A snooty friend needs a lesson

CHunger

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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!
 

dontwalkhand

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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.
 

Ryan1524

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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.
 

JacaByte

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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.
 

StevieWonderMic

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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
 

interfreak

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Mar 14, 2012
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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!
Why do you give a flying frack what she thinks?
 

jltj

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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.
 

IllIllIll

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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.
 

Yr Blues

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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.
 

CHunger

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Feb 28, 2012
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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?
 
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EarlZ

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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.
 

Taimaru

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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.
 
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CHunger

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Feb 28, 2012
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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.
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
 

neutrino23

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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.
 

CHunger

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Feb 28, 2012
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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.
 

qCzar

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Feb 27, 2011
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....in other words, what looks really good and kick-ass in an immediate and simple demo?
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.
 

ZipZap

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WOW!

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.