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Another Great Onion Plug

Satire is my favorite form of humor; it cuts through hypocrisy, stupidity and arrogance like a well-sharpened deli slicer. And as I've mentioned before, The Onion is perhaps our greatest source of satire, a proud replacement for the old National Lampoon magazine.

Fortunately, The Onion likes to tackle tech issues, which gives me an excuse, however slight, to talk about its articles. My latest find? An article called "Apple Claims New iPhone Only Visible to Most Loyal of Customers" that skewers the cult mentality of many Apple customers. The headline is pretty self-explanatory, except that it includes a sly reference to "The Emperor's New Clothes," implying that Apple products aren't worthy of such reverence. Here, I'm not so sure, as the darn things are pretty darn well-engineered.

Are Apple products deserving of such passion? Yes and no votes welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on July 31, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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