Apple locks themselves out of lucrative government market

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Alan Browne, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Alan Browne

    bigdude Guest

    Again, its not about exclusivity. Guess it had to explain coolness to
    anyone over 40. Besides, you can only rant about your corner of the
    globe. Believe me there are lots of places on this earth where iPad
    penetration has been minimal.
     
    bigdude, Feb 16, 2012
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  2. Alan Browne

    Davoud Guest

    Davoud:
    If you had followed this thread instead of jumping in uninformed a week
    late you would know that I talked about places in the USA where the
    iPad is unknown.

    And over 40 has nothing to do with it (says the 67-year-old). I don't
    know where the cutoff is, maybe age 10 or so, but the iPad is still an
    incredibly useful appliance to those over a certain age, we who might
    have once harbored the same delusions of coolness that all kids need to
    outgrow at some point.

    Or did you think that "cool" was an invention of today's youth,
    requiring an explanation for anyone over 40? A family friend who is
    very likely to celebrate his 100th birthday in May describes how *cool*
    he was when he got his first car in 1928. "Or at least I thought I was
    the coolest at the time," he adds.
     
    Davoud, Feb 16, 2012
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  3. Alan Browne

    bigdude Guest

    No, it's you that is uninformed, I've been following this thread since
    it was started by Alan Browne on the 5th. I know you mentioned bumping
    into a couple of hillbillies up-country who didn't know what an iPad
    was. Not quite the same thing. Overseas, tech-interested people often
    get to hear about these things without ever seeing them. Finally one day
    a dude is seen in their town with one, wow! He is seen as being very
    cool!
    For me it's not so much the exclusiveness of Apple products, it's more
    their elegant design and OS which makes them cool to use, to own.
    I'd love to hear a 100 year-old say (croak) that..
     
    bigdude, Feb 19, 2012
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  4. Alan Browne

    Wes Groleau Guest

    I live and work in Indiana's second-largest city.
    Last week, I met two people who didn't know what my iPad was.
    One person asked, "Is that a computer?"
    The other asked, "What is that thing called?"


    --
    Wes Groleau

    It seems a pity that psychology should have
    destroyed all our knowledge of human nature.
    — G. K. Chesterton
     
    Wes Groleau, Feb 20, 2012
    #24
  5. Alan Browne

    DevilsPGD Guest

    I trusted you at least tried to convince them that it's a pad from Star
    Trek?
     
    DevilsPGD, Feb 20, 2012
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