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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

July 16th, 2010 | 1 comment | Posted by jasmine




Ngu developments: Assistant Kayden Nguyen has dropped the sexual assault lawsuit she filed against former employer (and previous DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK) Steven Seagal. [CBS News]

Flywheel Sports no longer wants Tiki Barber‘s cheating ass to be their spokesperson, and–ouch–they’re also suing him for $1 million. [New York Post]

Gizmodo editor Jason Chen is finally getting his stuff back, as the San Mateo county DA is pulling the Gizmodo iPhone 4 warrant. Does he get a free iPhone case, too? [Boing Boing]

File under UNFUNNY STUFF: Joran van der Sloot is being investigated in connection with the disappearance of Thai women that occurred while he was in Bangkok, working as a recruiter for the sex trade. [The Enquirer]

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DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Our Beloved, Apple

April 30th, 2010 | 15 comments | Posted by Diana

Dear Geniuses at Apple,

It’s no secret that Jen and I are longtime members of your cult. We live the iLife and it feels good. Jen–who prefers a corded home phone (I know, I know) and doesn’t like to be put in a corner (aka reachable while on-the-go)–even has an iPhone. Do you realize what a coup that is? I got a text from her once and I fainted. Oh, Apple.

I don’t have an iPhone. I never have.  I like the tactile sensation of my dexterous thumbs on actual buttons, tippity-tappitying messages at a wild rate and sending them off with a flourish that people can not only see, but hear and feel. I love the clunk of a Blackberry. I love that I can drop it in my coffee without breaking my own heart (I once washed someone’s iPhone 3GS by accident and it ripped my soul to shreds). I mean, I live off of my phone, and I rest easier knowing that any malfunction/loss can be dealt with outside of the Genius Bar. You can have my heart, Apple, but you cannot have my phone.

At least that’s what I’ve been saying since June of 2007, when you first released the slick, zippy, fun-filled, multi-functional, who-needs-a-brain-to-work-this-incredible-gadget iPhone. Series after series I’ve watched pour from your beautifully austere stores, right into the pockets of each and every one of my friends and loved ones. My friend develops apps that I can’t use. My sister texts me emoticons that I can’t see. I stick out like a sore thumb at  rock shows when everyone starts recording and editing video with just a raise of their right arm and a swish of their finger. Still, I’ve held out. A lone ranger in a valley of touchscreen cattle.

But April 19, when excitement began to brew over the new super-secret iPhone prototype (apparently, the model meant to be released in a month) that got leaked and thoroughly dissected by the cool kids at Gizmodo, my ears perked up for the first time.

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