The past year, DF hasn't been as enjoyable as its been in the past. Apple, Gruber's Beatrice, is engorged as a company, and seems now to be veering from interestingly complex to dully complicated. (I hope the next few months prove me wrong on both counts.) Ten years ago, Gruber picked the right story at the right time, and followed the most complete business turnaround and aesthetic parable in recent history. But, in light of that victory, his renegade confidence has become an assured superiority. He hasn't written, for a long time, an engaging description of a laptop or an account of an anthropomorphized interface element . (Though his weeks of posts after Steve Jobs's death were consistently great.)
Fantastic article on The Atlantic.