It’s rare, but here is a case when I think Apple isn’t so admirable. In “Wal-Mart to sell iPhone before end of year,” Gregg Keizer of ComputerWorld reported on the Earth’s Monster Retailer planning to sell an Apple product. Given Apple’s aversion to discounting and Wal-Mart’s embrace of it, how will this work? And why would I, who plans never to buy anything at Wal-Mart, care? Sigh. I wish Apple hadn’t joined forces with this tentacle of consumerism. I know. I know. Apple sells consumer-oriented products and this alliance will make them even more competitive and, probably more appreciated, but, sheeesh…you know?