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Thursday, 19 May 2011 10:52

Boffins prove that Apple is a religion

Written by Nick Farell


It is not about the technology
BBC hacks have managed to find proof that Apple is not about technology but has confirmed that it is a cargo-cult religion, just like we have been saying for years.

The Beeb's Alex Riley and Adam Boome found themselves bemused by the antics of an Apple fanboy queue at the opening of the new Apple store in London's Covent Garden. The pair twigged that it was more like an evangelical prayer meeting than a chance to buy a phone or a laptop. Once you get inside the Apple store it was, according to Boome, just a big shop.

They popped around the corner and asked the Bishop of Buckingham, who reads his Bible on an ipad, who confirmed to them that there wree similarities between Apple and a religion. The Beeb then asked a bunch of neuroscientists with an MRI scanner took a look inside the brain of an Apple fanatic. To their surprise it indicated that Apple was actually stimulating the same parts of the brain as religious imagery does in people of faith.

In short you are not dealing with people who are making rational logical technology decisions, but religious fundamentalists. This puts a whole different pitch on the rise of the tablet. It did not succeed because it was good, or useful technology. Indeed other identical tablets did not do so well. It did so because Apple fanboys feared that they would go to hell (or Redmond) if they did not buy one.

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-13 #1 hellfire 2011-05-19 11:18
lol so for example AMD or Nvidia fanatics are totaly different from that? :D every brand out there got fans, so this guys spent loads of time proving that fanatics.. are fanatics, good for them
 
 
-16 #2 kartikkg 2011-05-19 11:31
there were queues when xbox , cod etc were released
 
 
+40 #3 darkpulse 2011-05-19 13:21
Oh well, Apple fanboys will buy apple product even if it had a nuclear detonator attached to it! :o
Quoting hellfire:
lol so for example AMD or Nvidia fanatics are totaly different from that? :D every brand out there got fans, so this guys spent loads of time proving that fanatics.. are fanatics, good for them

The difference is that apple fanboys are more........ INSANE, than the rest that's all :P :lol:
 
 
+43 #4 gangsta072 2011-05-19 13:33
"Apple fanboys feared that they would go to hell (or Redmond) if they did not buy one"
:D :D :D :D :D
 
 
+7 #5 inaphasia 2011-05-19 13:39
So Cupertino is officially the new "Jonestown"?
 
 
+16 #6 inaphasia 2011-05-19 13:55
Another study I'd like to see:

What similarities (if any) are there between Steve Jobs, L. Ron Hubbard and Ron Popeil.

BTW "cargo-cult religion"? Someone's been reading their Dawkins! +1
 
 
+19 #7 yourma2000 2011-05-19 16:06
I watched the show the other day, the low down was that Apple fanboys are stupid to think that the hype of Apple stores opening are enough to justify the prices, I agreed with the dude hosting the show, there's nothing wrong with out of date phones if they do what you want them to do so there's no point wasting money on upgrading to a smartphones to keep up with the times (I have a Sasung SGH-J700, 4 years old, still works after dropping in the bath).

What pissed me off was when apple fans were asked to describe what a PC would be like if it was a person and one dick child said "old" and another said "dull", I don't know many Old and Dull people with 20 times more friends than the "Young & Hip" people
 
 
-7 #8 PorscheRacer14 2011-05-20 09:37
Quoting yourma2000:
*snip*
What pissed me off was when apple fans were asked to describe what a PC would be like if it was a person and one dick child said "old" and another said "dull", I don't know many Old and Dull people with 20 times more friends than the "Young & Hip" people


The greatest minds of the world could be considered old and/or dull. Jeeze... So what's the cutoff age for an Apple user so they don't become old and dull?
 
 
-9 #9 NathObeaN 2011-05-20 19:04
Nick, please give up with your completely childish and almost OCD approach towards bashing Apple. If anyone is religious about phones it is you. You dedicate so much of your life into a pro Android, Anti-Apple ideology.

Get over it - Some people like Android, some people like Apple, some people like Windows, some people like Blackberry etc. Not everyone has to like Android because you think its better. I come on here hoping to read unbiased, intelligent and informative articles relating to technology, unfortunately it is often dominated by your pathetically obsessive and overly biased opinions towards a single company. Try researching into something OTHER than Apple; it’s getting tiresome seeing “Nick Farrell” and “Apple” in the same line.
 
 
-3 #10 ryanyomomma 2011-05-21 02:51
hey NathObeaN, you're never going to see anything change. It's unfortunate, but it's true. On that note, I can't wait for Narrow Nick to post an article about this Foxconn explosion..
 

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