I rant about my attempt to secure an iPhone 5s on release day, why paying homeless people to wait in line is both unintentionally philanthropic as well as shameful, how trying to “game” the system usually gets you bit, why trusting Best Buy is a recipe for disaster, and that all the frenzy over getting a certain colored phone shows just how entitled, narcissistic and out of touch with the human condition we truly are.
I rant about Best Buy’s price-matching strategy for combatting showrooming, how it’s laughable they’re investing in training their employees about Windows 8, and ultimately why their customers are choosing to do business with Amazon instead (it’s not all about price!).
In addition, I jump on the bandwagon to discuss the Republican’s Election Day failures yet admit their IT troubles are actually commonplace in every company’s IT department across the world. Finally, I stand up for Twitter in the debate on whether or not news that breaks on the platform has any journalistic integrity.
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I rant about the new iPhone and why I’m not getting one regardless of what Apple decides to name it, how Samsung’s blogger outreach almost turned into a scene from the movie ‘Hostel’ and the hypocrisy of tech blogs condemning newspaper publishers shifting to a digital-first strategy.
In addition, I ponder what the new CEO of Best Buy needs to tackle to right the ship of the big box retail giant, how their employees are just glorified label readers, why I only trust salespeople who work for commission, and harp on about the real cost of HDMI and audio cables.