[LINK] I don't hate Macs, but...

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Wed Mar 16 13:30:15 AEDT 2011

On 16/03/11 08:01, Ivan Trundle wrote:
> On 15/03/2011, at 11:00 PM, thoughtmaybe.com wrote:
>> On 15/03/11 21:19, Ivan Trundle wrote:
>>> On 15/03/2011, at 9:18 PM, Rick Welykochy wrote:
>>>> iDevice ecosystem  ????????
>>> Save typing: I could have said iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, iPad - but I'm lazy.
>> iShits saves even more typing...
> Just to bring it back from the puerile:
> A comment from Japan:
>> You know how in disaster movies, people on the street gather around electronic shops that have TVs in the display windows so they can stay informed with what is going on?  In this digital age, that’s what the Tokyo Apple stores became.  Staff brought out surge protectors and extension cords with 10s of iOS device adapters so people could charge their phones&  pads and contact their loved ones.  Even after we finally had to close 10pm, crowds of people huddled in front of our stores to use the wifi into the night, as it was still the only way to get access to the outside world.
> http://kevinrose.com/blogg/2011/3/14/apples-role-in-japan-during-the-tohoku-earthquake.html
> An interesting reflection on our dependencies, of nothing else...
> iT

Puerile? Gee, that's a laugh! With respect, I'm not the one saying 
"iDevice ecosystems"... I'm just calling it what it is since we're brand 
wanking here.

And I'd go further to say that re Japan (and indeed so many other events 
-- say Egypt etc as recent example), this is more than "dependency" for 
those involved. For one thing, this is product placement/viral 
marketing/network effect working wonderfully -- the people are marketing 
products to themselves/each other now using crisis...

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