Our old friend Jason Calacanis is up to his old tricks again. Earlier today, he posted a video rant where he goes off on Apple fanboys.
Some of the more interesting quotes include:
“Anybody who would go to the genius bar is an idiot.. just re-format you’re hard drive and you’ll be fine” – Umm, sure. If you say so, Jason.
“Apple fanboys = technology sellouts… I’m sickened by you guys. Apple fanboys = nutcases going to town hall meetings and screaming and yelling. They don’t want to admit that Apple can do anything wrong” – A look at 99% of the Apple blogs on the web shows that this simply isn’t the case
“Steve Jobs was a rebel, and now he’s like a total sell out, the whole idea was you’re supposed to be enabled and freed by the technology, not constrained.” – If you take a look at the smartphone market pre and post iPhone, how can you intelligently argue that Apple is constraining technology? If anything, Apple’s history is littered with examples of bringing technology to the masses (i.e the mouse, the GUI, the trackpad etc.)
But the most pertinent portion of Calacanis’ rant was his admission (1 minute and 30 seconds in) that this nonsense is all just a bunch of linkbait. Calacanis, the skilled marketer with no concept on how tech actually works, strikes again!