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(Kotaku)   It's amazing how many high-level execs refuse to learn that "always on and connected" is not a good thing   (kotaku.com) divider line 9
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2013-04-05 08:39:41 AM  
5 votes:
Oh, and "Oh, Snap!"

i.imgur.com
2013-04-05 08:09:22 AM  
4 votes:

Keywork99: This guy's a damn idiot. Whether you agree with always online or not, having someone at Microsoft telling their customers to "deal with it" is unacceptable. If I told one of our customers that at my place of employment, my ass would be on the street within the hour.

When are people going to learn that if you are employed, you are a representative of the company you are with whether you are clocked in to work or not, and you can't just say stupid crap like this online? Are people that idiotic?

Jesus, dude. Just shut up.


Look, obviously their customers will get over it.
2013-04-05 08:58:51 AM  
2 votes:
Oh, and this:

http://www.quickmeme.com/Always-Online-Adam-Orth/?upcoming

Just skimmed the thread, sorry if it's a repost.
2013-04-05 08:55:31 AM  
2 votes:

ModernLuddite: My argument against online consoles:

Sometimes I just don't want to play with others. And I don't want them messaging me. Or calling me and saying "I see you're online, wanna play? Why not?".


Appropriate response for appropriate handle

Us old folks just want to play with ourselves... is that so bad?
2013-04-05 11:16:45 AM  
1 votes:
imgs.xkcd.com
2013-04-05 10:35:52 AM  
1 votes:

China White Tea: The analogy using a vacuum cleaner and electricity is farking idiotic.  Most vacuum cleaners strictly require electricity by the nature of the device itself, whereas an always-on internet connection is only a "requirement" by virtue of some asshole exec deciding to make it a requirement.


This ^
Plus, I game practically every day. I only need to vacuum once in March after I take down the Christmas tree and occasionally at other times when the dog explodes.
2013-04-05 09:41:23 AM  
1 votes:
Off topic but...

You know what's really amazing to me, how many execs at my own company can't work an excel spreadsheet. Every once in a while I have to pass some data upstairs to the C-suite folks for internal use and I inevitably get the email or phone call asking them how to sort, filter, go from tab to tab, etc. I understand that they're up there making very important and serious decisions and their job doesn't involve the regular use of excel but at some point, doesn't EVERYONE in the business community learn at least the basics of excel?
2013-04-05 08:43:13 AM  
1 votes:

Kiribub: Well, if by "deal with it" you mean "exercise choice when purchasing a new console" and send my money to a different company? Sure thing.


Problem is that the PS4 looks like garbage as well. I don't need a constant twitter feed running on the side while I play a game, thanks.

If the 720 and PS4 continue this way I may just skip this console generation and move to PC for everything.
2013-04-05 08:08:50 AM  
1 votes:
"Sometimes the electricity goes out. I will not buy a vacuum cleaner."

orly?!?
 
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