[NTLK] Einstein, Android, new Hardware, old Hardware

Forrest Buffenmyer newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
Wed Nov 30 20:16:39 EST 2011

Samsung's new smartphone ad infuriates me. It featuring "Apple fanboys" (a PC 
magazine's description) standing in line waiting for a new iOS device (presumably, the iPhone 4S), while passersby use Samsung devices that--the point of the ad being--they did not have to wait in line for. Insert obvious comment here.

I hate stereotypes! Just because I use and admire Apple products does not make me a "fanboy". Instead of taking a higher road (as Apple usually does in its ads), why not bash the competition?

I was always taught that you don't speak badly of the competition (the exception being if you quote facts)...instead you talk about the advantages of your product.

I, too, have had some pretty junky Samsung devices. Ugh.

Interestingly enough, the phone that is shown in the ad was soon one-upped two days later by a better model.


Sent from my First Generation iPad

On Nov 30, 2011, at 9:19 AM, Jon Glass <jonglass at usa.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 4:32 PM, Matthias Melcher <mm at matthiasm.com> wrote:
>> We are trying to perfect the Android implementation of Einstein and we have come quite far. I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note
> The only shame about all this is the name "Samsung". I've had such
> horrible experiences with their hardware, from printers, to cameras to
> phones, that I decided to no longer give them my money. I just don't
> trust them any more--and then they went and did Apple the way they did
> just drives home my decision to not give them my money any more. If it
> were on any other company's hardware, I'd be happy... just not
> Samsung... But that's just me...
> -- 
>  -Jon Glass
> Krakow, Poland
> <jonglass at usa.net>
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