In everybody's life there's a point of no return. And in a very few cases, a point where you can't go forward anymore. And when we reach that point, all we can do is quietly accept the fact. That's how we survive.
-- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the ShoreIf Apple does what we expect, something close to what we expect or something completely unexpected that we don't like much, we -- disgruntled Apple diehards -- just have to hold on to what might be the only and certainly most optimistic reality we have left: Even if Apple, compared to Apple, is lame and less-exciting, it's better than every single one of its so-called competitors. When I take a quiet moment and admire my iPhone 5 in my hand, gently swipe to unlock my iPad and/or see how perfectly each syncs up with my Macbook Pro, I come to understand how crazy it is to be so personally critical of Apple.