Is it truly 1984?

February 7, 2011 at 12:13 am (commercial, technology) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

In 1984, Apple had a commercial played at the Super bowl that made commercial history.

Years later, at the Super bowl, this Motorola Xoom commercial makes obvious reference to the 1984 commercial.  While its awesome I can’t say I’m going to go out and get a Xoom.  I kinda still want an ipad, even if that will leave me in the sea of sameness that is 1984. And too bad Motorola isn’t the only company making digs at Apple commercials right now. Tmobile got there first with the I’m a mac and pc campaign they’ve been on.

How do you like this Motorola commercial? Thing Apple turned into the bad guys from 1984 with its dominance over the mp3 and tablet markets? In 1984 Apple was the challenger that brought change to the market. Today who doesn’t refer to an mp3 as an ipod?  Or refers to a tablet as an ipad? Is it truly 1984 and can Motorola do what Apple did in 1984?

Kagehime

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Copycat

December 6, 2010 at 7:28 pm (commercial, technology) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

I’m going to talk about a commercial.  Talking about ads is part of what I do anyways. But this one I noticed for this one to its similarity to the Apple ads.  At first I thought it was. I knew that I’m a PC was not planning to be in any more commercials so I just assumed they got new people for the roles.  So much for assuming. Its actually a T-mobile ad. I almost mistook it except it was bashing the iphone for its AT& T service. If I didn’t pay attention to it I would have except I paid attention because of the similarity.

I don’t want to run out for 4G with Tmobile.  In fact I don’t want Tmobile.  Tmobile’s currently 4th in the race for phone service.  What does this say about its service? Is it good? How far is its coverage? I know this ad is claiming Tmobile is better than AT&T, but at least AT&T is number 2 in the race.

And the other thing about this commercial I still think iphone from seeing it. I don’t think about whatever other phone is associated with Tmobile. I might not know any phones with Tmobile…the Evo? And do people get the service for the phone? Or the phone for the service? If people get the service for the phone I’m not sure how helpful this ad is, but maybe it’ll get people thinking.

Personally I have Verizon because they bought out Alltel. So far I haven’t had any service problems, but I’ve yet to upgrade to a smartphone.  If I do upgrade I don’t want Tmobile unless they can show me awesomeness.  My eyes are currently set on the iphone. The Droid seems more technologically advanced than what I would have use for.  Really I had someone show me all the thing the ipod Touch could do before I decided to get one.  I wouldn’t have bothered to get it otherwise. Maybe the Droid isn’t actually more advanced, but that’s exactly what I think from seeing the commercials and I’ve seen more people with iphones than Droids so its not on my list to get or even look at.

What did you think of this ad? And what kind of smartphone do you have or want? 

Kagehime

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Survived Hell Week

December 4, 2010 at 2:22 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

Hell Week is over. I guess I wasn’t one of the 300 Spartans who went to their death, because I survived. Even though I survived Hell Week I went into it with everything I had and before I could tell you any of this I had to sleep the sleep of the dead.  I was absolutely exhausted. I’m still tired so I’ve wrapped myself in mindlessness which is basically all the things I haven’t had time to do for like the past month.  I went back to read manga, watch Glee…really anthing just to relax.

During Hell Week, an ipod Touch that I’m in the process of buying really saved me.  I was able to check my email without turning on my computer and it allowed me to not have to print.  I could just walk around with the script for each presentation and study it at whatever time of night or day I was able to. Without that I would have gotten even less sleep than I already did. And at the point I was at I was already blacking out.  My body was just ready to collapse…no one should ever let themself get that tired. I know I just sounded like an ipod ad…the kind for which people volunteer to talk about a product…its probably the effect of hearing so many advertisements…It would be really neat to get free products when you talk about them, but for that I would really need higher viewership on my blog. As it is now I highly doubt Apple would care that I’m writing about their products. 

But if they do care or if you know a lot about the mac and like them, I’m planning on buying a mac and its so freakin’ expensive I keep having doubts as to whether I really do want one.  Does the laptop have as much life improving functions as the Touch? Cuz that Touch is really helpful. Keynote would be really nice and so would the touchpad. What else does it have?

Kagehime

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Now trending, this is i, and the curse of the copycat

January 18, 2010 at 7:16 pm (technology) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

There’s too much copying and mass production of the same thing going on and this will lead to the curse of the copycat in which everything will be the same, but produced by different companies.  I for one like originality.  See what’s not.

Like the apple invented the lamp and etc.  And this makes a good analogy for the Iraq war too.

Yahoo‘s got now trending like its twitter.

                          Nexus One                                                               Iphone

There’s igoogle and its copy of the iphone with the nexus one.

Kodak’s got a flip camera and so does someone else.

Where does the copying end? Certainly not with generic medicine or store brand foods. Maybe I should start referring to everything personal as I, the ifriend, the i enemy since there are so many iproducts and programs and not all of them belong to apple.

Kagehime

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