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  1.  (6180.21)
    "The cult of Apple" is what bothers me about Apple. Not the hardware, not the software. It's the cult-like mentality of "Apple is God-like perfect and Steve Jobs is its messiah".

    That said, I fear I can offer no good suggestions to Mr. Ellis, as I use my cellphone as.. a cellphone. Not as a GPS, camera, Internet enabling tool, games machine, typewriter or MP3 player. And that's why I spent 40 euros on mine and not 400. (also makes replacing a lost one hurt less)

    But take a moment to consider this : Do you really *NEED* a new cellphone? If you're happy with the one you have, if it already contains all the latest toys and gadgets available to the public, if it serves you well and faithfully.. why change?

    Buy more hardcore IPA instead. So you can keep punching us in the face with your writing. :)
  2.  (6180.22)
    But take a moment to consider this : Do you really *NEED* a new cellphone? If you're happy with the one you have, if it already contains all the latest toys and gadgets available to the public, if it serves you well and faithfully.. why change?

    Because it is starting to fail. Just occasional, tiny, non-critical fails right now. But in my experience it will quickly turn into a barrage of critical fails. And then it will die.

    Buy more hardcore IPA instead. So you can keep punching us in the face with your writing. :)

    I was sent that crate for free!
  3.  (6180.23)
    Then it's a talk topic vs effectiveness face off.

    "Is that a new cellphone?" Why yes it is, my old Nokia was glitching on me, so I bought this lovely little thing to replace it" "How good is it?" "Well it's a step back from the nokia, it lacks this and this and that doesn't work as well and I can't use Twitter anymore. Other than that it's fine."

    vs

    "Is that a new cellphone?" "Well sort of. It's a new cellphone but it's the same model as my old one" "Oh." "Yes. *Looks around in despair* Waitress! More IPA please!"
  4.  (6180.24)
    ...what?
  5.  (6180.25)
    Is there any feature in the swiss army knife like N95 that could possibly be absent on the new cellphone? That would help broaden the search field somewhat.
  6.  (6180.26)
    Almost every argument in the top post could be used against Microsoft. Why does my computer keep crashing? What's this blue screen of death? Why is the market flooded with this OS that isn't ready for public use when there's a better system already out there?
    I use Macs at home, because when I first touched a computer it was an Apple IIe and I've followed the platform ever since. Apple has always been famous (rightly so) for ease of use, and in my opinion they've been (at least) one step ahead of Microsoft with every operating system release.
    But I use PCs at work, and I'm comfortable with them. Because I'm way more effective if I'm proficient with both platforms than if I look at one side and sneer.
    Apple isn't perfect by any means. But when they were the small, cool, hipster company they got by creating products that people wanted, and were willing to pay for. Then all of a sudden Steve Jobs releases the iPod, the iPhone, the iBooger, the iFuckStick, the iWhatever and Apple became The Big Dog in the yard. The same thing happened to Apple that happens to EVERY company that suddenly finds that they are the Big Dog. They change their marketing strategy from "Produce A Good Product" to "Protect Our Big Dog Status." Apple isn't evil, they just fell into the trap every major corporation falls into.
    Steve Jobs is a dick. Everyone knows he's a dick. Even when Apple was cool and hip and independent Steve Jobs was still a dick.
    I don't own an iPod, either. I'm also not in a cult, and I don't think Steve Jobs is a Messiah. I buy Mac products when I want what they'll do for me.

    (Pant Pant Pant)
    I bought the smallest, simplest phone I could find. Because that's what I wanted in a phone.
    There is no right answer.
    I just wish someone would send me a crate of beer for free.
  7.  (6180.27)
    And we're done.

    I've obviously been too benign in the whole "letting people keep their accounts" thing.