Sounds more like nostalgia from one’s youth… massive companies worth 800 billion dollars necessarily behave differently than small, idealistic startups.
I’m pretty amazed that Apple hasn’t gone completely Dark Side as it approaches a valuation of a Trillion dollars. It still tries to be fun, even if it struggles to be convincing.
But it seems that in any human endevour, smaller is always more agile and fun than larger. Bureacracy is the scourge of mankind.