September 16 2007

Bill Maher mocks technology… and makes me laugh

Real Time With Bill MaherBill Maher had a good time mocking things I work with each day on this week’s Real Time With Bill Maher.

Working with, I write daily about technology sites with names that sometimes make me go “huh? What does this name have to do with what this site does?”. Then there is the whining about the price drop of the iPhone that talked about over on and here. What he said may not be as funny to others as it was to me, but I had to share. (warning: Adult language in transcript and video)

New Rule: Technology businesses must cut the baby talk. It’s 2007. You’re a rapacious, multi-billion-dollar corporation, not a stuffed animal. This week, Yahoo! announced a deal with Bebo, which will help it compete with Google. I had to Wiki Bebo to find out it’s kind of like Friendster and Woofy. Gosh, I hope they can all band together and save Fuzzleton Village from the evil Snorgs! Grow up! If I want to see uncaring money-making machines with cutesy names, I’d go to a strip club.

And on the iPhone

New Rule: Stop bitching that Apple cut the price of the iPhone. Early adopters always pay a premium. “Early adopters” being a business term meaning “dipshits who stand in line for six hours… for a freaking phone. It’s not a price cut. It’s a repeal on the “Nerd Tax.” If you didn’t have to be the first on your block to have the latest gizmo, you’d now have an extra $200 to spend on your imaginary girlfriend.

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