Skip to main content

iPad 2, Steve Jobs - Easy Targets

Steve Jobs
It's easy to be cynical about the recent launch of the iPad 2. Maybe the original iPad had a rounded back and space for a camera deliberately so the back could be flattened and a camera added when the iPad 2 was released without Apple having to redesign anything?

In other words maybe original iPad could have been 33% thinner and include a camera right from the get go? Only Steve and the boffins at Apple really know for sure. I suspect the camera was left off as a cost cutting measure until Apple were sure they had a market for the iPad. Despite the buzz surrounding the originals launch you can never be 100% sure if a product is going to tank or not.

Apple has become a lot like Google these days. Both used to be the cool companies that everyone would work for (and we could collectively curse the sins of Microsoft with) but both are fast following in the original evil corporate giants footsteps. A company people either love to love or love to hate for no logical or rational reason.

Apple's products are specifically designed for ease of use. It's one of the reasons they've done so well without having to pack in more features than anyone else in the market. It's that reputation that gives the impression that Apple converts will buy anything with an Apple logo on it. I mean why would you buy an iPad when there are other tablets with more features and flash capable? It doesn't make sense to non Apple fans.

This makes Apple and Steve Jobs something of an easy target for parody and it got me to thinking, what if Steve Jobs isn't quite the genius we all imagine? Sure he's great at presentations but what if he's the idiot... uh... 'test subject' that Apple design all their products for. If Steve can't use it then it goes straight back to the drawing board.

That's how my animation below came about... [Warning : Coarse Language]



Related Products on Amazon:

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Bukirk Glamping - Camping in Style, Clare Valley, South Australia

Glamping is for those who want to experience the outdoor lifestyle of camping without foregoing the luxuries of basic motel accommodation.

Bukirk (pronounced 'Buh -kirk') Glamping, located on a rural property, in the Clare Valley, just outside of Clare, South Australia, is by far one of the best accommodation experiences my partner and I have enjoyed to date. Although Bukirk's Facebook page says you could bring a family (I guess additional bedding can be arranged?), everything is more clearly targeted at couples, looking for a romantic getaway where the accommodation is a memorable part of the experience, and not just somewhere to stay.

Virtual Reality Addiction Meets Online Shopping and Death!

I'm certainly not the first person to predict the idea of immersive virtual worlds. Movies like Tron (1982) and The Lawnmower Man (1992) are two of the earliest popular culture references to the concept I can think of, off the top of my head. Then of course there is The Matrix (1999) where the VR world idea really hit the mainstream big time.

However, back in early 2005, the practice of online shopping, with real money, for digital products in virtual worlds like Second Life (which was more cutting edge back then) began to meld in my mind with the idea of corporations controlling that experience through marketing and advertising.

The Awkward Amy Schumer Interview That Wasn't Her Fault

Last week comedian Amy Schumer participated in a very awkward interview with Mamamia, Columnist/Journalist/Senior Editor (sorry I'm not sure which job description is most appropriate) Monique Bowley. The interview went so badly that Monique simply had to just own it and write about just how badly it went, and podcast about it as well. Even better the whole interview was captured on video which you can watch below as a precursor to my thoughts on the aftermath.

Movie Review: Avengers: Infinity War (2018) *Spoiler Free*

Ten years in the making and Marvel finally releases part one of the Avengers versus Thanos, A.K.A. Avengers: Infinity War.

After seeing all 18 films in the MCU prior to this, and liking most of them, I was pretty confident this movie would not disappoint.

Other than a few minor issues - that are all my personal taste and in no way reflect on the quality of the film - it really delivers. Thanos is indeed the big, bad villain of the MCU that we've been antcipating.

BEILEXING Autocycle Style ABS Cartoon Building Brick - 378pcs - COLORMIX - Motorcycle kit Product Review

The first time I saw the Beilexing Brick Motorcycle Kit I thought it was nothing short of stunning. I'm not even a fan of motorcycles in general but the detail of this set and how much it captured the spirit of a real world motorcycle really impressed me.

Then I saw the set cost considerably less than a similar sized kit from the Lego Technic range I just couldn't pass it up.

When the kit arrived it did not disappoint. Made from ABS plastic the bricks are fully compatible with, and are of comparable quality to, official Lego bricks. I did notice that the tires and chain links seemed a little less sturdy than their Lego equivalents but beyond that you'd be hard pressed to say the quality of the parts wasn't almost as good.

The model is 35.00 x 10.00 x 6.00 cm / 13.78 x 3.94 x 2.36 inches in size and should be no trouble for intermediate to advanced builders to construct with a clear, and easy to follow instruction manual.

A sheet of decals is included for you to stick …