Linked by David Adams on Wed 7th Jul 2010 19:09 UTC
Apple A Forbes article notices that while the iPad's reception from the public and the mainstream press has been overwhelmingly positive, the prevailing sentiment among some alpha geeks has been negative to the extreme. The conclusion, of course, is that these people aren't reacting to what the iPad is, but rather what it represents: a violation of the ethos of the personal computer. The author of the Forbes article concludes that much of the anti-iPad vitriol is hyperbole, and doesn't help advance the cause. It's a thought-provoking question.
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RE[2]: this geek says
by Googol on Sun 11th Jul 2010 12:54 UTC in reply to "RE: this geek says"
Googol
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2006-11-24

Well,obviously, Apple buyers suffer from a lack of sound judgement.

You know, if you buy a Rolex, it is not a comodity item. A Rolex you buy this year for 3K USD will not be substituted next year by the successor model that will rubbish the value of the one you bought. There are even Rolex ONLY second hand shops, where you can find a model from every year back to the friggin 60s which look like new + work like new, etc.

First class tickets: There clearly is an extra value in there - try flying 1st class for +10 hours, surely you won't suffer from thrombosis there.

And bottled water - you saved the silly bit for the great finale ;) Dude, sure I buy bottled water, but I don't pay 15 USD for a bottle, after all, it is only plain water. -- Which is the most fitting comparison for the iPad.

Here's a better one for you: I pay 30-50 USD for a GOOD bottle of wine, because it is not the same as the shite they sell you at 4 USD a bottle.

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RE[3]: this geek says
by vivainio on Sun 11th Jul 2010 14:24 in reply to "RE[2]: this geek says"
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2008-12-26


And bottled water - you saved the silly bit for the great finale ;) Dude, sure I buy bottled water, but I don't pay 15 USD for a bottle, after all, it is only plain water. -- Which is the most fitting comparison for the iPad.


But you still wouldn't "hate" a company that sells $15 bottled water, even when some suckers buy it.

In the same way, animal rights activists didn't hate fur coats because they were expensive.

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