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The Imminent Death of the BlackBerry

June 30, 2012 1 comment

Simple minds are amused by simple things.

Xenocrates

Umm… aren’t these all basically the same device?

While I always understood the appeal of having a smart phone, I never understood the appeal of having a BlackBerry when smarter smartphones exist. While I totally understood why RIM’s BlackBerry devices got so popular, I never quite got why RIM’s BlackBerry devices stayed so popular for so long. It should come as no surprise that the most overrated things are enjoyed by the most underwhelming people. Yet, now that RIM’s demise is imminent, I can’t help but be genuinely surprised that anyone is actually surprised RIM is about to tank.

No, really; you didn’t see that coming?

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10 Stupid Things You Do Everyday

May 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Common sense is an oxymoron

Xenocrates

Feeling Stupid

How smart do you think you really are? If I asked you if you had common sense, how would you answer? Some of you might think that you’re pretty intelligent. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are even some of you who think that you have above average intelligence. If you ever thought this to yourself, then I’m going to prove to you that this is probably not accurate.

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Strange Things People Do

April 5, 2010 8 comments

“While wisdom is the application of knowledge, experience is its only teacher.”

Xenocrates

Tiger, Uppercut

While watching the parade of idiocy that perniciously masquerades on the world scene through the efforts of the tepid human souls that find themselves caught up with them, I am compelled to observe that the quality of human nature is not quite as high as I imagined. People do some really strange things.

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Made in China, Part 1

February 7, 2010 7 comments

China is a lot like a hot chick that is scheming to divorce you, take half of all your stuff and then sell it back to you at a profit.

Xenocrates

Over the last couple of months, I and a few of my colleagues partook in what I could best describe as part of a grander initiative by the Chinese government in opening up China to the rest of the world. Our seven week experience however, turned out to be an ordeal that gave the expression “Made in China” a whole deeper meaning – and I’m afraid, it wasn’t overwhelmingly positive.

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