Sunday, December 30, 2007

n00b deluxe for 2007

As we close each year, Team Munster likes to review its research and choose one person to be n00b deluxe for the year. A n00b above all other n00bs. There were plenty to choose from in 2007, as you know if you hold aapl.

Now, it might just be because I'm the boss, but the team agreed with me that Johnny Dvorak should win for writing Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone: Company risks its reputation in competitive business.

Here's a quote:

What Apple risks here is its reputation as a hot company that can do no wrong. If it's smart it will call the iPhone a "reference design" and pass it to some suckers to build with someone else's marketing budget. Then it can wash its hands of any marketplace failures.

It should do that immediately before it's too late. Samsung Electronics Ltd. might be a candidate. Otherwise I'd advise you to cover your eyes. You're not going to like what you'll see.

So congratulations John, you are Team Munster's n00b deluxe for 2007. Your advice is right up there with Michael Dell's, and for that we salute you.


Anonymous said...


Recent analysis of Dvorak DNA discovered complete deletion of the entrepreneurial talent gene.

Stan Scott said...

Dvorak has somehow reached a position where he just can't be WRONG enough to lose his credibility. He predicted the Apple stores would fail. He publicly called on Apple to squelch the iPhone before it even hit the market, because it just couldn't succeed. Yet, he STILL writes articles, blogs, podcasts, ad nauseam! I don't get it.

I guess you can consider him some sort of negative bellwether. Take his predictions, reverse them, and use them as a guide to the future.