A snooty friend needs a lesson

Discussion in 'iPad' started by CHunger, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. CHunger macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2012
    I have a snooty, snotty, snobby friend who- although he doesn't know beans about anything- claims the new iPad is a way overhyped toy, and that the Retina Display is all in our deluded minds and is totally worthless.

    ...I need ONE drop-dead demo, or some easily brought up kick-ass screens, that will knock his arrogant insufferable ass for a loop. He is also quite impatient, so it has gotta be something instantly snatchable on regular 3G)

    I sooo want to smoosh his nose in, and it will be my very first show-off with my new 32G Verizon. Suggestions, please!
  2. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Does he have any other tablet at all? I have noticed it is VERY hard letting people know the advantage of a tablet, and all they say is that "laptops are better" because they think the iPad is supposed to be everything that a MacBook Pro is.
  3. Ryan1524 macrumors 68000


    Apr 9, 2003
    Canada GTA
    Save your valuable time and energy for other things. Advisably something more productive to your own person.

    You'll almost never change these sort of minds. When the entire world is benefitting from a new tech and he/she's struggling to understand it, that's their problem - not yours.
  4. JacaByte macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2009
    You couldn't do it even if the iPad was completely transparent, projected 3D holograms, had a version of Siri that could read your thoughts and had a battery life so long it never needed to be charged.
  5. StevieWonderMic macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2012
    What he said. This idiot @ work is the same way, he's convinced the play book is better cuz its flash compatible. Well, I have both and guess which I always use..

    Nothing touches the iPad.. We compare the iPad w/ the ipad2 for a reason..

    Sent from my iPad
  6. interfreak macrumors regular


    Mar 14, 2012
    Queensland, Australia
    Why do you give a flying frack what she thinks?
  7. jltj macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2008
    I was among the first at my workplace to get the first iPad. Tonnes of people came up to me trying to convince me that tablets were pointless or useless, or that the iPad was just a large iPod touch.

    I ignored them and went on enjoying my iPad.

    Some of these people have bought their own iPads since then.
  8. zer0tails macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    Don't waste time. Even if you wowed him he will pretend to be unimpressed.
  9. IllIllIll macrumors 65816

    Oct 2, 2011
    Why do you feel the need to "knock his arrogant insufferable ass for a loop"? You must not have anything else to do and care way too much about what other people think. Weaksauce.
  10. Dsync macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2010
  11. Tikatika macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2012
    Northern California
    Any "friend" that is as toxic as you describe needs an exit from your life! JMHO of course.
  12. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    The best thing to do is not care at all. Don't give a puck.

    He's entitled to his opinion, as ignorant as it sounds … but don't waste your time trying to convince people.
  13. CHunger, Mar 23, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012

    CHunger thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2012
    No no you are all being way too serious.

    I am Original Poster here, and all I want is a couple of drop-dead gorgeous sites/pages I can bring up at a moments notice when we are having a gin and tonic at the bar and say: "Oh yeah? Just look at THIS." and kinda rub his nose in it....

    ....in other words, what looks really good and kick-ass in an immediate and simple demo?
  14. EarlZ macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2012
    If you need to prove something to him, either there is something wrong with you or your just doing a purchase justification. If your happy with your product you should not give a damn about what others think.
  15. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    Chop some vegetables with it. He will sure be impressed.
  16. Taimaru, Mar 23, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012

    Taimaru macrumors member

    May 22, 2010
    You'll never be able to convince him so I don't bother trying.

    I have a couple of work colleagues and a friend like that and what I do is to subtly make sure they don't get to see the iPad yet do something useful on it in front of them.

    You can see them straining to see what's on my iPad but they try not to make it obvious as they think it could weaken their argument. It annoys them that they can't see what's on my iPad.

    Eventually they ask to have a play with the iPad and I say "I thought you said it was rubbish" and then I walk off. They end up being really annoyed as they are obviously curious and I get great satisfaction out of that :D.
  17. CHunger thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2012
    No EarlZ... I just really want to have some fun with my new iPad and do some (maybe unseemly) showing- off. For F's sake...don't you know how to have a good time?

    ..../me thinks there is something wrong with you
  18. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

    Feb 14, 2003
    SF Bay area
    I would just agree with him and dissuade him from getting an iPad. Then you'll have the satisfaction of knowing he'll have to live without an iPad.

    You could download some really lovely, high resolution images. Don't try to view them in safari, it down samples.

    You could use numbers and pull up a very large spear sheet and view lots of cells. You could pull up a complex font with fine line art and small fonts.

    However, I agree with the others. If someone is bound and determined to disagree with you providing evidence against their thinking will just make them dig in their heels.
  19. iBlue macrumors Core


    Mar 17, 2005
    London, England
  20. CHunger thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2012
    Hehe neutrino and iblue yes that is more like it!: I just want to dazzle him.

    He is not prejudiced- he just needs evidence!

    And if we can wow him, he might himself become a great enthusiast...

    So all I am asking for is a lists of sites/places that show off the new iPad to glorious advantage, quickly and easily.
  21. MythicFrost macrumors 68040


    Mar 11, 2009
    Games > Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy, Modern Combat 3, Real Racing 2, Galaxy On Fire 2 HD.
  22. qCzar macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2011
    SFBA, CA
    Prove it with a "photo contest." Have him take a photo with his tablet, or camera and import it to a laptop. And you'd take a photo of the same object at the same time on your iPad 3. He'll see the difference; I noticed amazing clarity in the photos I took just because of the screen itself.
  23. jacktorrance macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2009
    ...or maybe grow up and spend your time more wisely.
  24. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007

    All of these posts and not a single suggestion. Perhaps your friend is right?

    As more days go by, it seems more is revealed to support his position.

    I cant tell anymore who is being deluded but I have 7 days left to decide.

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