Wednesday, 19 January 2011

iPhone v Android debate 'not important'

There had been increasingly heated argument about whether the gadget made by one company was superior to geegaws made by the other companies that did similar things in a slightly different way.

But the topic has been declared defunct after both sides put everything in context.

Tech blogger, Stephen Malley, said: "I had always been a rabid advocate of one of the companies because their doo-da was open source and delivered full multitasking. The issues arising from this seemed interesting and important to me.

"But last Tuesday I was posting simultaneously on several online forums to that effect when, overcome with annoyance by the mere thought of technological imperfection, I turned momentarily away from my monitor to stare out of the window.

"The sun was setting over the distant hills, and the late evening sky was a peaceful yet dramatic canvas of crimson and azure.

"The sudden sense of the enigmatic perfection of the universe was such that my soul seemed to leave my body via the top of my head and I imagined myself floating aloft, as much a part of nature as the birds and the trees. When it ended I found I was no longer concerned with non-Google syncing.

"A phone's a phone. In two year's time they'll all be buried in a landfill with a load of dirty nappies and rotting chicken carcases.

"Would you like to see my drawing of a tulip?"

Former telephone fanatic, Roy Hobbs, said: "I was so devoted to this phone, it was like being in a cult except without any of the group sex, UFOs or cool stuff.

"Sure it's terribly fancy, but I work for a company that makes incredibly bad television programmes not the Pentagon, so I really don't need an artificial brain in my pocket, irradiating my scrotum."


  1. LOL - quite happy with my Desire, would be happy with an iPhone4 as well, my missus has a simple Nokia which never lets her down and fits in all her handbags, how cool is that?

  2. Ha, there's a Nokia patron at work who gets a bit upset if he feels anyone prefers another handset to his.
    Fanyboyism, 'tis the scourge of our times.

    LBP2 tomorrow (hopefully)!
    My daughter has really got to grips with LBP over the last few weeks, so really looking forward to some 3P co-op with her & her mum.

  3. my phone still boots Cellnet via an O2 SIM about the most advanced thing it does is scroll your locations phone area codes.

    looking forwards to Mass Effect finally, my 360 owning mates really seemed to enjoy it. Been playing much GT5, apart from that getting into Agarest Generations of War, that's so old school i can play it with my arcade stick. just doing a bit of grinding before heading into the first dungeon.

  4. My phone is an N-Gage... probably the only one in NZ.

  5. El Stefio -was talking idly about emigrating to NZ, won't happen, but... hows life over there for IT Managers?

  6. Hmm, I couldn't honestly say. Life is good for me though and I just rent DVDs and games...

    Wonderful place to live in general though - highly recommended if you get the chance.

  7. sounds good mate. You never know.. our current government are doing a good job of smashing the UK into tiny pieces, so we may all be heading out :O

  8. As a bit of a Tory, I'd consider it more they're trying to repair the damage done by over a decade of Labour f-ups... But this is the wrong place for that debate. It does sound like things have gotten pretty rough back home in the two-and-a-bit years we've been out here. It makes for good HIGNFY material though - some of the expenses scandal stuff was hilarious...

  9. aha, politics on U3S! Who'd of thought it! If democracy is a choice of red or blue, it's not much to be proud of in recent years here.

  10. as someone who voted for the Socialist Workers Revolutionary Party...

    *gets coat* :)

  11. I don't have either an Android phone or iPhone. If I had to choose I'd prolly choose iPhone as I spend my working days tinkering with Android and the appeal / novelty of it has worn off! Google have learned (from Apple?) to build hype surrounding very minor updates in their OS by coming up with interesting names for them. Gingerbread my arse.