Sunday, April 18, 2010

Injustice

News:
JERUSALEM—Israel this week has been blocking travelers from bringing Apple Inc.'s new iPad* into the country saying the device's wireless technology threatens to create interference with other products, a move that has puzzled people both in Israel and Silicon Valley.
I just don't understand what Israel thinks all those unemployed iPads milling around in Gaza are gonna do. Play checkers?

*How is it that everyone agreed to capitalize the names of these products as Apple would have it done?

8 comments:

J— said...

It's a good thing Norway's prime minister didn't get routed through Israel in his trek back home.

mikey said...

Yes, well, the massive power output of the iPad's atomic WiFi devastator ray causes those innocent Israeli access points to literally (and I mean literally) explode like so many Phoenix Palms in Bimler's heated imagination.

Apparently, studies done by a joint investigative team of Shin Bet and Mossad along with Michael Oren and headed by Avigdor Lieberman have revealed that the WiFi power output of a single iPad is intense enough to bring down the separation barrier at Beit Iksa...

ckc (not kc) said...

I thought "interference with other products" was Apple's strategy, if not their raison d'etre?

Another Kiwi said...

It's a surgical strike on Apple and completely within the rules of engagement and anyway they deserve it.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Release the Kraken!

P.S. Word verification: dimpook. Is there some w.v. implementation that lets S_McG (IF that is his real name) make these up himself?
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M. Bouffant said...

No different than Kleenex®©™ or any other brand name.

I'm troubled by the possibility I'll have to start a sentence w/ "iPod" someday & the entire brain will lurch to a halt as I try to decide between "IPod" & "iPod."

Smut Clyde said...

How is it that everyone agreed to capitalize the names of these products as Apple would have it done?

Using CamelCase = "I iz L33T hak0rz".

M. Bouffant said...

Tain't just Israel. It's the Universities too.