Comments: Gadgets that make you look like a tool

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It's amusing to me that you mention Linux, because I'm just about to set up a Linux installation at home. It's for learning and career growth, though so I don't think it makes a tool, or a bigger one anyway.

Posted by Paul Smith at August 18, 2009 08:21 PM

I remember a comedian saying one time "no one ever got laid with a cell phone attached to their belt,"

Posted by arthur at August 18, 2009 08:46 PM

Paul: You can use Linux b/c you're well-versed in the tech. As the article says, a lot of Linux users out there give the whole thing a poor name.

I doubt you fall into that category of users. :-)

Posted by Hube at August 18, 2009 08:49 PM

Art: When I first got my cell about 5 yrs. ago, I wore it on a belt clip for a couple weeks. Then I heard a similar comedic statement and stopped. Immediately. ;-)

Posted by Hube at August 18, 2009 08:51 PM

what the ell is an ipod!? Why does anyone want to listen to poor quality sound and download single songs?! Albums are an artistic body of work, not a 99 cent hit single...one of the reasons we have such crap out there now in the music industry is the ill health of cd sales......

Posted by cardinals fan at August 18, 2009 10:46 PM

I used to wear my cell phone on my belt, but it kept hitting walls and falling off. When I almost lost it a Phillies game, I started keeping it in my pocket.

I think Linux gets a backlash for the same reason that Derek Jeter, Star Trek and Barack Obama do: nothing is as good as their fanboys say they are.

Posted by Paul Smith at August 19, 2009 06:16 PM

I mean ... why?? Get an F'ing grip.

This coming from the man who, a few years back, hosted a whole multi part discussion about the relative morality of Admiral whats-her-name's crew versus the Battlestar Galactica crew.

I'm just sayin'

Posted by JR at August 19, 2009 08:10 PM

FTR, I have a pink iPod - my wife got the super-cool new one when we bought a MacBook, so I got it as a hand-me-down. So I bought pink Skull Candy headphones to match. Wanna make something of it?

Posted by G Rex at August 19, 2009 11:33 PM

OK JR -- which of those do you make use of above? The bluetooth?

Are you really making an issue out of a tongue-in-cheek blog post about toolish gadgets vs. a blog post that actually discussed various philosophical aspects of morality? Sheesh. YOU get an F'ing grip, pal.

Posted by Hube at August 21, 2009 12:59 PM

Oh, just sayin'.

Posted by Hube at August 21, 2009 01:00 PM

Rex: Nuthin' wrong w/a good hand-me-down, my friend!

Paul: Interesting point about the fanboys. And I always carry my cell in pocket now, too.

Posted by Hube at August 21, 2009 01:03 PM

I'm a fan of high-tech gadgets. I love having the newest cell phone or ipod, even though I don't use most of their features. Besides, what really counts for me is design .

Posted by Mandy kredyty at August 25, 2009 09:03 AM