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The Macalope: Lies, damned lies, and non-sequiturs

#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:30 AM

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#2 User is offline   Roedael 

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  Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:39 AM

How interested are you in the future?

1 - Very Interested.
2 - Somewhat Interested.
C - I LIKE KITTIES.

That's got to be one of the best yet!
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#3 User is offline   Kennethfcooper 

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  Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:47 AM

I would buy an Apple watch, if it did an insanely great job of telling time.
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#4 User is offline   StefN 

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  Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:11 AM

Never let financial types near the numbers.
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#5 User is offline   quakerotis 

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  Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:15 AM

What about the kitties? Do they want an iWatch?
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#6 User is offline   Peter02l 

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  Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:38 AM

Sorry Macalope, this survey is not a complete waste. We now know for certain what percentage of investors don't have a watch.
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#7 User is offline   k88dad 

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  Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:45 AM

I'm thinking that a fourth option...

4. What's a watch?

...would be popular in today's world. I have watches, but only because I'm old enough to remember when cell phones were something that the rich had in their cars. You tell time with your phone.
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#9 User is offline   ingus 

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  Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:52 AM

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I would buy an Apple watch, if it did an insanely great job of telling time.

That's another matter entirely...

Someone once asked the Rolex CEO how the watch business was, to which he replied "I don't know, I'm not in the watch business.".
I'm more of a "Woz" guy...
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#10 User is offline   AdamC 

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  Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

This Louis Bedogan is an Apple bashed per se and like most of Forbes's contributors the spin is always negative.

It's a good thing that Apple iDevices users have a mind of their own and know what quality is.
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#11 User is offline   FourTwoFive 

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  Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:11 PM

I tracked down the article, and the funniest part is that a "Forbes Contributor" pointed out the stupidity of it in the comments

Screenshot: http://puu.sh/25d8f
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#12 User is offline   Hologram 

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  Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:30 PM

37% of "investors" don't own a watch??

Now THAT is a story!!

This post has been edited by Hologram: 19 February 2013 - 12:31 PM

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#13 User is offline   mikecornell 

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  Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

Not to mention the fact that Apple is a master at giving us things we don't even know we want....which kind of obliviates the need for the question in the first place.
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  Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

I do not understand why Forbes, a name that was for decades a highly regarded source of business news, now allows its name to be associated with this type of pseudo-journalsim. That is the real story here -- the degradation of a former American institution.
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#15 User is offline   Sigivald 

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  Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:37 PM

Hell, I wouldn't be excited by the mere idea of A Notional Apple Watch.

I might or might not be excited by *a specific actual Apple Watch*.

I am, like the Macalope, not really sanguine about the idea of an "iWatch". Apple *could* innovate something so awesome it'd be compelling.

Me, though, I think this has "Pippin" written all over it if it ever happened, and probably isn't more than a rumor.
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