“Here’s a great rule of thumb: until you create something yourself and then actually ship it, try to first find the positive in the products around you. Those products are the result of someone’s passion, hard work and innate genius. When we compare them to our own twisted, entitlement-driven expectations, we do nothing but insult their creators.” —Entitlement — Aaron Mahnke
“The iPhone is boring only to the rumor mongers who published every blurry picture of a motherboard they could get their hands on and the simps who think a feature checklist determines a gadget’s merit. However, isn’t it hypocritical that the gadget blogs that drowned their readers with post after post containing every little unconfirmed detail leading up to the iPhone 5 announcement are now the same gadget blogs lamenting how boring it all is because “we’ve seen it all”?” —
This. This. This.
This is why I avoid most gadget “news” sites at all cost. This is also why I avoid mentioning most of it here. Most, at best, are link-baiting sensationalist hypocrites who specialize in spectacle for amusement and profit.
“One of the best things about being here is getting to meet all the incredible people here — they’re shaping our future. Just like getting to meet someone like Little Richard or Tom Petty or Jimmy Page, you realize these are just people who took it upon themselves to do something different and reshape our future. But they’re people, flesh and bone, and it’s totally inspiring.” —Dave Grohl at today’s iPhone 5 event (via Live iPhone 5 launch coverage – gdgt live)