Stephen Fry haalt uit naar Smartphones
Op zijn blog heeft de Britse komiek Stephen Fry op zijn eigen manier in ongezouten bewoordingen eens flink uitgehaald naar de makers van diverse Smartphones.
Het stuk is hilarisch om te lezenen ook niet te vertalen. Helaas is de site op het moment dat ik dit post even uit de lucht. . .
Daarom heb ik de leukste stukken, in het Engels, uit zijn verhaal geknipt. Je kunt ze hieronder lezen.
‘We know what an insult to the human spirit were some of the monstrosities constructed in past decades. An office with strip lighting, drab carpets, vile partitions and dull furniture and fittings is unacceptable these days, as much perhaps because of the poor productivity it engenders as the assault on dignity it represents.
Well, computers and SmartPhones are no less environments: to say "well my WinMob device does all that your iPhone can do" is like saying my Barratt home has got the same number of bedrooms as your Georgian watermill, it's got a kitchen too, and a bathroom."
Over enkele toestellen:
Sony Ericsson M600i: "Just how dumb are the software engineers, designers and marketeers at Sony E? [It's] the clumsiest, most asinine method of internet connection ever devised. We spend our lives inside the virtual environment of digital platforms - why should a faceless, graceless, styleless nerd or a greedy hog of a corporate twat deny us simplicity, beauty, grace, fun, sexiness, delight, imagination and creative energy in our digital lives?”
Nokia E61 and E61i: "Possibly the ugliest objects ever designed by man. Simply disgusting to look upon, handle or use" and "which are so f***-off ugly that you stretch your eyes and wonder at who on earth is running Nokia"
De Palm Foleo: "Palm have produced a item that EVEN I DO NOT WANT"
En natuurlijk komt ook Windows Mobile aan de beurt:
“Let's look at the WinMob now. The HTC Touch is called (by idiots) an iPhone killer because it comes without a keyboard and makes a brief and rather feeble nod towards the idea of a strokeably operated touch-screen offering a silly cube transformation effect with big buttons. Oh, and the Touch is WinMob 6 rather than 5 (you won't notice the difference - a quite cool coloured line fribble in the agenda which shows you which days of the week are busy is the best addition, otherwise it's virtually indistinguishable from WM5).
Zijn conclusie: Phones Suck!