Apple's stupid, patronizing iPad commercial

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    RichA Guest

    RichA, Jan 22, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    PeterN, Jan 22, 2014
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    Mr. Strat Guest

    RichA is an expert on everything.
     
    Mr. Strat, Jan 22, 2014
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    Mayayana Guest

    | Designed SO much to appeal to 20-something elitist urban liberals with a
    magnified sense of self-importance. You can practically smell the smugness.
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    .... and the desperation. I remember that age well.
    Inviting a young woman to climb a mountain with me
    to watch a sunset, carefully selected wine, cheese
    and apple in hand. Then we'd reach the top, looking forward
    to our carefully planned peak experience, and I'd squirm
    inside, almost aware that there was something missing
    in my quest for meaning. Unsure of quite how to achieve
    that peak experience... Are we blissed out yet?

    Being somebody is a tragic thing. :)

    I actually saw the first part of that ad and didn't know
    what it was. The initial, inane line about poetry, though
    unexpectedly dramatic, was so frivolous and intellectually
    sloppy that it was enough to know that an ad was
    starting. Click. That was all I saw. I'm not really surprised
    that American consumption addicts look for God in gadgets.
    What surprises me most is that there are still people who
    watch ads on TV. Then again, I guess if you don't watch
    major network ads then you don't know where God is hiding
    out. :)
     
    Mayayana, Jan 22, 2014
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    RichA Guest

    I don't know how good that marketing is. You see, our liberal Toronto rag, the "Toronto Star" newspaper ran ads like this three years ago, and I mean they were EXACTLY like the Apple ad, minus the Apple. Their sales dropped 40%.
     
    RichA, Jan 22, 2014
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    George Kerby Guest

    George Kerby, Jan 22, 2014
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    George Kerby Guest

    Yo'! U bee hidin from yo Mayor, mon?
     
    George Kerby, Jan 22, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    There are at least two schools of thought about experts:

    1. The twisted Latin derivation:

    Ex = has been;
    Spurt = drip.

    2. In general, the only experts are those who can look at rumpled
    sheets, and tell you whether it was done for love, or money.
     
    PeterN, Jan 23, 2014
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    Whisky-dave Guest

    Maybe that's because people started reading their 'rag' on mobile devices was why their sales dropped. I doubt people didn't buy the rag because they didn;t like the ads. I don't like ads in TV programs but it doesn;t stop mewatching them, I mute and/or fast forward through them.
     
    Whisky-dave, Jan 23, 2014
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