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Dell Netbook Commercial... WTF?!

stinkyboy

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Jan 6, 2005
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¡Phoenix!
The TV has been playing the crap out of the new Dell commercial. I hate that song, but actually looked at the TV and watched the ad tonight...

So the lights are off and then come on when black dude starts singing "Lollipop" then the white dude gets off his knees putting his overalls on and they give each other the nod. Who storyboarded that action? :eek:

They then take colored dog poo and bake computers...

WTF?!

Enjoy!

 

binary visions

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Jun 13, 2002
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You should be intimately familiar with this marketing strategy, being a Mac guy. It's pandering to the public that would rather have a "pretty" laptop than a functional one.
 

drkenan

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Perhaps instead they should do a realistic I'm a PC worker and I'm a Apple worker with the Apple worker being beaten, committing suicide, and giving his family miserly compensation and a free macbook for his girlfriend?
from that article said:
Foxconn, which produces electronics for some of the world’s best-known brands, like Sony and Hewlett-Packard, operates a cluster of sprawling factories in southern China. One of its Shenzhen campuses has nearly 300,000 workers.
Last I checked, Sony and HP made PCs. This goes way beyond Apple vs PC debate.
 

syadasti

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Apr 15, 2002
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Last I checked, Sony and HP made PCs. This goes way beyond Apple vs PC debate.
The employee who was abused and committed suicide was working on the iPhone and they have many factories. This isn't a first for Apple Foxconn, they just gloss over their contractor issues with PR - see http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/06/06/14/photos_inside_foxconns_ipod_city.html

Also prior to the RoHS directive various PC makers were well ahead of Apple on the green side. Apple did very little until the law (RoHS) made them. They don't think different in labor or environmental practices and yet they charge a premium.
 
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syadasti

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Nobody cares about green. They just want power.
Actually Apple only makes one desktop computer (the Pro which is really a workstation, not a regular PC) that does not use notebook components as its basis - they have not made a standard entry or mid-range desktop computer in a long time. Notebook components are slower in performance and greener than desktop in power consumption and Apple's biggest PC sales numbers come from their notebooks, so not at all.
 
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stinkyboy

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You should be intimately familiar with this marketing strategy, being a Mac guy. It's pandering to the public that would rather have a "pretty" laptop than a functional one.
I'm pretty sure Apple makes computers that are functional.

Besides, being innovative and pioneering coolness with technology escapes most companies.

 

binary visions

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I'm pretty sure Apple makes computers that are functional.
These Dells are perfectly functional.

My point is, they have a very specific target audience: those that shop for a laptop and immediately ask, "what colors does it come in?" or point to one and say, "that one looks the coolest."

Apple heavily targets this segment with virtually all of their consumer electronics.
 

Ciaran

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You watched the first five seconds of the ad right?
Dude. I don't care how good their products are. Apple is teh ghey. Super ghey even... like Harvey Firestein gay. Sigfried and Roy call Apple gay. Why do you think the apple logo is rainbow colored? Shoot I bet they have their own float in the pride parade, right behind the drag queens.


:D
 
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stinkyboy

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Jan 6, 2005
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Dude. I don't care how good their products are. Apple is teh ghey. Super ghey even... like Harvey Firestein gay. Sigfried and Roy call Apple gay. Why do you think the apple logo is rainbow colored? Shoot I bet they have their own float in the pride parade, right behind the drag queens.


:D
You sound a bit "cloudy" and dammit I wish I were, but the desert is dry.