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mitty
1st July 2009, 11:53 PM
Read all about it. I giggled a tad.

Forbidden Apple's not so sweet | theage.com.au (http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/forbidden-apples-not-so-sweet-20090701-d55f.html?page=1)

SRG
1st July 2009, 11:59 PM
yes a very good read and got a few laughs myself

Reubania
2nd July 2009, 12:09 AM
OMG! I DRINK DOUBLE RISTRETTO LATTES! :O

decryption
2nd July 2009, 07:44 AM
Damn straight. Freakin' PC users thinking they deserve an iPhone, pfftfftftftttf.

entropy
2nd July 2009, 09:04 AM
OMG! I DRINK DOUBLE RISTRETTO LATTES! :O

I don't know exactly what that is, but will it put me over the limit?

Dog Knight
2nd July 2009, 11:53 AM
I agree with Entroppy. No idea what that drink is.


...multitudes of anaemic teenage PC gits had gathered, all of them sucking from a Boost Juice and clutching bags of Wii paraphernalia from EB Games, buying top-of-the-range 32GB iPhones AS IF THEY ACTUALLY DESERVED TO OWN ONE.

Classic

kevinnugent
2nd July 2009, 02:34 PM
Very clever. And not far off the mark... as all good comedy is. :)

bok
2nd July 2009, 02:42 PM
That was good. Highlight of the afternoon for sure.

Hell if I'm giving up my iPhone though!

hangdog
2nd July 2009, 02:42 PM
Uncannily like what I'd been feeling when I saw the crowds in the Doncaster Apple Store on the weekend. Danny Katz has his finger on the pulse of the Apple zeitgeist!

Xenex
2nd July 2009, 02:59 PM
I summed it up 364 days ago (http://twitter.com/Xenex/status/849102656): My elitist Apple side is pissed about queuing with the proles. Why should I have to fight some fucking Windows user for an iPhone?

MrJesseRoss
2nd July 2009, 03:41 PM
I like Danny Katz. His book, 'Dork Geek Jew' is quite funny. He appears to be a fan of Snood!

Lutze
2nd July 2009, 03:45 PM
I summed it up 364 days ago (http://twitter.com/Xenex/status/849102656): My elitist Apple side is pissed about queuing with the proles. Why should I have to fight some fucking Windows user for an iPhone?

Two sides to this... my heart says that Mac owners should get preferential treatment when it comes to iPhone supply. We get moved to the front of the queue - perhaps even a week or so in advance.

My head says that I know how those pesky PC users get their stereotypical view of Apple users being iWanky.

The mixed view is - I've never stopped liking a band because they got successful. I'm not going to go all emo because Apple are now 2kool4school.

decryption
2nd July 2009, 03:48 PM
Sweeeeet - it's on the front page of The Age.

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I love the fact there will be hundreds of other long time Mac readers around Australia, reading that and empathising and thinking this is the best thing since sliced bread (which I agree with as it captures my sentiments exactly). While there will be thousands that just won't understand.

mattman
2nd July 2009, 08:22 PM
I am amazed at how deluded some mac users are, if you really do think that PC users or mac users in general don't deserve an iPhone, then the only people you have to blame is Apple themselves.

Apple is the sell out company of the century, if they wanted all Mac and iPhone users to be Apple fanatics, they wouldn't spend millions on common free to air advertising.

They also wouldn't have changed the original iPod from being FireWire only to USB and allow it to become PC compatible.

Finally Apple certainly wouldn't have allowed Microsoft to sell Office for Mac from Apples own web site.

But of course if they didn't change all these things, they would have kept the same market share they had in the late 90's. And by some speculation they could have been out of business by now, or worse, owned by Sony

Of course by now your all judging me as an uninitiated PC user. But I'm a Windows Sys-admin....but I use a Mac.....by choice.

hangdog
2nd July 2009, 08:44 PM
I am amazed at how deluded some mac users are, if you really do think that PC users or mac users in general don't deserve an iPhone <snip>

Or the parsimonious explanation could be that we left out the smileys. How's this? ;) :)

iProduct
3rd July 2009, 08:34 AM
ahh yes, I've seen so many examples of the same thing.

