Welcome once again to another fun filled edition of the Best Commenter Ever. Today the CrunchDunce makes its triumphant return after going on a brief hiatus, and more Apple shenanigans inspire some of our best comments.
Andy Cogbill‘s analysis of planned obsolescence landed him the first spot.
Seth – you make great points here. And you’re probably also totally accurate in your assessment. But the greater question that has to be asked here is, colloquially, “Yeah? So??”
Apple makes ALL of their money introducing new products on specific timetables and, mysteriously, “disappearing” the previous generation models the very day the new gen device is released. Planned obsolescence is a business model, and Apple has perfected it. People are STILL going to be climbing over each other for MONTHS — probably close to a year — to get a first-generation iPhone, and then *poof*, a new product will be on the shelves with new features.
And then people will want that one. They will forget about gen 1 and lust after gen 2 — and this includes owners of the gen 1 iPhone. Step 3, Profit++.
So you and I can talk till the cows come home about how annoying planned obsolescence is, but at the end of the day, iPhones are still going to be sold out for months after the release, and Apple will make gobs of cash. And the release of Gen 2 will be JUST as hyped as Gen 1’s. And everyone will still love apple.
Chuck‘s impression of Safari put him in second.
“….and Internet Explorer and some Windows users appear to be militantly anti-Apple (why the hate? It’s a dumb company), …”
Not hate, just alot of people tired of being told something is better when it clearly is not.
Make that 999,999, I already uninstalled my copy.
Finally, nightwing‘s reaction to the wii being only as powerful as the xbox squeezed him into todays edition.
Too bad this guy fails at math. Wii is almost exactly 1.8 times a powerful as GameCube. GameCube is only slightly less powerful than X-box. Even though Wii lacks shaders, it is generally approximately 1.5-1.7 times as powerful as Xbox. This is a basic fact that this guy apparently missed. The fact that the Wii audience has no qualms about the console’s lack of power compared to the other two currently marketed systems makes what he said even more redundant.
And now, the reason you clicked that “read the rest of this entry” link… CrunchDunce.
Our winner for today earned this prestigious position after writing his entire comment in caps and generally raping every grammatical rule in the English language. You deserve it henk.
CRAPPY CELL PHONE $ 200 + IPOD $ 250 = $ 450
Iphone = $ 600
ULTMATE COOL FACTOR COST $ 150
U THINK TOO MUCH, U TALK TOO MUCH, U NOT HAPPY WITH THIS, THEN UDON’T BUY
OTHERS WILL IN DROVES – TO BOYS THIS LIKE MAKING PHONECALLS WITH CAMERON DIAZ’S LEFTHAND, FOR GIRLS LIKE TALKING INTO JUSTIN’S
IPHONE WILL BE BIGGER THAN IPOD ULTIMATELY