David Hansson on not hating modern Apple:

There’s just something deeply inspiring about seeing what companies, teams, and people can accomplish at the peak of their ability. Especially when it’s happening not just for a single season, but as a reign of excellence.

Post-1997 Apple, Alabama football under Nick Saban, even the US economy post-World War II: non-fans love to make digs at a perennial winner. But I agree with David. It’s OK to admire any person or entity that can sustain peak success.

Survival and hunger will naturally motivate any organism. But it’s uniquely human to redefine the possible just for the sake of it. It’s the loneliest of places to work—at the top. But those that do elevate us all.