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david's random nonsense thread

  1. Cheetosdust
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert Feb 5, 2021

    Cheetosdust , Feb 5, 2021 :
    If religion wasn't marketing, we wouldn't be seeing gods represented in t-shirts and coffee mugs; we wouldn't be hearing gods being sold as personal whistles - capable of saving you while being responsible for everything good in your life, pointing their finger at you when you do something less than perfect.

    I don't think the question should be if it is top level marketing, but instead, if all of it is marketing. :p

    I respect everyone's belief, be it a religion or a company. I just condemn when those sources of enlightenment are used to manipulate the human essence - usually of those in dire need.

    You shouldn't be a better or a worse person because a third-party tells you to do so: you should be who you are, decide by who you are, fail and win by who you are. Critical thinking is crucial to find the individual among the many while making the many move forward.

    But following your words, my dear @David Y., can a company be a religion? :D
     

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  2. Tokolozi
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    Tokolozi , Feb 5, 2021 :
    Have you heard about apple?
     

  3. Cheetosdust
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert Feb 5, 2021

    Cheetosdust , Feb 5, 2021 :
    Indeed I have. :p

    And it always fascinated me how their audience perceives them, their announcements, products and philosophies. :cool:
     

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  4. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Feb 5, 2021

    dsmonteiro , Feb 5, 2021 :
    And don't get me started on Team Green and Team Red.
     

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  5. Tokolozi
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    Tokolozi , Feb 5, 2021 :
    May the great prophet Steve Jobs watch over them.
     

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  6. Tokolozi
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    Tokolozi , Feb 5, 2021 :
    We and Blue and Red.
    However I feel like apple has the largest "cult" following.
     

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  7. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Feb 5, 2021

    dsmonteiro , Feb 5, 2021 :
    True, but there are no zealots like the ones in the GPU wars.
     

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  8. Tokolozi
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    Tokolozi , Feb 5, 2021 :
    Yes, you filthy RTX user!

    RADEON REIGNS SUPREME!
     

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  9. Tobikage
    Nougat Feb 5, 2021

    Tobikage , Feb 5, 2021 :
    What god GPU there is no god GPU !
     

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  10. Tokolozi
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    Tokolozi , Feb 5, 2021 :
    Heil Transistor!
     

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  11. David Y.
    OxygenOS Staff Member Feb 5, 2021

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    David Y. , Feb 5, 2021 :
    wise words cheetos.👏

    yes, there was an interesting article: https://www.cnet.com/news/scientists-apple-makes-your-brain-go-all-religious/

    IMG_20210205_201143.jpg

    actually my question was inspired by this old video:


    no offense, but I do appreciate those religions that push people to develop good virtues. great marketing should also be the process to empower people and the whole society, for good deeds.
     

  12. Mr. BG
    Community Hero 2020 Feb 5, 2021

    Mr. BG , Feb 5, 2021 :
    Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy.
     

  13. Tokolozi
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    Tokolozi , Feb 5, 2021 :
    Everyone knows you read that with the babelfish, not with an actual translated copy.
     

  14. Mr. BG
    Community Hero 2020 Feb 5, 2021

    Mr. BG , Feb 5, 2021 :
    Scientology?

    You misspelled the Holy name, FTFY..

    PEOPLE PLANET PROFIT!

    Seriously though, I agree, too often it's used to dehumanize those who are not in the same boat, which is a shame.
     

  15. Tokolozi
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    Tokolozi , Feb 5, 2021 :
    #NotMyReligion
     

  16. Mr. BG
    Community Hero 2020 Feb 5, 2021

    Mr. BG , Feb 5, 2021 :
    Mine neither, I still have iPads and some old iMac's, but also Windows laptops, and no iPhone in sight, except for the dreaded work IPhone I truly hate that thing..
     

  17. Tokolozi
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    Tokolozi , Feb 5, 2021 :
    We're in the same boat there sadly.
    I think the last apple product I actually bought was the Iphone 3Gs, and that was a gift to my father back then...
     

  18. Cheetosdust
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert Feb 5, 2021

    Cheetosdust , Feb 5, 2021 :
    I love Carlin (and Hicks). If you go back and check their sets, a lot of prophetic stuff in there. :cool:

    I agree with you about pushing people to develop good virtues, but I do believe that the fulfillment should come from the inside. Not the feeling that I did this because I was afraid a god would punish me or a similar thought. :)

    Marketing can be an incredible tool and it can be inspiring. It is always fascinating to study and to understand its mechanisms. Apple does this incredibly well, to the point where a lot of people start to reason the need and the prices of their products. It's an art form almost. Marketing, to me, it's content and presentation too. ;)

    Even good marketing for bad products vs. bad marketing for good products is something fascinating. :cool:

    Don't know if you have watched it already, but please do give "Going Clear" a chance. You know what, just give Alex Gibney an opportunity when you fancy some good documentaries. ;)



    Thank you for the soundtrack. :cool:
     

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  19. the_o2
    User of the Year 2018; Community Scholar 2020 Feb 12, 2021

    the_o2 , Feb 12, 2021 :
    Happy New Year David and all the others in HQ and those who celebrates.

    Have a great year ahead :)
     

  20. David Y.
    OxygenOS Staff Member Feb 20, 2021 at 8:36 AM


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