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Stop buying this crap

Stop buying this crap

Former Gizmodo editor Joel Johnson has a new column -- on Gizmodo -- in which he excoriates gadget bloggers and their readers for buying "chromed turds" that are broken, DRMed, overhyped, and useless. The rant is nothing short of breathtaking -- Johnson hits so many nails on the head, he's practically an air-hammer.

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"And you guys just ate it up. Kept buying shitty phones and broken media devices green and dripping with DRM. You broke the site, clogging up the pipe like retarded salmon, to read the latest announcements of the most trivial jerk-off products, completely ignoring the stories about technology actually making a difference to real human beings, because you wanted a new chromed robot turd to put in your pocket to impress your friends and make you forget for just a few minutes, blood coursing as you tremblingly cut through the blister pack, that your life is utterly void of any lasting purpose...

Stop buying this crap. Just stop it. You don't need it. Wait a year until the reviews come out and the other suckers too addicted to having the very latest and greatest buy it, put up a review, and have moved on to something else. Stop buying broken products and then shrugging your shoulders when it doesn't do what it is supposed to. Stop buying products that serve any other master than you. Use older stuff that works. Make it yourself. Only buy new stuff from companies that have proven themselves good servants of their customers in the past. Complaining online about this stuff helps, but really, just stop buying it...

Get it together: every single one of these consumer electronics companies should be approached as the enemy. They work for us. Hold their feet to the fire when they say their product is going to change even a small part of our lives. Circle back again in six months when they're shilling the incremental upgrade and ask them why the last version didn't cut the mustard..."

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ReBlogged by andy rementer on Feb 15, 2007 at 11:55 AM Posted by andy rementer on Feb 15, 2007 at 11:55 AM

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Thanks Andy for this. I completly agree with this guy's opinion. We don't need the latest mobile phone, my old Nokia from 1998 still works perfectly. And we don't need an overpriced iPod, my mp3-player (which is an memory stick as well) for 20 Euros works perfectly fine. Let's try to consume in moderation.

Posted by: Chris at 16.02.2007 09:59 AM



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