OK so you can buy a whole song for $.99 from the iTunes Music Store. But for the privilege of using 30 seconds of the same song as a ringtone? Another $.99… Weak, very weak.
Oh and those of you who just had to have an iPhone in June, July or August, or even yesterday. The cost of that “gotta have it” comes out to about $200. Even worse, there are those who bought an iPhone, hacked out the phone features and just used it as an expensive ipod with wifi and web browsing capabilities. Could have saved $300 if you’d waited until today.
Add it all up and I see many signs of arrogance in the Applesphere. I say this as a huge Apple fan, but they are not treating their loyal customers right. This will come back to bite Apple.
Oh and the new Ipod Nano is ugly. I smell a bait and switch scheme.
Bizzyblog (link in comments) points out that if you bought the iphone in the last 14 days, you can get your money back. 15 days ago: So sad for you.
Fixing computers, however, was not fun. Heres how it usually went:1. Decode the symptoms from the users terrible use of computer terms. I pity anyone who performs this step over the phone.
2. Fight with hordes of spyware apps, viruses, and shortcomings in Windows to restore the computer to a clean, usable state.
3. Talk to the angry user 3 months later when the system is back to an unusable state, and convince them that this is not my fault and I am not obligated to come fix it for free. Or, if Im lucky, the customer will be nice and Ill just have to feel guilty accepting their money again to fix the same problem.
4. Go to step 1.
Boy does THAT ever hit close to home.
And that is why the unofficial motto of datapoohbah:Â No, we won’t fix your computer!
Read the whole thing, you have to be in IT to understand why it’s depressing, but trust me.Â It is.