"Genetically engineered for your thumbs"

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  1. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Saw this ad on here for the HTC Touch or whatever it's called...

    ...How the hell do you genetically engineer a phone?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    You sit around in nice suits in glass-walled offices and throw around stupid but impressively-sounding pseudo-scientific marketing phrases about bits of plastic and metal, solely intended to appeal to gadgetboy and his wallet.
     
  3. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    Phone will emit a pheromone which causes altered selective breeding. The next generation will have thumbs only 1/32" in diameter, but completely prehensile.
     
  4. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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  5. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Psh, HTC did it, I mean, seriously:rolleyes:

    :D
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Maybe the ad writer could not spell "ergonomically"??
     
  7. cube macrumors G5

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    You start by watching eXistenZ a hundred times.
     
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  9. BlackSnow macrumors regular

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    It's just marketing, some people will hear "Genetically engineered for your thumbs" and say "Well honey, it's the best in the market because it Genetically engineered." Thus HTC touch is sold to the clueless masses, who forgot what genetically engineered means.
     
  10. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Or they'll say, "GENETICALLY ENGINEERED? They must be crossing fish genes with our phones now! How dare they mess with nature!" And boycott it.
     
  11. BlackSnow macrumors regular

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    True, but then you could use it underwater.
     
  12. BlackSnow macrumors regular

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    And correct me if I'm wrong, but don't you need to be living to have genes?
     
  13. EV0LUTION macrumors 6502

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    Maybe they have cut the thumb from the phone. Meaning, that you, instead of having to use your thumb to push the answer key, you just have to think answer in your head. :rolleyes: (assuming our brains all emit genetically different electric frequencies).

    The future is going to kick ass!
     
  14. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Are viruses living?
     
  15. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    It's going to kick something, but what it is has yet to be determined. [​IMG]
     
  16. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe what they mean to say is that they secretly cloned an army of Steve Jobs (or anyone else who can actually make an appealing phone)? :eek:
     
  17. EV0LUTION macrumors 6502

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    yes they reproduce

    edit: or replicate themselves
     
  18. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    So it's "genetically engineered"?

    The question is, is it "genetically superior"?!

    Haha! Look at the iPhone then look at the HTC...

    "You my man, are genetically superior!" Man I love Brucie!
     
  19. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    [​IMG]
     
  20. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    You missed the most relevant part - the 'brainstorming collective' notes were taken on Macs ;)
     

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