WHY 2014 WILL BE LIKE 1984

“Every company that made computers when we started the Mac, they’re all gone. We’re the only one left.”

Apple shiller Phil Schiller, conveniently denying the continued existence of HP, Macworld, 23 January 2014

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RENDER UNTO STEVE THE THINGS THAT ARE STEVE’S

“It has come to our attention that Gizmodo is currently in possession of a device that belongs to Apple. This letter constitutes a formal request that you return the device to Apple. Please let me know where to pick up the unit.”

Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell, finding himself in the unusual role of corporate lost-and-found department in order to retrieve an iPhone prototype from mischievous gadget bloggers, Gizmodo, 19 April 2010

FLASH IN THE PAN

“I am positive that there are a large number of Apple employees that strongly disagree with this latest move. Any real developer would not in good conscience be able to support this.”

Adobe evangelist and amateur psychic Lee Brimelow, ranting about Apple’s decision not to include Adobe’s cross-platform browser-crash-enabling technology in its mobile devices,