I’ve decided to try writing this blog again. I think it will be a good exercise in communication and writing…etc. It seems everyone and their mother has a blog these days, either to record their post graduation adventures, complain about post graduation problems, or babble about some hobby. I’m pretty sure this will primarily consist of the second since I don’t have any current adventures. There might be a side of the the third option since I do like talking about my hobbies (kayaking, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, etc). My predilection for social commentary could also be referred to as a hobby, which will also be a significant theme in this blog.
To start this off, I’m going to talk about the media’s reaction to the new iphone 5. I haven’t read extensively, but I have noticed several blogs making fun of the concept. They seem to center around the point that iphones haven’t changed much between models. Despite this, people seem to want new ones.
And on ABC they tested to see if anyone really cared how it was different from the iphone 4. They gave iphone 4s to a bunch of random people and told them they were iphone 5s.
Perhaps the recognition of the absurdity of the fetishism of Apple products comes from Apple’s repeated claims to novelty. Every “new” product is described as paradigm shifting, game changing, or revolutionary. And while a couple of them were, the iphone 5 clearly is not.