- 08-01-2007, 12:14 PM #2
- 08-01-2007, 12:17 PM #3
That quote can be applied to Microsoft, Dell, Starbucks, KFC, and dozens of companies.
Dig a little deeper and you'd see the iPhone in it's current form is quite the antithesis to Ghandi.
- 08-01-2007, 12:40 PM #4
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- 08-01-2007, 01:35 PM #6
Regarding the quote itself:
1. who ignored the iPhone? Apparently from the forums since it was announced no one here is.
2. Who is laughing at it (beyond surur that is)? Critiques and comments isn't laughter.
3. Who is fighting it (again surur doesn't count, he's unstable ) , everyone else I see seems to be debating specific points but generally don't have anything fundamentally against the iPhone. Wackos on the other side of the debate perceive some to be attacking but they don't count either.)
4. And as far as winning, it already is a winner from day 1. It isn't an underdog that needs to struggle to survive, but in one fell swoop made underdogs out of many that previously were leaders in the industry.
- 08-01-2007, 02:28 PM #7
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- 08-01-2007, 04:11 PM #10
Couldn't this just as easily sway the other way around? I've seen plenty of iPhone supporters (fanboys) doing the ignore you, laugh at you, then they fight you thing. How many posts in the 10 things that suck about the iPhone thread (and in every other iPhone forum) are iPhone users bashing Treos and other smartphones?
- 08-01-2007, 04:26 PM #11
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- 08-01-2007, 06:32 PM #14
This has been interesting. Judging by the numbers of posts you guys have made, you all seem to spend most of your free time reading and posting to this board, and also thinking about and using gadgets.
I like gadgets too, which is why I spend some time here and on other boards.
Yet, you are all so quick to debase as petty, wordly and inconsequential the subject you all devote so much attention to when the words of Ghandi are applied to the subject.
I would hope you are all posting to politcs, human rights and philosophy threads in numbers proportional to the level at which you find those subjects more material than gadgets, no?
- 08-01-2007, 07:49 PM #18
This is all distractions/entertainment which is why your OP is so senseless off base.
As far as what we do with our free time and whether it meets your standards just set is also inconsequential. Don't turn this into some profound judgment about the posters at TC instead of your silly post.
- 08-01-2007, 09:32 PM #20
I didn't "turn this into some profound judgment about the poster sat TC instead of (my) silly post." I did the opposite.
You (and some others) got morally indignant at my bringing Ghandi into a discussion about a phone. That was YOU making the "profound judgment".
My response about whether you guys spend any time discussing politics, etc. was simply to point out that YOU were being judgmental and hypocritical in expressing reverence about a subject that you seem (based on your time on this site) to care little about. By contrast, most of your leisure seems devoted to discussing gadgets.
I didn't think I was being "elliptical." But now at least I have spelled it out for you.
As for the point of the OP, it speaks for itself, as much as you pretend not to understand.
But to humor you, just read the "10 Things..." post. You people have been ridiculing and tearing each other to shreds since the phone was released.
You're right about one thing; maybe you guys did skip the "silence" stage.
- 08-02-2007, 01:23 AM #22
And yes a bunch of us judged what you inferred (but we abstained from personal attacks) based on your thread title and post. That's what you get for starting a thread that served no purpose but to criticize individuals and flame (or a poor attempt at humor). Get over it.
Don't like negative reactions to things you post? Then don't start such a silly thread.
So quick to judge the lives and interests of those you don't know, aren't you?
So whereas we critiqued just your analogy (if you can even call it that), you judged everything about us based on what you want to be true (a personal attack).
(a) How do you know what we do in our leisure time?
(b) How do you know what we do/don't "care little about"?
(c) How do you know some of us aren't native to India, part of the Sindhi diaspora?
Simple. You don't. Or maybe...
(d) Maybe we just find your "point" poorly made?
This is all a straw man: presume we don't care about Ghandi enough, therefore our critiquing of your post is not valid. As if one logically entails the other!
Why do you care what other people do so much? We choose to post there, you choose to read it or ignore it. (BTW, that thread is hilarious and if you take it too seriously, well...too bad)
But you felt so above it all you had to start a new-thread to what, teach us a lesson? To make a profound judgment about posters here at TC, especially in that thread?
You deserved the mockery you received for this thread. You used Ghandi in a failed attempt to make some kind of point, not us.
- 08-02-2007, 01:56 AM #23
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