Friday, September 28, 2012

Entitlement?

Here is a post that chides Apple customers for being ungrateful egoists (not really worthy of Apple):
Where is the sense of gratitude and wonder that we used to have? A tech company sells millions and millions of an amazing smart phone, but decided to create a new model by investing untold amounts of money and energy. And then they released it for the same price as the last model. They didn't have to, but they did. To moan and complain about that smacks of entitlement and selfishness.
Here are people who paid good money—arguably too much money for something—and did not get what they expected. They complain, and now they are told sanctimoniously that they are "selfish" because they complain. Oh ... and apple invested "untold amounts of money and energy" just to make people whole again? Expected profit has nothing to do with it?

Give me a break! What planet are people like that coming from? They make me sick! If the present customers are unworthy of Apple, Apple should get a whole new set of more worthy customers.

"Please. Just stop."

4 comments:

Michael Leddy said...

Your post is the first I've seen about this response, but I've now seen AM quoted (approvingly) elsewhere. The idea that a user has no business criticizing unless he or she has "shipped" something is fallacious. By that reasoning, I have no business approving either. What do I know?

Man, your CAPTCHAs are worse than mine. Talk about mysteries!

MK said...

Thank you very much for your comment.

I very much like your fine analysis of Tim Cook's statement!

Michael Leddy said...

Thank you back. :)

JWS02459 said...

The final line of your post recalls the wonderfully sardonic poem Bertolt Brecht wrote in response to the statement of the East German apparat, in the wake of workers' revolts in the early 1950s in Berlin, that the people had now lost the confidence of the governmen and would have to work doubly hard to regain it. Brecht closed the poem by asking whether it wouldn't be simpler for the government to dissolve the people and elect a new one,