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Robert Scoble Sums up all of the insanity of this ridiculous iPhone fever in this one paragraph:

After playing with it today I’ve got to agree. This is the company that can give you a crappy camera. No video. Charge you more than other devices. Make you wait hours in line. Take hours to get your credit card approved, your iPhones activated. And, at the end of it all, make you feel good.


Talk about drinking the Kool aid. I have to wonder if Steve jobs wrapped a turd in a shiny box with the apple logo on it how many fan boys would stand in line to buy one.


  • John Whiteside

    Coming from the king of the distracted-by-shiny-object set, this is pretty funny.

    I didn’t wait in line for my 1st generation iPhone. I bought it after using a Samsung Blackjack for a while and comparison shopping with a couple of Windows ME, Symbian, and Blackberry devices. I picked it because it served my communications needs, both business and personal, better than the other options, at a lower total cost (under the first-generation data plan prices), and I’ve been incredibly satisfied with it, though it is not imperfect.

    Does that make me a fanboy who’d buy a turd with an Apple logo?

    The “Apple buyers are shallow and stupid” stuff is as dumb as the “OMG gotta have it NOW NOW NOW’ stuff.

  • Bob

    Hmmm seems to me you are angry at Apple because it’s the cool thing to do.

  • Rick

    Maybe you are right Bob 8).
    I would say it is more like an annoyance than anger.

  • Dave Cynkin

    Rick, this isn’t helping me court Steve Jobs for our conference. 😀

    You can continue to resist, Rick, but you will be assimilated. It will be like the interrogation scene in “Conspiracy Theory”, but instead of trying to inject you with brain gravy, I will force you to use a Mac!

    (Just don’t bite my nose off, please. I know it’s a generously proportioned nose, and I could stand to lose some of it, but still…)

    Dave Cynkin
    CMO, Sleep Deprivationist & Thrill Seeker
    (and Rick’s Mac-happy partner)

  • Rich Brooks - flyte.biz


    You will bow before the might and shiny-ness of my iPhone and you will realize the error of your ways.

    And if you don’t I will call you and pester you every five minutes until I see you in Vegas.

  • Kim

    Fan boy? Try fan girl! : D

    Mac all the way, baybee!

    But, eventually the hyperactive sales settle down and you can walk in, get your phone and walk out again.

    I’m sitting here at the BlogHer08 conference with my MacBookPro, my iPod and my iPhone and the big sponsor toay is…..

    Microsoft! : D

    Ya gotta love it.

    The Norton folks are doing laptop tune-ups/makeovers in the exhibit hall. I took mine up. Oh, they aren’t doing Macs because they don’t really need tune-ups. But I did get a free copy of Norton Anti-virus for Mac. It scanned 500,000 items. Found two issues that weren’t even causing problems, put them in “Quarantine” and then I delete them. And this computer is about 18 months old.

    Not bad.

    Sorry I got off on a tangent, wish I was going to the conference! : )

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