Sunday, September 30, 2007

Magical Tuesday

The favored march up over the hill
In some fools parade
Shoutin' victory for the righteous
But there ain't much here but graves

Monday, September 24, 2007

Friday, September 07, 2007

Quote of the Week, sorta

"If they told me at the outset the iPhone would be $200 cheaper the next day, I would have thought about it for a second — and still bought it," said Andrew Brin, a 47-year-old addiction therapist in Los Angeles. "It was $600 and that was the price I was willing to pay for it."

Note the speaker's job title. I'm sure he's very effective with his patients, got a major empathy streak.

As you may have heard, Apple got an ass-wuppin from 'early adopters' who somehow did not anticipate the price drop. Sure, it dropped REALLY fast, but hey, Christmas is coming. How many times does this have to happen before people realize they are paying a price for requiring a status symbol? How embarrassing to ask for a refund, which Jobs is offering to appease the pissed-off proletariat. Is there a refund for stupidity?

Sure, it's pretty and oh so revolutionary. It about killed me when I first saw it. And as my bud Kevin pointed out, I have a blind spot for Apple, as if they were really not a major corporation... I like good design, so sue me. But I know better than to buy buggy new stuff that other people will want to touch and probably scratch the screen. :-) Like the Beetle - between when I first wanted one (new Beetle - otherwise, 1975) and got one, the price dropped $9K, around 2 years later. Do these people not realize this will happen?

Movies come to DVD in 3 months now. Brand new technology drops within 6. If you want something the day it comes out, you are going to pay more. It's a rule.