12 December 2009

iPhone users are delusional, consultants say

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Strand Consult suggests that iPhone users are suffering from a form of Stockholm Syndrome–the condition in which the kidnapped begin to show loyalty to their kidnappers.

“Apple has launched a beautiful phone with a fantastic user interface that has had a number of technological shortcomings that many iPhone users have accepted and defended, despite those shortcomings resulting in limitations in iPhone users’ daily lives.”

“When we examine the iPhone users’ arguments defending the iPhone, it reminds us of the famous Stockholm Syndrome–a term invented by psychologists after a hostage drama in Stockholm. Here, hostages reacted to the psychological pressure they were experiencing by defending the people that had held them hostage for six days.”

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