People forget that I’m a real human being with real feelings

How else to explain scathing articles like this by marketing guru Laura Ries? Her premise is that iPhone is a dud, and that its failure has clouded the launch of iPod Touch which she feels is the better and more important product. She says, “iPhone is distracting Apple.” She says, “Apple is cooking the goose that has laid the golden eggs.” She says, “Jobs loves to create cool things. And Jobs is a great salesman. Initially the media, the market and consumers eat his stuff up. But eventually you come crashing back to reality.”

Well, I told you the backlash was coming. Still, Laura Ries, listen to me: When I read stuff like this, it hurts. Okay? I’m a very sensitive guy. So go easy on a brother.