Jon Stewart is als zelfverklaard Applostle ('I like Apple products... I got the MacBook, I got the iPhone, I got the new bigger iPhone, that doesn't make calls. I actually just use it tot pretend to my children that I am shrinking. It freaks them out.') zeer teleurgesteld in het gedrag van Apple ten opzichte van Gizmodo ('The cops had to bash in the guys'door?!... Don't they know there's an app for that?') en richt zich in The Daily Show in een emotioneel betoog tot Jobs en Apple:
"Apple - you guys were the rebels, man, the underdogs. People believed in you. But now, are you becoming the man? Remember back in 1984, you had those awesome ads about overthrowing Big Brother? Look in the mirror, man! (Or actually, just look into the screen of your iPad before you turn it on 'cause it is surprisingly reflective, it is truly beautiful, how did you do this?)
It wasn't supposed to be this way - Microsoft was supposed to be the evil one! But you guys are busting down doors in Palo Alto while Commandant Gates is ridding the world of mosquitoes! What the fuck is going on?!
I know that it is slightly agitating that a blog dedicated to technology published all that stuff about your new phone. And you didn't order the police to bust down the doors, right? I'd be pissed too, but you didn't have to go all Minority Report on his ass! I mean, if you wanna break down someone's door, why don't you start with AT&T, for God sakes? They make your amazing phone unusable as a phone! I mean, seriously! How do you drop four calls in a one-mile stretch of the West Side Highway! There're no buildings around! What, does the open space confuse AT&T's signal?!
Come on, Steve. Chill out with the paranoid corporate genius stuff. Don't go all Howard Hughes on us."
Nog beter, kijk zelf (stuk over Apple begint op 1:20).
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
Stewart heeft natuurlijk helemaal gelijk. Wij vragen ons bovendien al jaren af waarom IJzeren Neelie eigenlijk nooit heeft ingegrepen in Apple's meest bizarre communistische afspraak ever waardoor klanten die een iPhone willen worden gedwongen met één provider (en dan ook nog eens T-Mobile) in zee te gaan?