisions and personnel strategies because, frankly, their fans, on the whole, are front-running, band-wagon-riding, non-New-Yorker douches. That may be pretty ineloquent but it’s dead-in-the-crosshairs accurate.
Now, take that paradigm and apply it to Apple and you’ll be closer to understanding my innate distaste of Apple than any therapist.
Irrational? Maybe. I can live with that.
What I can't live with are the a) Apple sheeple and b) the rabid fanboys/girls. There is world outside of your little ecosystem and it's pretty decent. Your iPhone may have been the game-changer in 2007 but we've moved on. The margin is now much smaller. The players are playing and, sadly, your leader's gone. Let's just tap the brakes on Apple being the "best" of anything and all the "it just works" rhetoric. It's tired.
I can live with Apple’s existence from the shear standpoint of competition. Push Google to be better. Push Microsoft to…find itself? Push Facebook to…do something? Push the start-ups. In fact, you start to combine Siri AI technology with what Google’s doing with self-driving cars, I think you’re going to be shocked at the direction in which humans have pushed the race.
Yes, Thermonuclear annihilation.