GOOG) Nexus 7 tablet put it all to rest. What Springsteen said in 1980's The River holds true for Apple's so-called competition today: No wedding day smiles/no walk down the aisle/No flowers/no wedding dress. It's a shotgun wedding. And, given the pathetic state of its opposition, Apple barely has to pull the trigger. It can put its head down, produce the most aspirational products and price them at a premium. It doesn't matter what anybody else does. And, more importantly, it doesn't matter what anybody else says. I riff more about Apple's clear superiority in Apple Versus Amazon: Don't Call It a Price War, but that's not what this article is about. This article is about the things people say. The things you read. The pieces of information that come together and, for better or worse, help inform your due diligence. Investors need to not only ask Is it relevant?, but Is it well-thought out and rigorous? I use one specific example here because it's apropos, but it also helps sound the caution you should exercise when reading everything from data presented as objective to opinions from guys like me. Simply stated, consider it all for what it's worth. For example, if you're bearish iPad mini, you might have latched onto survey results that made the rounds earlier this month.