I'm a known Apple skeptic (not hater), but I don't in general bear any grudge for people who like Apple-- just the Apple people who insist on proselytizing to the uninitiated. (Their number dwarfs PC users who do similar, but I digress. I'm not out to harangue anybody who feels differently.
But, Jesus. If you're waiting for days outside a store for a iPhone, you are a fucking loser.
I know Marx didn't mean that commodity fetishism literally meant wanting to have sex with stuff you buy. But I have no doubt in my mind that people would literally screw their iPods and Blackberries if they could. What ever happened to moderation? Discretion? Modesty?
Isn't this kind of affection exactly what people find so creepy in drug addiction? What kind of spiritual poverty is going on in your life that you are so emotionally invested in a machine? I know this sounds really judgmental and I apologize for that, but jeebus.... Gadgetry hype gets me down.
Update: No offense meant to Peter Suderman or Megan McArdle....