‘No Longer Joe Cool’

Steven Riggins on the $200 iPhone price cut:

One person on IRC said “I don’t have a ton of cash to burn, I could have used that $200.” Well apparently he did have the cash to burn and burn it he did. He gave it to Apple. Willingly. They didn’t twist his arm. They asked a price, and he paid it.

But now the self esteem kicks in. He’s no longer joe cool on the block. In fact, any schmuck with $200 less can buy one and laugh at him.

That is why people are upset. Being laughed at, poked fun at. It was all good as long as they had the phone that others could not afford. Now more people can and those early adopters are less special.

Thursday, 6 September 2007