There’s a lot of technological advancements that fall short of their potential, not because of any shortsightedness during development, but because idiots and lemmings are the first to embrace said technology, causing all future effort to be spent on developing for asshats.
Twitter. This is definitely one of those technologies. Let’s not talk about a company that can’t even manage to turn a buck off of the most malleable and gullible of society. No, let’s talk talk about a company that can successfully exploit those people. Let’s talk about the iPhone.
See, I think the iPhone is a fantastic piece of technology. When you remove the fact that it’s developers manage to remain egotists in spite of the fact that they can’t manage to foresee the most basic of needs from their users and integrate something every competing product already has. No, if it wasn’t a device developed by a company that makes their money by taking your consumer rights and squashing them flat, I’d own one.
But it is, so I don’t. I do however watch the news for the latest apps, which leads me to my point. See, a large majority of the people that own an iPhone will never come close to maximizing it’s usefulness. No, they’re going to use the phone for some of the most asinine tasks imaginable. Here’s some fantastic examples of what “Joe iPhone” might be doing with their incredible marvel of technology.
1) Order a pizza.
4) Grow hair back.
I am telling the truth when I say that I’ve found hundreds more. Too many to sort, really so I can’t even give you a sorted list. I just grabbed 5 and ran with them.
I know what you’re thinking and your’e right. There’s some fantastic apps out there. It doesn’t change the fact that the number of useless apps far outweigh the useful and people are stupid enough to buy them.
If I look deep inside, I may just be angry that there’s not a bowel movement app for the Blackberry.