Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Oct 2013 14:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

This is not a joke. Let me repeat: this is not a joke.

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Comment by Radio
by Radio on Mon 14th Oct 2013 14:35 UTC
Radio
Member since:
2009-06-20

"Every phone is a black slab, they're all looking the same."

"Is this a joke?"

There is no way to please any in the "tech" crowd, is it? Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

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RE: Comment by Radio
by drcouzelis on Mon 14th Oct 2013 17:50 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

The first quote sounds like Thom, but who said the second quote?

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RE: Comment by Radio
by M.Onty on Mon 14th Oct 2013 21:20 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

"Every phone is a black slab, they're all looking the same."

"Is this a joke?"

There is no way to please any in the "tech" crowd, is it? Damned if you do, damned if you don't.


Bending a black slab along an inconvenient axis is not necessarily the mighty aesthetic innovation your ""tech" crowd" was after.

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by Soulbender on Tue 15th Oct 2013 04:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I dunno,it's kinda up there with rounded corners in terms of aesthetic innovation.

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by Gone fishing on Tue 15th Oct 2013 10:40 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

I think its great a phone to keep in your back pocket if you have a big arse - meets a real need

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RE: Comment by Radio
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 14th Oct 2013 21:40 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Furthermore, the importance to aesthetics is especially depressing. I f'ng worked 70 hours a week as a 14 year old for four months just for a video game system. I worked for six months for a portable cd player. I probably would have done anything legal for a portable device as powerful as they are today. But all you hear is "oh its a black slab... BORING!". Such spoiled brats we all are.

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by WorknMan on Mon 14th Oct 2013 22:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Furthermore, the importance to aesthetics is especially depressing. I f'ng worked 70 hours a week as a 14 year old for four months just for a video game system. I worked for six months for a portable cd player. I probably would have done anything legal for a portable device as powerful as they are today. But all you hear is "oh its a black slab... BORING!". Such spoiled brats we all are.


Well, you know... it's gotta be sexy, or we just can't have anything to do with it. I gotta make sure my gadgets come in a certain color, because, hey... that's how I express my individuality ;) And anything that comes in plastic ought to be outlawed.

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by shotsman on Tue 15th Oct 2013 06:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Yeah and I used to start the day by loading the paper tape into the reader and loading the bootstrap via the front panel. So? times have changed so get with it Man!

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