By Dan Moren
May 31, 2018 8:39 PM PT
The Back Page: WWDC You Later
Thanks for joining us at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Today we have some very important news to share with you.
We’re shutting it all down.
Everything. From soup to nuts. The whole enchilada.
Why? Because we listened. Everybody said that we were doomed and looking forward we decided that, on a long enough timescale, they were right. Our demise is inevitable, and we just can’t work with that hanging over our heads any longer. It’s just a lot of pressure, and honestly, why even bother? We can’t change the world, and we were hyperbolic and foolish for thinking we could—and not that charming, do-anything Steve Jobs kind of foolish either.
It’s come to our attention that we were just all over the place. Computer, fine—maybe even tablets and smartphones. But cars? Watches? Weird home speaker things that you can sort of talk to when you get lonely? Dabbling in television?…