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2013-02-17 09:50:09 AM
3 votes:

Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?


Real men carry watches just like they carry pocketknives. We don't carry cell phones because we're too damned busy doing things with our hands, not acting like women.
2013-02-17 09:00:42 AM
2 votes:

Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?


I can't speak for anyone else, but I usually walk around with my phone buried in an inside pocket of my suit jacket (which during the winter is underneath a buttoned-up topcoat) and only have a pair of headphones with a microphone sticking out so I can listen to my music and take calls.  So while yes, there is a clock on my phone, if I'm out and about it's faster and easier to turn my wrist than to dig out my phone, check the time, and put it away again.

Plus, I find it to be much more difficult to be suave and/or discreet when checking the time on a phone.  If I'm meeting with a client, the last thing I want to do is to look impatient.
2013-02-17 08:08:25 AM
2 votes:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

Well.... Because Apple.

Geesh


Your hate for Apple is rivaled only by the GOP's hate for a black POTUS.
2013-02-17 11:30:11 AM
1 votes:

dumbobruni: Terrible Old Man: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

Real men carry watches just like they carry pocketknives. We don't carry cell phones because we're too damned busy doing things with our hands, not acting like women.

real men break concealed weapons laws?


Even in "nanny state" UK it's legal to carry penknives, leatherman's, etc. Bigger knives are 'subject to reasonable use', so a six inch knife if you are a chef travelling home from work or on a camping trip is perfectly legal. A six inch bowie knife while trying to enter a nightclub or a football match is an offensive weapon.
2013-02-17 10:51:24 AM
1 votes:

dumbobruni: Terrible Old Man: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

Real men carry watches just like they carry pocketknives. We don't carry cell phones because we're too damned busy doing things with our hands, not acting like women.

real men break concealed weapons laws?


Real men are giving you an incredulous look like you just shat on the carpet then wiped yourself with the drapes.
2013-02-17 10:21:04 AM
1 votes:

dumbobruni: Terrible Old Man: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

Real men carry watches just like they carry pocketknives. We don't carry cell phones because we're too damned busy doing things with our hands, not acting like women.

real men break concealed weapons laws?


Not in free countries and states. Carrying a pocketknife is a natural and responsible as a tire jack in the car and smoke detectors in the house. It's a tool. I've used my pocketknife hundreds of times. Never stabbed anyone though. It's no more of a weapon than a baseball bat is a club. Both resemble things that used to be common weapons hundreds of years ago but now are common tools for everyday uses/sport. Sure they can be used as weapons. So can anything. I can hit you over the head with my printer. That doesn't make it weapon.

Try thinking instead of feeling next time. You might be surprised how the world looks through a sensible mind and not a scared heart.
2013-02-17 10:09:03 AM
1 votes:
Shrinking a cell down so it fits on your wrist will probably just give you a crappier signal, fewer functions, and lower battery life in one convenient package.
2013-02-17 09:41:49 AM
1 votes:

steamingpile: Robo Beat: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

I can't speak for anyone else, but I usually walk around with my phone buried in an inside pocket of my suit jacket (which during the winter is underneath a buttoned-up topcoat) and only have a pair of headphones with a microphone sticking out so I can listen to my music and take calls.  So while yes, there is a clock on my phone, if I'm out and about it's faster and easier to turn my wrist than to dig out my phone, check the time, and put it away again.

Plus, I find it to be much more difficult to be suave and/or discreet when checking the time on a phone.  If I'm meeting with a client, the last thing I want to do is to look impatient.

If you are meeting with clients you sure as fark aren't going to have this toy on your wrist, unless you're a toy salesman.


There is not 'discreet' way to check time with clients.  If you're checking time, people are noticing. rolling your wrist to check and flashing your antiquated bling is no more or less than whipping out the phone.  You could easily say 'I'm sorry, my wife is sick, I had to check her text' or some other bullshiat.

You LIKE having a watch. That's fine.  It's still outdated technology.  Hell, there are even circles where you 'have' to have a watch to do business, it's a boys-club thing, like needing the 3-piece armani and the overpriced car and trophy wife.  It's just part of doing business.  But it still doesn't mean there's a logical reason for it, any more than there is for ties.
2013-02-17 09:14:06 AM
1 votes:

Robo Beat: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

I can't speak for anyone else, but I usually walk around with my phone buried in an inside pocket of my suit jacket (which during the winter is underneath a buttoned-up topcoat) and only have a pair of headphones with a microphone sticking out so I can listen to my music and take calls.  So while yes, there is a clock on my phone, if I'm out and about it's faster and easier to turn my wrist than to dig out my phone, check the time, and put it away again.

Plus, I find it to be much more difficult to be suave and/or discreet when checking the time on a phone.  If I'm meeting with a client, the last thing I want to do is to look impatient.


If you are meeting with clients you sure as fark aren't going to have this toy on your wrist, unless you're a toy salesman.
2013-02-17 08:57:35 AM
1 votes:

digistil: Your hate for Apple is rivaled only by the GOP's hate for a black POTUS.


You forgot to somehow work in Nazis.

JMacPA: Also, where did the whole "you have to invent a completely new class of product every year or else you've failed as a company" mantra come from?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence
2013-02-17 07:58:59 AM
1 votes:
i46.tinypic.com
2013-02-17 07:46:40 AM
1 votes:

Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?


Because you don't really need the cellphone?
2013-02-17 07:23:50 AM
1 votes:

Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?


To ensure muggers are able to see your expensive hardware instead of risking that you might not have something worthwhile in your pocket or bag?
2013-02-17 07:09:45 AM
1 votes:
I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?
2013-02-17 06:52:02 AM
1 votes:
"We were the first to come up with this idea and others stole it from us"

I can see it now

//used to own a g-shock until it died, 15 years after I got it.
2013-02-17 06:37:54 AM
1 votes:
www.rei.com
It'll be a cold day in hell when an Apple product gets between me and my trusty G-SHOCK
 
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