Is Tim Cook selling sugar water?I pre-ordered one of the first Macs. I got it the first couple weeks in Jan. 1984. I also got Mulitplan the precursor to Excel and used it to create fuzzy logic plating control over PC Board plating baths. It was one of the best investments I've ever made even though the lot cost me almost $5,000.
At that time I was computer illiterate. It taught me computing. I went on to become one of the first desktop publishers and then one of the early freenet guys... and have done network security for many years now.
I can't tell you how many times I was told that I can't do IT on a Mac. I made a career in IT using my Mac and Linux [from the times of Slackware 1] and the only thing I've had to do with Windows is to fix it, cuss it and laugh at it when Windows users came to me and my Mac to finish their projects because, well... the PC was down.
I owe a lot to Apple. They gave me capabilities I didn't personally possess.
Jobs changed the world. Like it or not he dragged it kicking a screaming to where most computers... just work... even if not as good as a Mac. Apple gets the last laugh.
Tim Cook was selected by Jobs to fill his shoes. Thats good enough for me until it has been proven different. So far... I think he has done well.