I grew up in elwood when it was a shanty hippie town, and me nerding it up with wacky inventions getting wedgies from local bullies for my antics, now it's become the yuppie town of latte sipping socialites :)

i gues it's a little like Schr˛dingers cat, we are all part of the tidalwave by observing and being par of it

Phormic
3rd July 2009, 09:41 AM
It's true goddamn it!

I feel like shaking these hoards of slack jawed iPhone buyers and screaming into their faces, "where were you in the dark days of 1997, WHERE WERE YOU WHEN WE NEEDED YOU THEN!!"

And they look at me blankly with cow eyes and go back to deciding whether they REALLY need the 32Gb Touch or if the 16Gb will do them fine.

Xenex
3rd July 2009, 09:48 AM
I am amazed at how deluded some mac users are, if you really do think that PC users or mac users in general don't deserve an iPhone, then the only people you have to blame is Apple themselves.

Yeah, it's time to add that disclaimer (http://forums.mactalk.com.au/31/68232-iphone-coming-3-july-17th.html#post819527).

stewiesno1
3rd July 2009, 10:06 AM
haha , good article.
I think we can all see a little of the elitist "iWanker" in all of us.

Stewie

Lachie
3rd July 2009, 10:55 AM
finally someone understands me!

ZacDavies
3rd July 2009, 04:18 PM
iPhone / iPod are the gateway drugs to all Apple products

Lutze
3rd July 2009, 04:33 PM
iPhone / iPod are the gateway drugs to all Apple products

I think that's the first time I've heard of them being described similarly to dope. I like it!

Phormic
3rd July 2009, 05:20 PM
iPhone / iPod are the gateway drugs to all Apple products

I started off on a Nano. All the cool kids were experimenting with it and so I thought, "hell, why not?" I was a bit nervous but I didn't want to be seen to be a dag. Y'know, a Zune user or something. The first time was wonderful. A revelation. I couldn't wait for the second. I didn't know that consumer electronics could be that easy to use.

Then I moved onto a Classic. Wow. That was heavy stuff (or so I thought at the time). I thought I could control it but then most of the time I was using. The design. The aesthetics. I couldn't get enough.

Then boom, an iPhone. People around me started to get worried but what do they know? Do they ever get off on a similar sense of childlike wonder? Do they understand the seamless integration of hardware and software? I hung out with the wrong crowd. Used to get off at the local Apple store. My family used to try to keep me away.

Then it was a Mini, then an iMac. Shiny. So, so shiny. More. I had to have more. A Job, what does it matter? Friends? Friends don't understand. They told me to stop. They used to hide my gear! Hide it! Ha, ha. Idiots.

Now I have a full blown 8 core Mac Pro habit. I'm scared. I have no money. Nothing. Apple is everything. Apple is my life. Help me. How much longer can I go on for? But it's shiny...so...so...shiny...

Xenex
3rd July 2009, 05:23 PM
. Apple is everything. Apple is my life. Help me. How much longer can I go on for? But it's shiny...so...so...shiny...

The secret is to make it your job (http://www.apple.com/au/employment/).

bok
3rd July 2009, 05:43 PM
The secret is to make it your job (http://www.apple.com/au/employment/).

Or your job without having to be in Customer Service!

Darwiniandude
5th July 2009, 10:49 PM
"where were you in the dark days of 1997, WHERE WERE YOU WHEN WE NEEDED YOU THEN!!"

They were all throwing stones at you, crowing over the imagined delights of the 'Memphis' beta (later to become Windows 98), and stacking wood at your feet for the fire whilst giddily chanting incantations about Windows CE 'palmtops' having killed the Newton.