15 posts • joined Tuesday 22nd February 2011 18:56 GMT
There's something very strange about your writing; how old is your old man? Eighty?
It's easy to point fingers and be snarky about everything — I'm guilty of that. It's just that I have the feeling we've all lost our minds. If you really think about it, our smart phones are pretty brilliant as they are — yet we keep wanting more of that gadget-crack.
I mean look at us, tapping away at our keyboards, arguing back and forth about a goddamned mobile device. F*ck me. I'm gone for today.
Re: Not going anywhere
Well said. Unfortunately something has turned us all into whiny little gits with an overblown sense of entitlement: "Samsung didn't add a rocket engine! Apple failed to include real-time holographics! Google should have added a whizzwangerlizer! Boo-hoo boo-boo!"
In the end, are any of these phones as good as sex or better than an exquisite meal?
Just had to get that one off my chest.
Re: In case anyone really cares about why this happened
A valiant effort at reason my friend but you seem to have forgotten where you are.
Here in the comments section of the Register, there is no reason or logic when it comes to discussing Apple, there is no common sense, there is no room for fact and there most definitely is no space for the truth.
Here in the comments section, Apple is the Great Satan, the evilest of all evil companies whose downfall and suffering will bring untold joy to hundreds and hundreds of commenters.
Defend Apple in the Register's comment section and you risk scorn and abuse.
You Sir, are a far braver man than I or anyone I know.
Re: Say it like it is...
Here we go again!
I know we all love to rag on Apple as the epitome of evil and the wickedest wickedest company on the planet, et cetera et cetera.
And we've all heard this "they stole from Xerox" story repeated ad infinitum as if it's the gospel truth.
But it isn't true, look it up and you'll see what I mean.
Try here, for starters: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/mac/parc.html
Re: in other news,..
You just might want to read up on multi-core computing and then take that knowledge and apply it to what you know about smartphone hard- and software.
Do that, and you'll find that Sony's comments are less Luddite than you seem to think. :)
I seem to remember mass android ejaculations when Rubin mention how many hundred thousand android devices were being activated each day. So no it's the turn of the iOS brethren to shoot their collective loads...
That said, you really have to wonder about the state of modern society: here we are losing sleep and raising our blood pressure over pieces of hardware. :))
Say Phil, help me out here:
Why do you call people who buy iPads "iDiots"?
Have you carried out, or can you link to, a study showing the level of common sense in iPad buyers?
Why should you worry how people are using a consumer item you seem to have no plans of buying?
Slow down there..
It's been said before and it will be said again: take a good look at Android pre- and post the iPhone introduction.
If we really think about it, this iOS vs Android 'war' is pretty pathetic: are some of projecting our inner frustrations onto software? Is this what living in an 'advanced' society does to us? Taking things a step further, why are so many people hating on and ragging on Jobs? What did he ever do to you? Negative comments about Jobs seem to automatically get a bunch of 'thumbs ups'. If you don't like him, then don't talk about him. If you don't like Apple's products don't buy them (same goes to the "Apple-is-best" crowd).
As for Anna Leach, I'll bet she cannot find proof that Jobs actually 'hated' a rival —traitors, maybe but not rivals. Do you know how much energy hate takes up? With so many rivals out there, how would he ever have found the time to manage Apple, Pixar?
Let's enjoy our Sunday and not let all the bitterness and jealousy get the best of us.
"...the average Apple user is unable to innovate..."
Andrew, is this conclusion based on research? What does an 'average' Apple user look like? What kind of things do they get up to? What exactly is 'technical incompetence'? Your argument does not seem very solid. This '...chanting the mantra...' business: is this based on real world observations or simply your opinion?
On the matter of innovation; remember a computer is but a tool to use as you see fit and, while using the computer, many of us are able to innovate in our respective fields —often without knowing much about the inner workings of the devices we are typing, drawing and calculating on.
These are crazy times, and the only truth is that none of us know how any of this will end up.
Naturally the tech pundits do their damndest to have us think they 'know' what they are talking about. They don't.
Save this opinion piece and read it again in eighteen months time. Then we'll see.
This is almost as believable
as the guy who told me about the Lib Dem voting, Prius driving llama that would have played drums for Oasis had it not got into a fight with the Gallagher brothers!
As if you don't already know the answer. Of course people buy stuff on iTunes.
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