“Do you remember last summer’s iPhone hysteria, when hordes of nitwits camped out for days on sidewalks outside Apple Stores so they could be first to purchase an overpriced, underperforming smart phone? At first I found the spectacle kind of funny, but then I found it depressing. Those people weren’t camping out for the phone. They were making a statement about who they are. I’m sure that makes Steve Jobs and his marketing minions happy, but there’s a whiff of sadness to the whole thing,” Daniel “Fake Steve Jobs” Lyons wrotes for Forbes.
Lyons asks, “How empty must your life be to drive you to seek meaning from consumer electronics?”
MacDailyNews Take: We actually know people who have friends that go to these lines with them, Dan. People also meet other people with similar interests in these lines all the time, Dan. Think of it like camping out, only on a sidewalk instead of the woods. It’s a party. Why do you think camping out and partying with friends is sad, Dan, you royal asshole?
Lyons continues, “We’re about to witness the ugliness all over again. By the time you read this, Apple should have announced the second-generation iPhone at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on June 9. Once again idiots will be camping out on sidewalks.”
MacDailyNews Take: By the way, how empty must your life be to drive you to pretend you’re a major CEO who posts diary entries online? Did we mention that Dan Lyons is a royal asshole?
Lyons continues, “Great as the iPhone may be, I’ve held off on buying one. It surfed too slowly, and I’m generally reluctant to buy the first version of any tech product. Now I’m ready to take the plunge. As soon as the overnight campers clear out, I’ll be there with my credit card.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Surely millions will now be camping out at Apple stores worldwide because some Forbes frigtard with zero iPhone experience proclaims it’s now suddenly okay to buy an iPhone, as if the first iPhone wasn’t revolutionary enough.