Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

The Post-Jobsian Withering

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I’ve written about Apple many, many times here on Slope (like here, here, and here). Way back in December, I wrote a post called Apple Headed to the 80s in 2016, whose conclusion you can probably figure out without even reading the article.

Of course, I’m an oddball, since the shills in the mainstream media think Apple does nothing but go up (or at least is destined to). Take this gem, for example, which was published a couple days ago:



Twitter Down the (Obvious)

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I love Twitter as a service. I’ve got nearly 16,000 followers, and it gives me a great way – – for free – – to reach out to them. It also is my means of staying in touch, and weeping on the shoulder of, my friend Northman Trader.

But as a business, I just don’t get it. I’ve never understood why Twitter is a good business model; it seems almost like a worldwide charity to me. It’s been slip-sliding away for years now, and even before this evening’s earnings, it’s only worth about one-fourth of what it was after its IPO rally.