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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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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Contest Fever

January 9, 2008 at 8:58 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

For the past month I’ve had contest fever.  I’ve also gotten those around me to participate.  I’ve entered a lot of contests and won things here and there. The contest I entered most recently was for Vans in which I had to design a shoe.  It was due not too long ago, so I still don’t know how I did.  The first place winner gets a new mac computer, a 500 dollar shopping spree for Vans, and their design goes on a shoe.  The runners up get a shoe with the winner’s design.

Here’s the shoe design I entered:

create_on_canvas.jpg picture by galaxyalpha

The theme of the shoe is music.  I put music notes on the side, a person listening to music on the front, and head phones in the back (although you can’t really see them).  I’m afraid that the person may look too much like the people in the itunes commercial.  What do you think?

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