One of my writers on MobileLocalSocial wrote this today.
Steve Jobs is Selling Sugar Water and You Tools are Buying it….
| Apr 07, 2010 | Comments (3)
$499 Mustache Rides
So you stood in line on Saturday and got your “Ipad”( clap, clap, clap.) Way to go, Flintstone, let me know how that $500 glorified Iphone works out with the one you already have….that does MORE.
Job’s is your 21st century medicine man selling you sugar water at the street fairs. The Macintosh, Macbook, Ipod, Iphone….all novelties. Innovative, yes, but just enough to suck you simpletons in with “easy to navigate”, “simple to use,” and hop on the Apple truck.
Don’t get me wrong, I do envy the Iphone. It was cool on release and three years later, the cool factor has yet to subside. So why am I busting Jobs balls??
Job’s released ANOTHER piece of hardware missing key tools that should’ve been included. He knows he could have kicked the hell out of the netbook so why is the Ipad missing just enough hardware, software and other components to make even the average geek mind go, “ WTF, Apple?”
Cmon, no USB outlets, a simple camera, not even simple Flash? Because he wants you to buy the utilities, hardware or the upgrade version you’re going to see announced in (wait for it) that only Apple can provide.
But, oh no you say, I would die without my shit…no Bozo you won’t. And don’t tell me you how you jailbreaked your Iphone to get it to do what it should’ve done in the first place.
Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, shame on you, a fool three times, you’re just a screw and deserve to have your money taken.
I, ideally, have the utmost respect for Jobs, he’s a businessman, plain and simple. But this time around, I had hoped we would start expecting more.
Final thought, don’t swallow the blue pill but if you do…don’t gag when you swallow, it aint sexy.