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  1. zuben el genub

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    Just another religious nut that thinks he is more than what he is. So to get attention he he has to pick on something more popular than religion to get air time. Quite sad I must say. Let's look in his home. I bet he has an apple product somewhere hidden.
     
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    That he does. From the article:

    He sure picked a curious way to not criticize Steve Jobs and Apple, though.
     
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    "The consumer society was laid down by the late Steve Jobs coming down the mountain with two tablets, iPad one and iPad two"

    I like the way he put it. Very biblical. LOL

    Thing is, I saw "the Apple culture" and iConsumerism first hand today at a Beijing Apple Store(a real one). For a start the place had more burly security people than Apple sales staff, then there where about 50-60 touts outside the place peddling grey market iPhone 4, NOT iPhone 4S. You just do not see that kind of thing at any other store, except Apple.
     
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    He is right in some respects. We have people who post on here using text shorthand, kids that have trouble communicating face to face with friends, people so busy getting Facebook friends that everything else is ignored, or they have to post about every little thing they are doing.

    My "right to the phone" supersedes your safety on the road - meaning "I will text as I am more important" while driving.

    Some do have their priorities screwed up.

    What's strange about this - some think they are really into a private world. But the more they depend on devices for entertainment, information, etc. - the less privacy they have. Verizon has an ad service that you have to opt out of. Google has some crap, too. If marketers want the phone - they subsidize it!
     
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    You can hardly blame the texting while driving and the texting shorthand on Apple. Did the iphone add fuel to the fire? Yes. But these were problems even before the iphone. You should blame people's lack of self discipline.
     
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    The Chief Rabbi has contacted the INQUIRER to offer some context around the comments he made.

    "The Chief Rabbi meant no criticism of either Steve Jobs personally or the contribution Apple has made to the development of technology in the 21st century. He admires both and indeed uses an iPhone and an iPad on a daily basis," says a statement sent via the Director of Communications and Programming at the Office of the Chief Rabbi.

    "The Chief Rabbi was simply pointing out the potential dangers of consumerism when taken too far."
     
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    All phones do it, but Apple's advertising for ease of use can make people think that any stuff can be done in 2 seconds and they can drive at the same time.

    Apple used to advertise the computers that way. Remember Mac vs PC?

    Corollary to Murphy's law:
    Never think you can do a computer or device task in 2 seconds. The faster you go - the behinder you get and the device conks out.

    All phone advertising should carry a rider about not texting and driving.
     

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