Enraged reader savages iPhone fanboys
'What a bunch of f***ing morons'
FoTW Well, it's been quite a week. The release of Apple's long-awaited, eagerly-anticipated and much-hyped iPhone saw a level of fanboy hysteria matched only by the 1632 demonic possession of the Ursuline convent in Loudun - a sorry affair later attributed to a nasty case of mass hysteria.
A provocative parallel, we're sure you'll agree. However, while the Loudun outrage finally resulted in local priest Urbain Grandier being burnt alive at the stake for having bewitched the nuns, no one as yet has been called to account for the mob frenzy which has gripped at least 500,000 US members of the Church of the Divine Jobs.
Which is a shame, according to the anonymous commentator who felt moved to offer a reasoned analysis on the chilling news that the forces of darkness were attempting with black magic to bend the iPhone to their satanic master's will:
For f*ck sake...it's just a phone/mp3 player/browser...who sh*tting cares if it can be hacked. Just use it as it was intended and stop being a complete bunch of geeky f*ckheads with nothing better to do with your time than sit with your fingers up your a*ses twiddling your prostates...hmmm, does that feel good!! F*cking idiots.
What a bunch of f*cking morons. Do you take apart your toasters at home because Breville are better than DeLonghi?? WTF. You guys need to get yourselves some serious action to distract you from the pathetic diatribe!!
Our suggestion? Throw the lot of 'em in the village pond and see if they float. If they do, prepare the faggots and flaming pitch barrels of righteous indignation. Amen. ®
"How many songs would you download on a 56k?"
Er.. I personally downloaded most of my collection (a modest 4 or 5,000), and had other collections downloaded over the same link. Of course, it did mean a lot of times when the computer was on 24/7, and was in the days when if you selected a song for download, then it was a good bet that a) you would have someone there with that song until you had it all and b) it was a decent quality version of that song.
Most of my collection was done before Audiogalaxy(?) died, although I only used them in the last days. Much of it was done over legal downloads from legal sites.
I like messing with things like this, but the hysteria is wrong. He isn't saying hacking is wrong as much as he is saying it's wrong that people have NOTHING better to do.
In addition, this struck me as extreme as well:
"The iPod had the greatest cultural impact of any piece of technology over the last ten years." This guy sounds personally offended by the comment. Did you forget about the CPE for broadband? Beginning about 10 years ago, this has been gradually introduced into many consumers' homes, making things like the ipod possible. How many songs would you download on a 56k?
Even just Windows XP has by far affected more people than the ipod has (not that it was necessarily a good thing). Or how about DVD players and discs? Remember how wifi changed the way people worked? Or how about digital cameras?
Get off your finger for a minute and think about what's coming out of your mouth rather than whats going in your ass.
On the topic of Buzz Inversion
By Joe Cincotta
Posted Friday 6th July 2007 06:23 GMT
If I needed any more weight to my argument, read this juicy headline from Sydney Morning Herald:
It is just rectum clenchingly obnoxious to own an Apple phone.
Sorry, cannot bring myself to use its trademarked name anymore either.
Just looked at the feature; What is wrong with 'the septics'(as in tanks as in yanks?). Does anyone know the round trip distance to where he is from London and if so can someone lend me the air-fair? I'll go give him the slap he so deserves.