Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 20:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, we have the iPad out and about for a while now, doing its thing, most likely selling well. Of course, others want a piece of that pie as well, so we see tablets pop up all over the place, most of which are either ultra-low budget junk or vapourware (how that's Adam coming along, Notion Ink?). Earlier this year, Steve Ballmer proudly held up HP's Windows 7-powered Slate - but then, HP bought Palm, canned the Slate, promised a webOS tablet, and then resurrected the Slate as an enterprise product. Now we have a video of the Windows 7-powered Slate. Let's compare it to Samsung's detailed overview of its Galaxy Tab, and see ever so clearly why HP canned the darn thing in the first place.
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RE[4]: Really?
by nt_jerkface on Fri 24th Sep 2010 17:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Really?"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

You were playing on a common stereotype, you did not pick Ford for any other reason.

And Big Macs are made to be served in 5 minutes, not win awards.

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RE[5]: Really?
by Icaria on Fri 24th Sep 2010 17:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Really?"
Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19

You were playing on a common stereotype, you did not pick Ford for any other reason.

Which stereotype would that be again? I can think of many one might associate with Ford: the gas guzzler, the blue collar ute, the superfluous SUV, the 'chick's car' hatchback, the 'bogan's pride' hatchback/sedan...

or maybe, just maybe, I was playing upon the idea of Ford vehicles being generally average, pedestrian, boring, indistinct, plastic and plain old mediocre, for the purposes of making a f--king joke.

Don't mistake your lack of perspective and imagination for some telepathic insight into the mind of someone else. Besides being arrogant, it just makes you look stupid when you inevitably fail to consider a myriad of likely contingencies.

And Big Macs are made to be served in 5 minutes, not win awards


Ooh, you're a sharp one, you are. Ever consider that that was the joke?

Edited 2010-09-24 17:47 UTC

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RE[6]: Really?
by nt_jerkface on Fri 24th Sep 2010 18:13 in reply to "RE[5]: Really?"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Yawn.

Of course you didn't mean anything, you were just showing that popularity does not equal quality by example of products that are negatively stereotyped with unrefined mainstream taste. No implications there at all.

Funny how Android is being snapped up by the mainstream but I don't see anyone here questioning its quality based on popularity.

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