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BoldUlysses
01-07-2009, 09:54 PM
As a Mac user, I was amused by this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faEbTXXCJro), although the "actual work" quip near the end was kind of a low blow. :D

Apostropartheid
01-07-2009, 10:50 PM
I don't think it was that low: it was just highlighting the wheel's pointlessness rather than a perceived lack of production from Macs.

I did enjoy that (saw it on Lifehacker). My favourites are "the attractive peanut farmer marked the term paper" on the spelling suggestions and "I'll buy anything as long as it's shiny and made by Apple!"

borntoslow
01-08-2009, 06:46 AM
What a load of junk, can you imagione how annoying that will get. IS this really going into production?

Millenia
01-08-2009, 08:31 AM
I was so pleased at the end when I realised it wasn't actually a real product...

VIPStephan
01-08-2009, 11:38 AM
What a load of junk, can you imagione how annoying that will get. IS this really going into production?

You should watch it again (and from start to end) and also read the comments below the video… :rolleyes:

This is funny, indeed. At first I thought like: “Eh? It would have to take ages to type something. And the longer I watched it the clearer it became to me. However, they must have really produced that Macbook at least once for the show as this seems to be a real MacBook Wheel (with actual functionality).

But as some people in YouTube’s comments pointed out there would probably – most likely – be people that would actually buy such a crap. As stupid the crap you sell is, there’s always someone even more stupid that would actually buy it.

BoldUlysses
01-08-2009, 01:25 PM
However, they must have really produced that Macbook at least once for the show as this seems to be a real MacBook Wheel (with actual functionality).

I was really impressed by the thoroughness that seems to have gone into the clip... The Onion really did a bang-up job making the "prototype," creating the fake graphical interface, the fake trade show and finding the Apple-looking spokesman. It's very convincing. :)

liorean
01-08-2009, 07:42 PM
Except for the fact the Onion news logo kinda revealed that it was a spoof. Impressive spoof, mind you.

tosbourn
01-09-2009, 03:45 PM
It made me chuckle, and all the people that thought it was a real product made me chuckle even more! Great vid!

FWDrew
01-10-2009, 01:26 AM
quip near the end was kind of a low blow. :D
It's ok, XKCD delivered again and gave us this gem :D
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/windows_7.png

bazz
01-10-2009, 12:11 PM
I laughed when he showed the alphabetical list of everything on the HD. He said that everything in your computer is just a couple of hundred clicks away.

lol.

bazz

gnomeontherun
01-10-2009, 09:10 PM
Yes well the Onion only reports fake news, one of my favorite RSS feeds.

I love the Onion.

PS I'm not a mac hater, just not a bandwagon mac fan. I think this was very much appropriate, as many people (like my wife) claim macs are so great but know so little about why they use them.

FWDrew
01-10-2009, 09:51 PM
Yes well the Onion only reports fake news, one of my favorite RSS feeds.

I love the Onion.

PS I'm not a mac hater, just not a bandwagon mac fan. I think this was very much appropriate, as many people (like my wife) claim macs are so great but know so little about why they use them.

I enjoy the onion as well and saw it as slightly funny. But really, I am sick and tired of all the stupid arguments/debates about mac vs. pc vs. linux

Why the hell it matters to other people what brand of computer or OS someone has is beyond me, like it is really any of their business anyway. Use what you like and get over it. Act like an adult. I happen to use both, prefer macs, and I don't take shots at people who use the PC.

I'm not pointing my comments to anyone in this thread, just some of my observations and feelings in general.

Sorry for the rant, but it's something I have been thinking about.

Drew

gnomeontherun
01-11-2009, 10:04 AM
I enjoy the onion as well and saw it as slightly funny. But really, I am sick and tired of all the stupid arguments/debates about mac vs. pc vs. linux

Why the hell it matters to other people what brand of computer or OS someone has is beyond me, like it is really any of their business anyway. Use what you like and get over it. Act like an adult. I happen to use both, prefer macs, and I don't take shots at people who use the PC.

I'm not pointing my comments to anyone in this thread, just some of my observations and feelings in general.

Sorry for the rant, but it's something I have been thinking about.

Drew

Cheers! People should use whatever hardware, software, and devices they wish. That includes using IE if you like it best. Right on Drew.

Oh and I don't like the new I'm a PC ads, just like I didn't like the I'm a mac ads, advertising is what makes most of us prefer one thing to another, since the masses are easily pliable...

borntoslow
01-11-2009, 10:07 AM
This goes to show that i shouldt throw my opinion around having watched the clip with no sound.

I just sat with my jaw open thinking...this cant be for real.

Well 1 - 0 to onion then, sigh.

FWDrew
01-11-2009, 12:27 PM
Cheers! People should use whatever hardware, software, and devices they wish. That includes using IE if you like it best. Right on Drew.

Oh and I don't like the new I'm a PC ads, just like I didn't like the I'm a mac ads, advertising is what makes most of us prefer one thing to another, since the masses are easily pliable...

Thanks man, glad someone agrees :thumbsup:

I'm totally with you on the ads, I really have never cared for either of the commercials.

VIPStephan
01-12-2009, 11:02 AM
Why the hell it matters to other people what brand of computer or OS someone has is beyond me, like it is really any of their business anyway.

It matters for the same reason why it matters to people if/that they are carrying a Prada bag or driving a big car or wearing Armani suits and having Rolex watches. It’s a stupid status thing. Apple has succesfully established this “I’m an artist. I’m something better than you because I have an expensive stylish thing in my expensive stylish apartment” attitude while Microsoft, among others, had the attitude of providing the cheap “average Joe” computer for everyone.

And because the mass media is so omnipresent with their effort to burn these status images in our heads some people really believe they are something better because they own a status symbol that no everyone can afford (an Apple computer). It’s stupid, we all know, but you can’t get it out of their heads.

And P.S.: I’m a Mac user. But I am aware that it’s just a personal computer as well. A better looking one with superior and more secure operating system and a cooler user community but still just a computer. :D

bazz
01-12-2009, 01:07 PM
lol VIPStephan.

You have just shown me that macs are great value.

you pay for
1. better looks
2. superioriority
3. security
4. cooler user community

AND you get a free PC with it :D

bazz

borntoslow
01-14-2009, 08:55 AM
AND you get a free PC with it :D



lol brilliant



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