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(Mental Floss)   The ad that launched million dollar Superbowl ads and Apple's reputation for pretentiousness aired 30 years ago today- but not without a fight   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 24
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-01-22 01:48:21 PM  
I remember where I was that day. I wasn't one of the cool kids with an Apple ][, though. I had previously used a TRS-80 but at that time only had a typewriter.
 
2014-01-22 01:50:47 PM  
Funny how Apple revealed in that commercial their true intentions.
 
2014-01-22 01:55:32 PM  

RoxtarRyan: Funny how Apple revealed in that commercial their true intentions.


Making better commercials than products?
 
2014-01-22 02:03:45 PM  

RoxtarRyan: Funny how Apple revealed in that commercial their true intentions.


Eh, Google's way better than Apple ever was or will be at 1984 style constant monitoring.
 
2014-01-22 02:04:50 PM  
In response...
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2014-01-22 02:13:04 PM  
Remember when one week was enough time to over hype the super bowl?
 
2014-01-22 02:45:12 PM  
The internet didn't exist for most people back then, so Apple couldn't predict that all those mindless, brainwashed drones in the commercial would turn into iHaters, squatting in mom's basement and posting (and green-lighting) headlines like this one.
 
2014-01-22 02:50:29 PM  
bingethinker:  iHaters

I love that you use this word in literally every one of your posts.  It's this kind of attention to detail that really makes parody accounts pay off.
 
2014-01-22 02:56:16 PM  

bingethinker: The internet didn't exist for most people back then, so Apple couldn't predict that all those mindless, brainwashed drones in the commercial would turn into iHaters, squatting in mom's basement and posting (and green-lighting) headlines like this one.


They also couldn't predict the insufferable cult of personality that results in farking retarded (and incessantly repetitive) comments like this that you spew into every thread even remotely associated with Apple that make you look like nothing more than a self-entitled petulant child. Proof that the Internet falls into the category of why we can't have nice things.
 
2014-01-22 03:25:48 PM  
Argh, we have to revisit that damned ad AGAIN?  It was ridiculous then just as it is now.  Apple represented way overpriced technology then, just as it does now.  The ad was ironic from the start, as Apple ALWAYS represented the elite ruling class, and was anything but a rebel.

If anyone corresponded to that hammer lady striking out against conformity and control, it was Compaq and the other clone makers, the ones who really made computing available to the common person.

If the purported enemy was the IBM-style mainframe, it was already well under attack from microcomputers by the time this overstylized Orwell rip-off aired.  If the enemy was supposed to be the PC, ha!  Who's your borg now, ifolk.
 
2014-01-22 03:49:13 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Remember when one week was enough time to over hype the super bowl?


It is bordering on parody at this point.
 
2014-01-22 04:06:12 PM  
I read that as "Applebee's" and thought, "wait, crappy chain-restaurant food is pretentious?"
 
2014-01-22 04:08:48 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: I read that as "Applebee's" and thought, "wait, crappy chain-restaurant food is pretentious?"


img.fark.net
 
2014-01-22 04:54:22 PM  
It's "Super Bowl", not "Superbowl".
 
2014-01-22 05:17:15 PM  

egosumgoofy: bingethinker: The internet didn't exist for most people back then, so Apple couldn't predict that all those mindless, brainwashed drones in the commercial would turn into iHaters, squatting in mom's basement and posting (and green-lighting) headlines like this one.

They also couldn't predict the insufferable cult of personality that results in farking retarded (and incessantly repetitive) comments like this that you spew into every thread even remotely associated with Apple that make you look like nothing more than a self-entitled petulant child. Proof that the Internet falls into the category of why we can't have nice things.


So basically what you're saying is that we've identified a new incarnation of Bevets?

/ iBevets seems appropriate
 
2014-01-22 05:30:15 PM  
Apple should have re-released the classic ad with Bill Gates' face on the big screen.
 
2014-01-22 06:12:37 PM  
I just liked watching her boobs bounce.
 
2014-01-22 07:06:31 PM  

Tourney3p0: bingethinker:  iHaters

I love that you use this word in literally every one of your posts.  It's this kind of attention to detail that really makes parody accounts pay off.


3p0? In the old systems we used to use, 3p was three picas. Half an inch. Enough said.
 
2014-01-22 07:07:43 PM  

egosumgoofy: bingethinker: The internet didn't exist for most people back then, so Apple couldn't predict that all those mindless, brainwashed drones in the commercial would turn into iHaters, squatting in mom's basement and posting (and green-lighting) headlines like this one.

They also couldn't predict the insufferable cult of personality that results in farking retarded (and incessantly repetitive) comments like this that you spew into every thread even remotely associated with Apple that make you look like nothing more than a self-entitled petulant child. Proof that the Internet falls into the category of why we can't have nice things.


Stopped reading at "cult". Nothing you have to say matters after that.
 
2014-01-22 07:07:53 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: I read that as "Applebee's" and thought, "wait, crappy chain-restaurant food is pretentious?"


I did as well, for some reason.
 
2014-01-22 07:28:07 PM  

bingethinker: egosumgoofy: bingethinker: The internet didn't exist for most people back then, so Apple couldn't predict that all those mindless, brainwashed drones in the commercial would turn into iHaters, squatting in mom's basement and posting (and green-lighting) headlines like this one.

