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CES 2013: 5 Dumbest Ideas
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Artoo45
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1/13/2013 | 10:58:54 PM
re: CES 2013: 5 Dumbest Ideas
How did you miss QuantumMan's downloadable medicine booth? It's both dumb and dangerous. Booth 35853.
Mark in NY
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1/13/2013 | 10:36:08 PM
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Are you people kidding me????? Trade Shows are the ultimate reflection of what CUSTOMERS are willing to pay for......so shut up...if you don't see it, it means that YOU don't see it...as a long time Software Product Marketing Manager I can say with authority that someone, somwhere made a business case, a proposal and a requeast for funding based on the Voice of the Customer.
Who gives a rat's A$$ what you so called "reporters think" if the can sell it and make money there is no such thing as a dumb idea...unless of course you are a card carrying democratic lacky of the anti-business administration.
My sincere hope is that you cut your finger looking over the bling-infested cover, that you get infected and die from beri-beri or some equally awful disease.
Otherwise get out of our pool, and go taklk about something you DO understand, like hybrid cars and other nonsense, maybe carbon footprints and global warming
Morons, all.....
XiroMisho
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1/13/2013 | 9:58:27 PM
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yo Dawg... I heard you like expensive cases, so we made an expensive case to protect your expensive case while you protect your expensive phone!
XiroMisho
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1/13/2013 | 9:57:39 PM
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something many tech people still feel is the case, in all honesty, and while people are buying them up like crazy still doesn't really mean the device is useful or a wise purchase. Tablets are a trend, I'll admit, however in all honesty I've yet to find a use for having one - yes, still. The 7 inch ones are at least a bit more weildy, but I only recently became interested after the Windows tablets hit. Before I get the Apple fanboi's panties in a bunch it's not because it's MS, it's because these newer tablets promise to run a full OS and not a mobile OS. The "Mobile" OS has been a cop-out for engineers to take a break and not push as hard as they could to get all the performance possible out of these devices. the iPad could do so much more, so very much more than it can now, it's major limitation is the fact it runs a mobile OS still, despite it's improved processing power and memory.

If apple sold a tablet running MAC OSX, bam, I'd own that in a heart beat - but iOS? Eh... it's still no sale. But that's because I'm a techie, and I know I cannot multi-task on the device, as any tech writer is also a techie, the iPad was not made for us, it was made for grandma and grandpa, for mom and dad, for the people who do not want to customize, configure, or install things. It's designed for the non-computer people, and that's why the entire Tech community, from bloggers to market analysts, didn't expect the iPad to sell. Apple took a big risk with the iPad, and it worked out great, but if they want to sell even more tablets they'll get a MAC OS version like MS has a Windows 8 version coming soon.
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1/13/2013 | 9:05:47 PM
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Thanks for the comment, sorli. The HapiFork could be useful for people who have acid reflux or similar conditions that require pacing the rate at which one eats. I think some of the other shortcomings noted above limit its value as a broadly appealing way to monitor one's diet. But if the fork helps thousands of people to lead healthier lives a year or two from now, more power to them. I'm skeptical but I'll happily admit I missed the boat.
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1/13/2013 | 9:03:14 PM
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I AGREE!
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1/13/2013 | 9:02:31 PM
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+1
Michael Endler
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1/13/2013 | 9:01:42 PM
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Thanks for the comment, John. You make a fair point-- a lot of people like the bling, and there's definitely a market.I was referring more to aesthetics than sales potential--and I'm okay being out of touch on that one. Still think a case that costs more than the device it protects/ decorates is silly, though.
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1/13/2013 | 8:46:37 PM
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You need a case to protect that $650 case.
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1/13/2013 | 8:43:16 PM
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What was it InformationWeek said about the original iPad? Something about a heavy, oversized iPod with a niche market at best?
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