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iPhones and 'geeks'

From:     blp
Category: Art
Date:     09 November 2007
Time:     01:48 PM


'There's no denying it's a thing of beauty.' - Channel 4 News

I wish people, especially journalists, would stop saying things like this. It's as 'beautiful' as an
illuminated bar in a trendy nightspot. 

One of the people interviewed camping outside the Apple store remarked that the end of his long wait
was something of a 'sad moment.' Yes. More than a moment, buddy. 

Conversely, there are two ads running at the moment, one for a credit card, one for a pizza delivery
company, in which using the internet is associated, disparagingly, with being a geek. Does anyone
actually still believe this? It's a bit weird. Old school, old media advertising guys spitting at a
tide they know they can't roll back. 

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