They also couldn't predict the insufferable cult of personality that results in farking retarded (and incessantly repetitive) comments like this that you spew into every thread even remotely associated with Apple that make you look like nothing more than a self-entitled petulant child. Proof that the Internet falls into the category of why we can't have nice things.

Stopped reading at "cult". Nothing you have to say matters after that.


And yet you took the time to respond. What I said must matter, since I clearly hit a nerve. And this coming from the tool who calls everyone who doesn't worship zombie Jobs' cock as a part of their daily routine a "brainwashed douchebag" or a "paid shill". Thanks for proving my point.

Here, I'll offer a truce: stop saying stupid shiat about people who dare to think for themselves rather than being corporate whores for a company that makes more money every hour of every day than most people will make in their lifetime and I won't pick on your choice of iReligion. Deal?
 
2014-01-22 09:09:39 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Remember when one week was enough time to over hype the super bowl?


That's right, kids. Once upon a time the SuperBowl was played in January. And the World Series in October, the NBS Finals in May, and March Madness(r) in March.
 
2014-01-22 10:58:59 PM  

egosumgoofy: bingethinker: egosumgoofy: bingethinker: The internet didn't exist for most people back then, so Apple couldn't predict that all those mindless, brainwashed drones in the commercial would turn into iHaters, squatting in mom's basement and posting (and green-lighting) headlines like this one.

They also couldn't predict the insufferable cult of personality that results in farking retarded (and incessantly repetitive) comments like this that you spew into every thread even remotely associated with Apple that make you look like nothing more than a self-entitled petulant child. Proof that the Internet falls into the category of why we can't have nice things.

Stopped reading at "cult". Nothing you have to say matters after that.

And yet you took the time to respond. What I said must matter, since I clearly hit a nerve. And this coming from the tool who calls everyone who doesn't worship zombie Jobs' cock as a part of their daily routine a "brainwashed douchebag" or a "paid shill". Thanks for proving my point.

Here, I'll offer a truce: stop saying stupid shiat about people who dare to think for themselves rather than being corporate whores for a company that makes more money every hour of every day than most people will make in their lifetime and I won't pick on your choice of iReligion. Deal?


Of course I took the time to respond. You need to know what a useless tool you are for using words like "cult". It's like shooting fish in a barrel, but it's fun! If you want any credibility, don't just parrot the same lame garbage losers like you have been regurgitating for years.

"People who dare to think for themselves?" Oh hilarious! If your reading comprehension was any good, you might notice that I'm shiatting on people who obviously don't  think for themselves. You know, the type who use words like "cult" and "iReligion" and start prattling on about zombie Jobs whenever anybody says anything remotely positive about Apple or their products.

As for the truce: You stop saying stupid shiat, and I'll stop laughing at you. Now go to bed, it's a school night.
 
2014-01-22 11:25:40 PM  

bingethinker: egosumgoofy: bingethinker: egosumgoofy: bingethinker: The internet didn't exist for most people back then, so Apple couldn't predict that all those mindless, brainwashed drones in the commercial would turn into iHaters, squatting in mom's basement and posting (and green-lighting) headlines like this one.

They also couldn't predict the insufferable cult of personality that results in farking retarded (and incessantly repetitive) comments like this that you spew into every thread even remotely associated with Apple that make you look like nothing more than a self-entitled petulant child. Proof that the Internet falls into the category of why we can't have nice things.

Stopped reading at "cult". Nothing you have to say matters after that.

And yet you took the time to respond. What I said must matter, since I clearly hit a nerve. And this coming from the tool who calls everyone who doesn't worship zombie Jobs' cock as a part of their daily routine a "brainwashed douchebag" or a "paid shill". Thanks for proving my point.

Here, I'll offer a truce: stop saying stupid shiat about people who dare to think for themselves rather than being corporate whores for a company that makes more money every hour of every day than most people will make in their lifetime and I won't pick on your choice of iReligion. Deal?

Of course I took the time to respond. You need to know what a useless tool you are for using words like "cult". It's like shooting fish in a barrel, but it's fun! If you want any credibility, don't just parrot the same lame garbage losers like you have been regurgitating for years.

"People who dare to think for themselves?" Oh hilarious! If your reading comprehension was any good, you might notice that I'm shiatting on people who obviously don't  think for themselves. You know, the type who use words like "cult" and "iReligion" and start prattling on about zombie Jobs whenever anybody says anything remotely positive about Apple or their products.

As for the truce: You stop saying stupid shiat, and I'll stop laughing at you. Now go to bed, it's a school night.


I seem to have angered the resident Apple apologist/corporate whore troll, whatever shall I do? Oh right, not give a shiat.

Oh, and for the record, I don't give a rats ass what products you like. I just know that I'm not alone in being sick of the same bullshiat comments about "paid shills" and whatever other crap you regurgitate in these threads anytime someone says something that could be construed as not 100% Apple supportive. Guess what, plenty of people dislike Apple for perfectly legitimate reasons, not that you would take the time to understand that.

tldr: pot, meet kettle.
 
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