Its interesting in that they didn't play up the product's form factor or the interface. It's odd because unless they think their customer base is stupid, they showed it doing the exact same things any other smartphone can do.
I mean, Jobs wasn't above pulling the same "You can FINALLY do X, Y, and Z with one computer" when other computers had been doing X, Y, Z, and several other letters for years, but hey, if it works...
What's more interesting is that Grandma and Grandpa have ostensibly set up that interface all by themselves. I've seen the elderly in Apple Stores.
Apple has always thought their customer base is stupid. And they're right. Their customer base IS stupid.
So stupid, in fact, that they would believe their hopelessly emotionally crippled offspring would even notice any of these events, much less record them for posterity.
But have hope. In the future, these stunted little fucks will be responsible for your nursing home care.
|infinite zest |
So.. the annoying Dad who won't get out behind that oversized camcorder is now the annoying kid who won't get off that iPhone. Well played, apple.
(For me anyway)
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Too bad they didn't all turn around and enjoy the time together as a group but watched it instead. Good think he was there with that iphone or they might have missed it...
Sentimental videos like these can send a double-edged sword of a message too. If I was secretly being filmed by anyone, including my parents or siblings, I'd probably smile and shrug it off, but it's still kind of weird not knowing if someone's recording you or texting or playing Angry Birds, etc.
The following month, the kid hung himself and everyone blamed the Internet.
I like to imagine there's a bunch of parents out there right now that think their kid is actually doing something really sweet as they ignore the world on their phone, only to be disappointed come Christmas day.
|The New Meat |
Look at them all crying with sentimental nostalgia for activities that they engaged in earlier the same day.
You don't understand, that kid hasn't spoken a word in his life they thought he was a vegetable.
|wtf japan |
I hate this so much I can't even breathe. Fuck you, Apple.
On the bright side, he left out the footage that the FBI would later use as evidence that his parents really shouldn't have taken him out of the institution.
I'M MAD ABOUT AN ADVERTISEMENT! THAT MAKES ME CLEVER!!! Wait...I'm mad about an advertisement...time for buckshot mouthwash.
Didn't like how the latest iOS upgrade made you look bad in front of your Android-using pals, eh?
Only losers like attractive, well-made, easy-to-use electronics.
I cried for like, weeks, brah. After I finally stopped cutting myself, it took a long time to get back to feeling good again. My entire self-image is predicated on other people's estimation of the worth of the shit I keep in my pockets. It's the only sane way to be.
Apple products are neither attractive nor well-made. As for whether they're easy to use, that really depends upon what you're looking for. If you're the sort of idiot who has trouble with basic tasks, like turning on your device or downloading Angry Birds, then yes, Apple products are quit easy to use and that might be a reason for you to get one. However, if you have no trouble handling basic computer functions, you'll quickly find that Apple is a deathtrap. Apple's criminally restrictive OS and hardware policies make any task beyond the most basic extremely difficult, if not impossible. Stuff that should be a cinch on any reasonable device may require elaborate hacks and jailbreaks, modifications which Apple's legal department has a nasty habit of contending are illegal, despite the fact that you allegedly "own" the device you've purchased from them. Hell, most Apple products don't even let you *change the battery*, let alone upgrade your OS to Lubuntu.
The idea that Apple products are "easy to use" is a bald-faced lie told by their quasi-Stalinist marketing department. Same with the idea that Apple products are well-made or reliable! They're not easy to use. They're not well-made. They're designed to be a pain in the ass and brick themselves just in time for the latest new hardware release. And don't even get me started on how obscenely overpriced they are! Yeah, 0 for a flimsy laptop with no peripherals that's somehow got less under the hood than my own six year-old Acer Aspire!
Woz is cool, though.
You know I'm right, Gmork.
Post-Woz Apple has absolutely no redeeming qualities, except maybe for their John Hodgman commercials.
I'm using a few coils of wire, a variable capacitor, a piece of galena set in lead and some spring clips.
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