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Fri, Sep. 7th, 2007, 12:54 pm

Everyone one else has an opinion on the great Apple price drop of 2007 - so I'll put my spin on it as well. I haven't read anyone else with the same opinion, so maybe this will add a new thought to the mix.

First: my empathy towards early adopter is about the same as John Gruber's: If the phone wasn't worth $600 to you, you shouldn't have bought it

Second: I think that Apple actually did everyone a favor with the initial pricing. They had a certain number of iPhones to sell and needed to set a price. They could have set the price lower, but more people would have bought them at the lower price, creating more scarcity. The secondary market would have noticed and bought up all the phones. The only way to buy an iPhone would have been to to pay some eBayer well over $600 for one. With the initial price, the gray market was discouraged, and everyone who was willing to pay the high price got an iPhone (and didn't have to go to eBay to get one). Even better for Apple, they didn't have to give up that revenue to the secondary market - they got to keep it for themselves.

Wed, Sep. 5th, 2007, 09:57 pm

So I bought a printer from Dell. Now I have a laptop, a desktop and a multifunction printer all purchased from Dell. And I've got to tell you, every time I buy something from Dell, it makes me feel dumber.

Take this printer for instance: one the surface it may look like a nice multifunction (printer, scanner fax) that you can use over your home network from any of your computers (except for your mac of course). You get it hooked up and it seems to be just that.

However, it takes a call to their crack support team to confirm that (per the specs of the printer) you can only scan two sided documents through the ADF if you are connected via USB.

Fri, Jul. 20th, 2007, 02:15 pm

Mitt Romney on Science, "I don't think that is a need."

I'm so glad my name's not Mitt.

Fri, Jul. 6th, 2007, 10:04 am

While driving my bus yesterday (It's finally all fixed!!!) and looking at the cars around me, I identified a sure-fire method to tell if the war has lasted too long. Let's call it the jingoistic ribbon method of of hostility duration analysis.

If the war has lasted long enough that your first "Support the Troops" magnetic ribbon has faded to nearly white and you've had to replace it with a new "Support the Troops" magnetic ribbon, the war has lasted too long.

Or, more generally, the proportion of the populace who are willing to "put up with this shit", is inversely related to the space on the back of an average sedan that is not covered by jingoistic magnetic ribbons.

Mon, Jul. 2nd, 2007, 04:43 pm

I just got a voicemail from the GrandCentral crew announcing that GrandCentral has indeed been acquired by the Google. Nice work guys! GrandCentral is a fantastic service that has been helping me tremendously as I move between multiple offices and phones.

Fri, Jun. 15th, 2007, 10:29 pm

Ha ha! I used to work with this guy at the same company. Oddly enough there is another LF bug around the corner from my old house in SLC on a bench in front of a store.

Thu, Jun. 7th, 2007, 12:25 pm

If I get this message from you over IM:

hey!! you really have to check this site http://www.msnfactory.com/en it's awesome, now you can see who blocked or deleted you !! try it right now (Y)

Then I know that you were dumb enough to give some random site your MSN password.

Thu, May. 17th, 2007, 09:00 pm

Jesus, Matt - I fucking hate these memes:

Leave me a comment and I'll...
1. Tell you why I friended you.
2. Associate you with something - a song, a color, a photo, etc.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Associate you with a character.
6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
7. Tell you my favorite user picture of yours.
8. Ask you to post this in your LJ in return.

Thu, May. 17th, 2007, 08:56 pm

I like the idea of showing up somewhere saying, "Hi, I'm from the Internet."

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