Well, I was considering buying a shiny new 24″ iMac as my next computer upgrade. Was. Until I saw their new advertising tagline earlier this afternoon.
The new iMac. You can’t be too thin. Or too powerful.
Now somebody probably thought this was a smartypants hipster take on the Duchess of Windsor’s gaggingly inane comment (I always got the impression she thought she was being, like, totally Dorothy Parker with that one), but … WTF? Harriet Brown has awarded the marketing department a Leaden Fork Award, which really ought to go in a few eyeballs over at Apple.
I’m going to have to go into the Apple Store and hang around being blatantly fat right near the iMac counter or something. Smug bastards. I don’t care how much faster it runs Adobe CS3 anymore. Not going to buy one, not even if it comes with three ponies and a Hello Kitty made entirely out of rhinestones. I should have known things were heading this way when those Mac vs PC ads came out – the smarmy ‘Mac’ character gave me the irrits; he seems like the kind of “progressive” guy who inevitably turns out to be a concern troll.
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