People Whining Over the New iPad

Yesterday, Apple released an updated iPad with has a better processor and some other stuff.

Immediately, all the privileged people of the world took to the internet to complain about how hard life was, having an iPad 3 that was now marginally obsolete.

Oh boo-fucking-hoo. Life is so hard. I have to spend all of my money on technology that makes my life incrementally better, and now I have to buy another new thing because my thing isn’t as new and shiny.

Seriously privileged technology bloggers: Get the fuck over yourselves. Stop promoting a consumer culture that tells people they have to replace all of their stuff with other stuff when it becomes marginally less relevant.

Why don’t you buy something that will last and be happy that you have money to spend on non-essential gadgets?

8 Responses to People Whining Over the New iPad

  1. CamiloOlea October 24, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    Thanks for the video. Now every time I come across someone that complains they don’t have the latest gadget and their life is incomplete because of that I’ll grab them by the head, stick their nose to a computer screen playing this video and hit them with rolled newspaper while saying: “NO! NO!”

    • JayDolan October 24, 2012 at 11:47 am #

      @CamiloOlea Seriously. It must be so awful to be able to afford nice things.

  2. JayDolan October 24, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    I should note, I own an iPad 3, and I don’t care at all. It still works amazingly.

  3. mikestenger October 24, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    Well said Jay. I remember hearing someone say something along the lines of, “The second you buy a new phone or tablet, it’s already obsolete and as good as it ever will be.” Aside from software improvements which help incrementally, it’s spot on.

    • JayDolan October 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

      @mikestenger Exactly. My friends make fun of me for buying stuff as new as possible, but really, that’s the only way to guarantee that it’s new and awesome for a little bit.

  4. JoannaCardwell November 6, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    Hear hear! I still have an iPhone 3 and yesterday felt quite smug as it happily updated new software where newer phones struggled.

  5. Lewis LaLanne aka Nerd #2 November 13, 2012 at 2:53 am #

    I love the First World Problems meme! Hahaha Here’s some of my favorites . . .
    Keyless Entry Remote Battery Dies — Now I have to open my car like a poor person
    I ordered pizza — Now I have to put on pants
    My vibrator battery died — Now it’s just a dildo
    I dropped my my Macbook onto my other Macbook
    Looking in the fridge — Fridge is too full of food to find what I’m looking for
    Saturday Night Live’s response to people who cried because of the “short comings?” of the Iphone 5 was pretty hilarious . . . http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/tech-talk-iphone-5/1420759/


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