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7 September 2007


The Return of the iJokes

The furor over the iPhone’s $200 price drop continues. Now, there are all kinds of reasons to be mad about this if you’ve already bought one. I imagine I’d be pissed. But Gruber makes a good case for why you can’t really consider this unfair, and Lord Jobs did the right thing by offering a $100 rebate to all the early adopters he burned. So, really: this might be kind of bad for Apple in the short term, but I’m sure it’ll blow over soon. Coolness and beauty trump all, in the long run.

No, what I’m most worried about is the resurgence of the old “iSomething” trope. It’s seems to have risen from the dead and found its way into the op-ed pages of the Post. Today’s paper has a article called Poked in the i, with this subheading: If I were an iPhone owner, I’d be hopping mad. I’d be iRate.

Good lord people. The iMac was released in 1998. Haven’t you worked all of the iJokes out of your system yet? They’re not funny, ok? They were never funny, but they’ve now entered a realm of post-not-funny that we like to call Annoyingstan. Anyone who makes any fucking iJokes in the next couple of weeks gets instant citizenship in Annoyingstan. You’ll get a little bungalow next to Paris Hilton, right down the road from Suze Orman. You’ll have a weekly tennis game with Doctor Phil.

You don’t want that, do you? No, of course not. So please. Let’s try to weather this storm without calling it an iStorm, or referring to anyone’s iBalls, or having any brilliant iDeas. Ok? We can do this. We really can.

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17 June 2008 @ 8am

You know what? iCompletely agree with you. its gone too far now, for too long.

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