On 'Ceding the Crown'

John Gruber, on the tech press’s collective want to see Apple fail:

But that’s how news reporters increasingly are treating the state of the industry. The desire for the “Oh, how the mighty Apple has fallen” narrative is so strong that the narrative is simply being stated as fact, evidence to the contrary be damned. It’s reported as true simply because they want it to be true. They’re declaring “The King is dead; long live the King” not because the king has actually died or abdicated the throne, but because they’re bored with the king and want to write a new coronation story.

Exactamundo. Nothing lasts forever, but it’s hard to see how Apple’s destined for doom. (Lest you think Gruber’s full of it, I’ll point out that he does give Samsung due credit when warranted.)

Relatedly: Mat Honan’s piece for Wired on how the Galaxy S4 is “utterly boring”.