Sometimes, when you have people listening and nodding in agreement, they may be hearing something very different from what you think you are saying.
Chris Anderson's tweeted about the There Is This Company post. Many people who read it see it, as Chris does, as a call to Apple to embrace some flavor of social marketing. After all, it's 30,000-people company that doesn't have anyone I could find on LinkedIn with "social" and "media" in their title.
I don't think that's what I meant.
Apparently, Apple hasn't become the most admired company with healthy sales growth, good margins, a nice stock rally, and lots of fans because it's social.
What if Apple is what it is precisely because it isn't?
And maybe traditional advertising isn't too dead? At least as long as your banner ads actually drive people not only to your site, but also to the page that displays them?