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    (This post is not about iPhones vs. Android phones, but the psychology of following the crowd.)

    Today I explained to a friend of mine at work why the Android phones are better than the iPhone. He had asked me about the iPhone 4, and I stated I was against buying one. I said they were the best of the previous generations, but the Android tops them all. The only thing the iPhone has over the various Android phones is extended battery life.

    As we parted ways, I left him with one last passionate statement: "The reason I hate the iPhone is that they are a piece of crap - but everybody wants one!"

    My prediction is that on the basis of this last statement he will buy an iPhone.

    We'll see!
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    That's what you get when you try making your SJ friends rationals.
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    A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
    A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '


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    Quote Originally Posted by mal12345 View Post
    "The reason I hate the iPhone is that they are a piece of crap - but everybody wants one!"
    isnt this the case with all apple products but ipod?

    i mean you could get 2 PC computers that are both twice the better for the price of new mac, not to mention that macs cant run nearly all programs, so its crippled besides being overpriced.. yet many people want them because ITS A MAC!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    isnt this the case with all apple products but ipod?

    i mean you could get 2 PC computers that are both twice the better for the price of new mac, not to mention that macs cant run nearly all programs, so its crippled besides being overpriced.. yet many people want them because ITS A MAC!!!
    They have to use a Windows parallel, and with all the fancy graphics on a Mac this only bogs it down worse.

    That's why Apple is more successful selling other devices besides computers. The main office here uses Macs and I laughed the other day when they got some kind of gay porn virus on one. Most of the employees in that office are the boss's kids and wife. Nepotism abounds wherever the type 8 rules. But I didn't know his daughter was into gay porn. They act like they don't have genitalia in that family (Catholics).

    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    That's what you get when you try making your SJ friends rationals.
    He hasn't decided on a phone yet, I was only making an educated prediction. After all, he's the one who said "Everybody is going with the Mac these days," and when I asked him who has one, he thought for a moment and said, "the upstairs office." (Does this make him an SJ?) I didn't know they were "everybody," but in their eyes they are the whole world.
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    Ever notice that people rarely ask for advice without already knowing what direction they want to go, whereby they ignore dissenting advice and solely retain advice that agrees or validates?

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    There are valid reasons for doing what everyone else is doing. Designs get more refined. You are more likely to find help with something. Being able to more easily communicate with others. For phones specifically, better quality apps.

    I know this all first hand because I swim upstream when it comes to tech (I'm a Linux guy), and these are the sorts of things that bite me in the ass on a regular basis.

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    Well, I can see the point of buying windows or a mac just because "everyone else" has one. Personally I use linux, and from my perspective there is no way windows or mac could develop to a level where I'd prefer either of them over linux. But, I'm sure that for a person not familiar with computers, it would be nice to ask advice from almost anyone concerning any problems with the OS. And, of course there is the idea that windows and mac "just work". And they are advertised quite a lot. So, I don't find it particularly amazing that people prefer them.


    Quote Originally Posted by Qlippoth View Post
    I know this all first hand because I swim upstream when it comes to tech (I'm a Linux guy), and these are the sorts of things that bite me in the ass on a regular basis.
    Which linux you use? I've been on Arch for some months now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mal12345 View Post
    (This post is not about iPhones vs. Android phones, but the psychology of following the crowd.)

    Today I explained to a friend of mine at work why the Android phones are better than the iPhone. He had asked me about the iPhone 4, and I stated I was against buying one. I said they were the best of the previous generations, but the Android tops them all. The only thing the iPhone has over the various Android phones is extended battery life.

    As we parted ways, I left him with one last passionate statement: "The reason I hate the iPhone is that they are a piece of crap - but everybody wants one!"

    My prediction is that on the basis of this last statement he will buy an iPhone.

    We'll see!
    Welcome to my world. I get, on a daily basis, why aren't you on Facebook? Why don't you get an android? I was buying a bunch of strawberries the other day and some woman asked if I was having a party? No I'm making jam. You mean canning?? Who does that anymore? Kerist...shut up.
    I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolla View Post
    Which linux you use? I've been on Arch for some months now.
    I've got Arch on my server. A bastard version of Ubuntu on my netbook... Gnome(or Unity) uninstalled, Xmonad installed instead. Slack on a junk laptop to mess with.

    I like Arch. I did Gentoo several years ago, I really liked it, but not the compile times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    Welcome to my world. I get, on a daily basis, why aren't you on Facebook? Why don't you get an android? I was buying a bunch of strawberries the other day and some woman asked if I was having a party? No I'm making jam. You mean canning?? Who does that anymore? Kerist...shut up.
    Without trying to sound chauvinistic here, I've seen that it's the realm of women who have to meet the expectations of other women. Men aren't similarly hounded into conformity, but more so in high school where for most it's nothing but a big social club. I remember being told by a guy to tuck in my shirt. In fashion I was ahead of my generation with the sloppy look, even baggy pants if I could get them. I own the sloppy look. I am the sloppy look.
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