Friday, January 12, 2007

Friday Kool-Aid Blogging



From ABC news...


The World Takes a Sip of Apple's Kool-Aid

Steve Jobs Appears Almost a Cult Leader During Unveiling of 'Revolutionary' iPhone

By JONATHAN SILVERSTEIN

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9, 2007 — From the moment Apple CEO Steve Jobs walked onstage to deliver the keynote address at this year's Macworld expo in San Francisco, a knowing grin hinted that he was hiding a really great secret.

About 20 minutes into the speech, Jobs paused to take a sip of water and slowly made his way back to the front of the stage. Audience members, already nervously shifting in their seats, anticipated what they knew would come next.


Great Journalism. Three paragraphs later we learn Guru Jobs is talking about a new cell phone. What ever happened to the 5Ws and an H (who, what, where, when, why, and how) in the first paragraph? At least, that is what Moody's dad taught me. Nonetheless, this is another example of Kool-Aid riding the zeitgeist of corporate synergized pseudo-buzz.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, Mr. Jobs isn't going to jail...?

Seymour said...

Mmmmmm, apple kool-aid. That sounds refreshing and profitable!

The Moody Minstrel said...

No, it sounds advanced and capable, but overpriced and surprisingly lacking in features.


OS X is LINUX!!!!!!!!!!!

Dean Wormer said...

I guess you don't get it.

This cell phone is innovative.

Instead of buttons it's all touch screen. Other than that I'm a little lost on what it can do that other technology offerings can't.

And it just looks so cool.

I think Apple may hit a wall on this.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry: the Apple-Kool-Aid drinkers will line up for this one. Anything Jobs says is golden, and this product is no exception.

Oh, and they'll claim that everyone else stole their ideas from Apple.

Pandabonium said...

Being a Luddite curmudgeon who refuses to own any device, like a cell phone, which allows other people located anywhere on the planet to interupt my day at will, may disqualify me from commenting....BUT (as Pee Wee Herman once said, "everyone I know has a big BUT")...
in Japan this isn't such a hot item. According to my friend's blog at Kurashi News from Japan, this phone is a G2 design and Japan is already into G3 which "has led the Japanese into a world where they can watch live TV on their phones and use them as a charge card to ride trains or buy milk at the corner store or take a taxi. Ticket Pia, Japan's major entertainment ticketing agency, has been selling e-mail tickets to cellphones since October 2003. The phones also can be used to conduct conference calls among as many as five people. Another widely used 3G feature enables users to point cellphone cameras at bar codes and be directed to websites. " (Its all geek to me).

So maybe USA customers will be dazzled, but it seems this technology is a little behind the curve.

No, I'm not anti-Apple - Au contraire mon frier. I use a PowerBook G4 and like it a lot.

Anonymous said...

Not using an Intel yet? ;-)

Pandabonium said...

DewKid said "Not using an Intel yet?"

I'd be happy to. Please send money.

:-O

The Moody Minstrel said...

I guess you don't get it.

I guess you didn't get the joke. That was a general (but good-natured) stab at Apple products in general. Both the Mac and the iPod (both of which I use at some point or another in my daily life) have the reputation of being advanced, capable, innovative, but lacking in features, especially considering the price.

I'm aware of what this phone is all about. I'm also aware that half the known galaxy is going through a Pavlovian drool session at this point waiting for it to hit the store shelves.

Yes, it does look and sound really cool.

Don Snabulus said...

I guess you didn't get the joke.

Umm, he got it. In fact, the Dean was taking Moody's lateral and running the ball farther down field. Don't tackle the guy on your own team.

Read it again. Oy!

Dean Wormer said...

Sarcasm and the internet never mix.

Every time I try to be droll I wind up misunderstood.

Is there an emote for tongue in cheek? Maybe that would help.

:-)

The Moody Minstrel said...

As would an emote for "foot in mouth"... :-G=

(Can we replay this down? Please?)