How long can they keep it up? I don’t know, but I do know that Apple believes the future is invented by the people who don’t give a shit about the past.
Perhaps the statement is somewhat crude, but it’s nevertheless unwaveringly accurate. Holding sentimentality toward a product or achievement is often tantamount to barring oneself to sustained and continued successes.
In order to continue onward — particularly when your peers are hostile toward you and your intellectual offspring — the progression of dialectic discussion must occur in a measured and introspective manner. Relentless self-questioning facilitates the effective honing of concepts and visions — sitting atop statistics and figures is utterly steeped within near-sighted weakness.
The resounding proof of such a philosophy lies within the deathly convulsions of Research In Motion.