Apple has grown to become a popular, profitable company, basking in riches, power, glory. That’s why saying that Apple is evil is so en vogue today. You want evil? Try looking at the cellphone carriers before the iPhone. Kontra in CounterNotions:
One of the shiniest memes around recently has been the incessant banging of the “Apple’s evil” drum. Most notably written in endless self-indulgent and self-righteous detail about how one self-important person or another gave up the iPhone…because “Apple’s evil.”
Michael Arrington comes to mind.
But it’s sobering to remember that a single device by a company with zero experience in the industry and against all odds caused such a tidal wave of change. Change didn’t come because of Nokia, Microsoft, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, RIM or any other player in the market for the past 15 years bet their company on it. Android and webOS weren’t there before the iPhone. But it’s convenient to forget all this when the meme demands Apple to be smeared with the evil brush.
Yes, “Apple’s evil”…except for all the others.
Is the lesser of 20 evils still evil?