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We’re Doomed … Doomed I Tell You!
January 10, 2007, 10:02 am
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I saw this in Malaysia yesterday …

 … so what chance have the rest of us got when people who profess to not covet material possessions are seen shopping at bloody Versace?

Mind you, given Apple have finally got round to launching their iPhone [having banged on about doing one since ’98] who can blame them.

Can you hear that noise?  Can you?  I think it’s the senior folk at Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and Samsung all shitting themselves.

Now given the slightly updated iPod Nano made World news … I daren’t imagine how much press this is going to generate. 

Sure it’s not 3G … sure it’s not going to be available for some time … but I’ll sooooo be buying one, if only to make my numerous other iPOD’s feel their family is complete!

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Show off. Then it’s not like you paid for your Apple stuff is it. No wonder your office has more gadgets than Bond and looks more like the control centre at NASA. Yes I am jealous.

Comment by Pete

you are not an early adopter, you’re a techno victim.

Comment by andy@cynic

What’s so wrong with being a techno-victim?

Comment by Rob

I think the answer to your last question is implicit in the word ‘victim’. To me, this word doesn’t conjure up the most positive of associations.

Think about it Rob, you’re currently having what can only be described as an affair with a robotic rabbit and you’re wondering what’s wrong with being a techno victim!?

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Comment by Rob

Of course I am, but that’s beside the point. You’re still a techno-victim and a technoholic!

Comment by fredrik sarnblad

Thank you – that’s the nicest thing you’ve ever said about me.

Comment by Rob

Nicer than expected, but I don’t think its enough to make me chuck away my actual ipod…

Comment by Rob Mortimer

I wish I had your power …

Comment by Rob

Im a gadget nut, I just dont have enough money (or people throwing freebies at me) to get everything I want… sadly.

If you get chucked two however, feel free to ship me one!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Hahaha … if I get chucked 2 and I don’t break my phone and no one on ebay offers me millions for the ‘spare’, then I assure you, you will have it with my blessings.

Comment by Rob

Haha, so thats a no then…

Comment by Rob Mortimer

I’m a technophobe. Nothing sounds like vinyl, phones are for talking and I haven’t the foggiest how to sort out wireless. Thank you lot blog or I wouldn’t have a clue what my nephews talk about.

Comment by Northern Planner

Ah, im with you on the vinyl though.

Comment by Rob Mortimer

If you think there is any chance in hell I’d let you give away a “spare” iphone to anyone but me, then maybe you’re too stupid to be my other half… You have been warned.

Comment by Jill

At least your other half has good taste in phones Rob, though I think she missed the sarcasm in both our posts!

Hi Jill!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

She has better taste in phones than her men, poor thing.

I think she got the sarcasm, she just wanted to make sure I didn’t somehow make a promise as stupid as the ‘10 QUESTIONS’. [Which I’ve started to write and will be up tomorrow or Friday – God Help Me!]

Comment by Robert

I’ve known you longer than Jill or Rob. Can I have any spare phone that is going please? Pretty please? Come on, you’re 36, you’re supposed to of outgrown gadgetitus by now; start by handing over the goods to me, a young looking 35 year old.

Comment by Pete

Pete, there is no SPARE phone ‘going’ because there is no phone ‘going’ in the first place. We never got/get anything free from Apple [bar a few iPods] because everything is part of a contra-deal with them.

It’s about ‘swapping’, not ‘giving’. [Well, that’s our story to the tax man and I’m sticking with it!]

Right, gotta go and promise the other half that any extra free/contra phone I/we get, will be going to her. Unless I get a higher offer, hahaha!

Comment by Rob

Lets do a bit of Swap Shop…

Comment by Rob Mortimer

36? How can you have done so much and still be only 36? I’m so depressed. Good job I look like an Adonis while you resemble a rough looking 63 year old or I’d be suicidal. Look forward to your answers boss, especially to my question.

Comment by Billy Whizz

It’s abit late to start creeping now Billy! As for you looking like Adonis, more like a bald Fabio … but you’re right about me looking like a rough 63 year old. But then I think it gives me an air of maturity … but we both know that’s bollocks. Night.

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