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[MSNBC]Gadgets that make you look like a jerk

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Stumbled across this while catching up on someone headlines. It's a quick read. Amusing.
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According to a recent Pew study, almost 90 percent of American nuclear households (married with kids) have multiple cell phones. How that happened when other studies keep demonstrating cell phone use by men is associated with less "motile" sperm is anyone's guess.

But again, gadgets are a conundrum. The iPhone, for instance, still has no copy-and-paste, which kind of sprains the brain doesn't it?

Further enhancing gadgetry's yin and yang nature is that while sometimes tech makes you appear hip, assertive and dynamic, it can just as easily make you look like an utter pain.

So, before you rush out to buy Apple's new laptop or BlackBerry's new Storm, click the arrows above for seven high-profile gadgets you might look cooler without.
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post #2 of 49
Seems like an introduction to an article, but still amusing.
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These points are pretty accurate, but the whole article has a sour tone. These gadgets only make you a jerk if you act like a jerk. I can't say I've ever heard anyone brag/boast about using TiVo, though. More accurate title would be "Things you own that other owners' attitudes ruin for you." I'm glad they included the "Cool If" part, because that basically means "this is how you should be using your technology, in a content fashion".

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Originally Posted by Humanfactor View Post
Seems like an introduction to an article, but still amusing.
PROTIP: There's more than one page. Click "Next".
Edited by Solertia - 12/12/08 at 10:58am
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Seems like an introduction to an article, but still amusing.
It is an introduction. That's why the source was included - so you can enjoy/hate the entire article.
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QFT on the blutooth things. Every time I see someone wearing those in a non business setting like wal mart, the first thing that pops into my head is "douchebag..."
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Hmm, do I detect a slight conflict of interest? Two things from Apple, Linux, and the TiVo make the list from a news source owned by Microsoft and a broadcast TV company (NBC).
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Originally Posted by Solertia View Post
More accurate title would be "Things you own that other owners' attitudes ruin for you."
I think that pretty much sums it up for me. The writer even hates on TiVo. Are you kidding me?
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Originally Posted by Humanfactor View Post
Seems like an introduction to an article, but still amusing.
Well, if you clicked on the link and actually read the article........


Edit: slow to respond, seems like it's been addressed, lol.
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Originally Posted by TnB= Gir View Post
QFT on the blutooth things. Every time I see someone wearing those in a non business setting like wal mart, the first thing that pops into my head is "douchebag..."
I recently saw a "trendy" business-type guy in a TGIF that was quite obviously on a first date- he had one stuffed in his ear the whole time- I'll bet she was thinking ^^ too!

Good witty quick read;
Has to be from an expat Brit./Aussie contributor!
Includes; "sod off", "ponce" etc.

The Linux one's pretty appropo for some of the discussions--("ArgyBargy" ) here!
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Should replace Blackberry with iPhone and remove Linux.
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