Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 18:14 UTC
Google While Microsoft is unveiling all about Windows Phone 8, Google ruined the party a little bit by 'leaking' all about Android 4.2, the Nexus 10 tablet, and the new Nexus phone, the LG Nexus 4. There's some pretty awesome stuff in here from Google - except for the fact the devices themselves are kind of ugly.
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Talking about looks
by darknexus on Tue 30th Oct 2012 04:25 UTC
darknexus
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2008-07-15

Everyone talking about how the phone looks determining whether they'll purchase it or not reminds me of what is often said about those of us who use Apple devices: namely that we only care about them because how they look. Funny how it's just fine to do that when we're talking about Google and LG, isn't it? </sarcasm>
In all seriousness Thom, you did come off a bit shallow here. I don't think you are shallow, at least from your other writings, but it just struck me that way. I'm not trying to antagonize, just trying to be constructive.

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RE: Talking about looks
by WorknMan on Tue 30th Oct 2012 04:43 in reply to "Talking about looks"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Everyone talking about how the phone looks determining whether they'll purchase it or not reminds me of what is often said about those of us who use Apple devices: namely that we only care about them because how they look. Funny how it's just fine to do that when we're talking about Google and LG, isn't it? </sarcasm>


Unfortunately, this nonsense has spilled over into the mainstream. If it's comfortable to hold and functions well, who gives a shit about what it looks like? It's an inanimate object. You're not going to make love to it. Or at least, I hope you're not, but I wouldn't put it past some people. The way some folks talk about how 'sexy' a phone is, I wouldn't be surprised if they imagine it having tits on the front ;)

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RE[2]: Talking about looks
by cdude on Tue 30th Oct 2012 06:17 in reply to "RE: Talking about looks"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

On the front makes no sense. On the back so you can proper hold your phone/tablet with both hands to reach maximum satisfaction rate. Will stay a dream cause round forms are Apple's IP.

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RE[2]: Talking about looks
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 30th Oct 2012 09:59 in reply to "RE: Talking about looks"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Uh, I have always cared about how my stuff looks. I prefer using something that looks pleasing than to use something that looks like ass - especially when it comes to something I have to look at multiple times a day.

That may not matter to you, but that doesn't mean it's an invalid requirement. You're also not a better person for not caring about that, you know.

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RE[2]: Talking about looks
by zima on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 06:19 in reply to "RE: Talking about looks"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Unfortunately, this nonsense has spilled over into the mainstream. If it's comfortable to hold and functions well, who gives a shit about what it looks like? It's an inanimate object.

It was always like that, people caring & putting effort into looks, don't approach it like it's something new (look at folk dresses and trinkets for one example, old jewellery and cherished monuments at some others)

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