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Friday, September 07, 2007


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I'm not sure, but I think the only thing you can buy at an Apple store without exceeding $100 store credit is a T-shirt that says "I Got A Lauch-Day iPhone and You're a Luddite Loser." I hear they're on deep discount.


Great comment, Dan.

As for Spibby's original post, I have a little more sympathy for the whiners than does he. I'm never an early adopter of anything. Normally, I'm in the group when the largest number of sales are made and market penetration achieved. Nonetheless, the normal time distance between early adaptation and price cuts is a bit longer than this. While I don't think they had a right to anything from APPLE (as Spib notes, they paid what they were willing to pay), I don't mind hearing them whine a bit about it.


I agree that the early adopters have no right to expect a longer "early-adopter period" than they got, but I also think that part of the, "they paid what they were willing to pay," was based on a time-frame of being one of the few "early adopters."

Like John, I'm seldom an early adopter of commercial (especially personal gadget) technology. I'd much rather be an early adopter of (free/share) open source technology than pay a premium to experience "find the bugs."

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