A Commenter reminded me of the Plan B tactic the haters use when they want to denigrate a success by Apple:
*Cue the “we’ll see once the initial excitement wears off-it’s a marathon not a sprint” comments that we saw when the iPhone sold its first million*
That reminded me of an infamous statement made by one envy-crazed hater that I wound up highlighting in a prior blog’s post:
Fact is, there are a whole big bunch of iPhones sitting in inventory, on AT&T’s shelves, and elsewhere. Sales have slowed considerably, and they aren’t picking up again, even with price cuts and memory expansions. It looks very much like those first weeks (mostly media-fanned: very few people who stood in lines waiting for days to ensure that they’d get an iPhone actually needed to, they were never in particularly short supply) pretty much saturated the market for nice-looking phones that do very little at an extremely high price point. There’s a surprise.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
See, the success of a technology they could have never thought of, never developed, and that acts as a reproach to their failed efforts or failed advocacy is due to:
1) Initial sales to brainwashed fanboys
2) Sales to a gullible bandwagon-jumping me-too public
3) Overwhelming superiority in mass-market ad hype brainwashing
See, it’s all just a trick! If they knew “the secret,” why they could do it too!
Having a great product that does things simply and well never figures into their thoughts. Because that’s not something they themselves are ever capable of creating. They create dog food and have enough contempt for the general public that they expect them — us — to gobble up that shit.
Your failure really comes down to one thing: What you create isn’t good enough.