Jim

Therapist, heal thyself

In Unfettered stupidity on September 7, 2007 at 2:19 am

So Apple is apologizing for dropping the price on the iPhone. “Sorry we overcharged you tech-obsessive suckas,” Steve Jobs seems to be saying.

Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs apologized and offered $100 credits Thursday to people who shelled out up to $599 for an iPhone this summer and were burned when the company chopped $200 from the expensive model’s price.

In a letter on the company’s Web site, Jobs acknowledged that Apple disappointed some of its customers by cutting the price of the iPhone’s 8-gigabyte model and said he has received hundreds of e-mails complaining about the price cut.

OK, so people being pissed off over a price cut is funny enough. But that’s only half the story, thanks to this juicy gobbet:

And for many of the iPhone’s early adopters, money is not and never was an issue. They were after the gratification of knowing they were among the first owners of something that was cool, even revolutionary.

“If they told me at the outset the iPhone would be $200 cheaper the next day, I would have thought about it for a second — and still bought it,” said Andrew Brin, a 47-year-old addiction therapist in Los Angeles. “It was $600 and that was the price I was willing to pay for it.”

That’s right, you heard right: The guy who’s happy to overpay for the gadget is an “addiction therapist.”

Scan the rest of the article for signs of the Apocalypse here.

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