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Beth

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i am rich
« on: August 07, 2008, 01:54:47 PM »
I don't know whether to admire or loathe the dude that created this iphone application.

http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/08/pay-1000-for-an.html


samir

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Re: i am rich
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2008, 01:57:34 PM »
loathe. easy
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Beth

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Re: i am rich
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 02:03:37 PM »
i guess it's kind of a sick admiration for someone who would so blatantly rip off people and get away with it. Also because 99.9 percent of the people who are buying this application are total jerks, so i don't feel bad for them either. At the same time:

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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2008, 02:11:04 PM »
Capitalism, what a country!

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Fido

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Re: i am rich
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2008, 03:03:25 PM »
You know what kind of people would buy it, too. It should be called "I am all show" or something like that. $1,000 isn't that much money anyway, but it's $1,000 too high a price for such trash.

AllisonLeGnome

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Re: i am rich
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2008, 03:53:59 PM »
I guess it matters if people were actually buying it or not- I can't imagine anyone purchased it expecting it to do anything, so how is the creator ripping anyone off? After all, I'm sure looking cool with a fancy new device was a factor for more than a few iPhone owners.

I feel it necessary to note that I am currently typing this on an iPod Touch, but it was partially free.

Denim Gremlin

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Re: i am rich
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2008, 11:25:00 PM »
the guys awesome, whats wrong with it? who's getting scammed? rich snobs.

he's not ripping off some poor old lady or exploiting some naive teenager

I think its brilliant.
 
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Gilly

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Re: i am rich
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2008, 12:15:36 AM »
Apple pulled it when some guy who had enabled one click buy accidentally bought it.

Andy

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Re: i am rich
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2008, 12:27:44 AM »
who gives a shit?  who's the victim here? I hate fake outrage.
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Gilly

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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2008, 01:33:41 AM »
Well, the big outrage is that a bunch of apps are lined up waiting for Apple's approval and they let this one in. That's why people are upset.

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Re: i am rich
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2008, 08:29:11 AM »
if that elicits outrage, people have way to little shit to worry about.
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Re: i am rich
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2008, 09:14:19 AM »
I think it's pretty hilarious.

Also great are the "I am a proud republican" and "I am a proud democrat" applications, which for a couple of bucks will display a little picture of a donkey or elephant on your phone.

Gilly

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Re: i am rich
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2008, 12:29:34 PM »
if that elicits outrage, people have way to little shit to worry about.

You wouldn't be upset if you had a good application to sell that still needed approval while this was already out there? People are making thousands of dollars on $5.99 apps. I'd be extremely upset.

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Re: i am rich
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2008, 02:41:04 PM »
This is incredibly stupid. Unfortunately, there are a lot of those very affluent types who would buy a burlap sack full of donkey turds if you told them it was the fashionable thing to do.

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Re: i am rich
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2008, 04:56:43 PM »
a burlap sack full of donkey turds

WHY AM I WRITING THIS AND NOT DEVELOPING MY MONEY-MAKING iPHONE DONKEYTURD APP???!!