posted on Aug, 16 2005 @ 10:57 PM
There is a deeper meaning here, if you look closely.
Witness the desperation of the lower, non-tech people who have no computers yet realize how vital computers are. The desperate message here is clear:
"I must have a computer and I cannot afford one."
Problem #1: Finite Number of $50 Apple Laptops.
Problem #2: A Line.
...Hello? Obviously there's going to be issues of "cutting" in line when you are afraid that guy in front of you (and his friends) might get
laptops but you won't. People want to live the lifestyle they see on tv, and it involves laptops and the internet, this much they know.
These people shouldn't be allowed to have computers, frankly. They'll just lose their data or screw their lives up way too badly. They are
fantasizing about what a mac laptop looks like (most of these apple i-books are crap on toast) and seeing themselves as tech-enabled (which they
obviously are not). What will happen is that some friend will load the thing, they'll try to use it and it'll fail within three months, along with
all their data.
What they should do is pool their money, as neighbors or friends and buy a laptop among them. But see, the selfish gene says "No. It must be mine.
[Side Note: This is also an opportunity for a new series of Steve Jobs-ian billboards. Picture a woman wetting herself holding an i-pod with the
caption, "I'd piss myself for the revolution!" ...Now that's consumer loyalty.]
Here you go, straight offa EBay:
APPLE iBOOK CLAMSHELL M2453 LAPTOP 6GB +AIRPORT
Winning bid: US $177.50
Product Family: iBook G3
Processor Speed: 350 MHz
Hard Drive Capacity: 6 GB
Memory (RAM): 32 MB
...Not really worth running your neighbor over for, I'd say.
[edit on 16-8-2005 by smallpeeps]