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Erbo
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Icon 1 posted March 23, 2009 14:28      Profile for Erbo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
From MSNBC, a list of 7 gadgets that make you look like a jerk:
  • The Blackberry. Hey, though, if it's good for Obama...or my brother...
  • The Bluetooth headset. (In some circumstances, though, like driving in California, it's required.)
  • TiVo. Yeah, it's a digital VCR, not a cure for cancer.
  • MacBook Air. And half of GeekCulture will disagree with this one...
  • iPod accessories. Another half of GeekCulture will disagree with THIS one.
  • Linux. And anyone who didn't disagree with one of the last two will disagree with this one. [Smile]
  • Segway. Unless you're The Woz. [Big Grin]


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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted March 23, 2009 16:29      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Erbo:

[*]The Blackberry.

Agreed.

[*]The Bluetooth headset.

Agreed.

[*]MacBook Air.

Disagree.
And I want one.

[*]iPod accessories.

Do car adaptors count?
If so, I plead guilty.

[*]Linux.

Disagree.
And I plead guilty, several times.

[*]Segway. Unless you're The Woz. [Big Grin]

Agree, but I still want one.

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geekygoddess
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Icon 1 posted March 23, 2009 18:00      Profile for geekygoddess     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey guys, I use at least three of those on a regular basis and I am NOT anywhere near a jerk or a bitch! I am just very in tune with my technological side! [Big Grin]

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Bibo
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Icon 13 posted March 23, 2009 19:20      Profile for Bibo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
They missed one:

#8 News articles that tell you if you are cool or not based on what you wear, read, watch or listen to.

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Icon 1 posted March 23, 2009 23:53      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Bibo:
They missed one:

#8 News articles that tell you if you are cool or not based on what you wear, read, watch or listen to.

I forgot, what you wear, read, watch, listen to and altogether do doesn't make you cool or not cool, it's if your mother tells you you are cool or not cool.

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Callipygous
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Unsurprisingly MSNBC didn't see fit to add the Zune, a Windows mobile smartphone, or one of those table thingys to the list. Hard to believe that anyone cares what a Microsoft owned company thinks is cool or not. They are not exactly famous for having their fingers on the pulse

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GrumpySteen

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I disagree with them all simply because none of those gadgets will automatically make someone look like a jerk. They all have their uses. The thing that makes someone look like a jerk is how they decide to use their gadgets and that transcends the list and applies to all gadgets.

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Colonel Panic
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Wow,

None of the above. I must be getting old.

CP

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Mac D
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I think a Segway makes you look more lazy then a jerk. And the Mall cops that have them just looks funny.

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