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The Macalope Daily: Same time next year

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:30 AM

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  Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:23 AM

Happy New Year Macalope.

"He would never begrudge Zitron his choice of giant, stylus-bearing phone. Enjoy! We will be across the bar laughing at you, but enjoy! "

Hummm...that's begrudging....
Or is it irony? Or is it irony stuffed in "begrudingness"? Does it begrudgingly come with a stylus? I'm confused...
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

Dear, Mr. Macalope! Have a most glorious New Year!

I'm looking forward to more great writing and my morning laughing fits... My wife always knows when I'm readying your stuff.

Cheers!
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  Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:52 AM

Typos becoming common.

This post has been edited by LelandHendrix: 01 January 2013 - 08:54 AM

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  Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

Happy new year Mr. Macalope! Pundits like Mr. Zitron who go on and on about (maybe) leaving Apple remind me of the words to a Groucho Marx song:

Hello, I must be going!
I'm here to say I cannot stay,
I must be going!
I'll stay a week or two.
I'll stay the summer through.
But I am telling you,
I must be going!
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  Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:34 AM

You CAN use a stylus with an iPad or iPhone, you just don't have to.
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  Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

I'm a little worried. Is that okay?
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  Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

Reading his column honestly makes me wonder if he ever used an iPhone at all. I think even one of Bill Gates' children, who have been forbidden from ever using an iOS device, would quickly be able to find an email they sent 15 minutes ago if you handed them an iPhone.
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  Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

Or he didn't know to use spot light search?
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  Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

If I were in a bar and saw a macalope laughing at me, I'd likely stop drinking and ask the bartender to call a cab.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:23 AM

View Postmackerr, on 01 January 2013 - 11:34 AM, said:

You CAN use a stylus with an iPad or iPhone, you just don't have to.

True. You can use the others with or without a stylus too. An often omitted point though is that the Samsung Stylus is no ordinary stylus. It's more like a Wacom digitizing stylus. BIG difference with the normal conductive styli out there.
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  Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:32 AM

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Happy New Year Macalope. "He would never begrudge Zitron his choice of giant, stylus-bearing phone. Enjoy! We will be across the bar laughing at you, but enjoy! " Hummm...that's begrudging....


Being "amused by" is not the same as envying or resenting, so no begrudging.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:48 AM

View Posttfmeehan, on 02 January 2013 - 07:32 AM, said:

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Happy New Year Macalope. "He would never begrudge Zitron his choice of giant, stylus-bearing phone. Enjoy! We will be across the bar laughing at you, but enjoy! " Hummm...that's begrudging....


Being "amused by" is not the same as envying or resenting, so no begrudging.

Not if being amused in a mocking sort of way...
On one hand "It's certainly your right to use another inferior product", but "we'll laugh at you if you do". That's begrudging. Doesn't make him a bad person, but it is begrudging.

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  Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

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tfmeehan said
Happy New Year Macalope. "He would never begrudge Zitron his choice of giant, stylus-bearing phone. Enjoy! We will be across the bar laughing at you, but enjoy! " Hummm...that's begrudging.... Being "amused by" is not the same as envying or resenting, so no begrudging. Not if being amused in a mocking sort of way... On one hand "It's certainly your right to use another inferior product", but "we'll laugh at you if you do". That's begrudging. Doesn't make him a bad person, but it is begrudging.


Well, only the Macalope can tell us what his intention is behind the laughing but even mocking does not, necessarily, constitute envy or resentment, and so, does not qualify as, by definition, begrudging.
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