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GordonBennet
10-03-2010, 11:59 PM
What's your favourite implausible "computing on the go" ad?

I remember one where the guy is sitting cross-legged on a raft made of rough-hewn logs. One little wave from a passing speed-boat and he can kiss $3K of hardware goodbye.

I recall another where a fellow is standing, holding his full-sized laptop in the palm of one hand, while apparently typing with the other. I guess I could do that ... for about 15 seconds.

To kick things off, how about this one:

http://htmlgear.lycos.com/img/front07/woman_on_computer.jpg

I guess it's okay for pressing the PGDWN key, but try keying a string into google while your elbows are immobilized.

pctek
11-03-2010, 08:14 AM
Ad? Don't know but I quite liked this:

nofam
11-03-2010, 08:42 AM
Probably any ad showing a laptop; they never have power leads showing, and often have the user sitting very awkwardly on something near a pool or some such.

Another personal hate are those horribly PC (politically correct, not personal computer!) ads with a bunch of suits hovering around, and pointing at a laptop; there's always an African American type, an Asian/Hispanic looking person, a couple of women, and a square-jawed hero type. Blaaaagh :badpc:

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wainuitech
11-03-2010, 09:13 AM
where the guy has jumped out of a plane, holding a laptop, and it's connecting to the internet, another XT fake I think.

Never sky dived, but I would expect thats almost impossible to do, hold on with one hand while plummeting towards to the ground, the wind would rip it from your hand.

prefect
11-03-2010, 09:31 AM
where the guy has jumped out of a plane, holding a laptop, and it's connecting to the internet, another XT fake I think.

Never sky dived, but I would expect thats almost impossible to do, hold on with one hand while plummeting towards to the ground, the wind would rip it from your hand.

You just wait Wainui, you may have set off a law of physics argument about a plummeting person and laptop.

wainuitech
11-03-2010, 09:36 AM
You just wait Wainui, you may have set off a law of physics argument about a plummeting person and laptop.

:lol: I'd try it -- But why jump out of a perfectly good plane.

I'd try the roof of my house, But I dont think the parachute would open soon enough :p

Gobe1
11-03-2010, 10:43 AM
What's your favourite implausible "computing on the go" ad?

I remember one where the guy is sitting cross-legged on a raft made of rough-hewn logs. One little wave from a passing speed-boat and he can kiss $3K of hardware goodbye.

I recall another where a fellow is standing, holding his full-sized laptop in the palm of one hand, while apparently typing with the other. I guess I could do that ... for about 15 seconds.

To kick things off, how about this one:

http://htmlgear.lycos.com/img/front07/woman_on_computer.jpg

I guess it's okay for pressing the PGDWN key, but try keying a string into google while your elbows are immobilized.

Looks like she is trying to find the PGDWN key

Sweep
11-03-2010, 11:51 AM
:lol: I'd try it -- But why jump out of a perfectly good plane.

I'd try the roof of my house, But I dont think the parachute would open soon enough :p

Just get more clients so you can buy yourself something like the Skytower in which to live.

hueybot3000
11-03-2010, 06:18 PM
:lol: I'd try it -- But why jump out of a perfectly good plane.

I'd try the roof of my house, But I dont think the parachute would open soon enough :p

Still try it, I'm sure roddy will film it for your family to look back on

wainuitech
11-03-2010, 07:12 PM
Isn't the internet great (http://www.ehow.com/how_2124060_parachute-off-roof.html) :lol: OR in other Words (http://www.funnychill.com/files/funny-pictures/gorilla-finger.jpg) :p :p

hueybot3000
11-03-2010, 07:16 PM
haha humans are stupid. We've actually bothered to find out the minimum distant for parachuting