Verizon is releasing its newest Smart Phone, the Motorola Droid next Thursday. The Droid is based on the open-development ready Google Android 2.0 operating System, and Verizon is positioning the product to compete with the Apple iPhone, which has been an AT&T exclusive product for years now. The Consensus is that the new Motorola is not an "iPhone Killer", but what I found interesting is why people are saying that.
Essentially the iPhone is safe from the Droid because most iPhone users are liberals. They are people who WANT a Mommy and Daddy watching over them. iPhone developers must navigate a Byzantine approval process that is so bad, that some even stoop to using Microsoft's .NET to get things done. Apple tests and approves every application offered on the iPhone to make sure they all play nice together. This of course ensures the phone will deliver the beautiful and slick user experience Apple has decided its users will have. The iPhone is a good example of the "one-size-fits all" top-down mentality of liberals. If you want a different experience from what your masters thinks you SHOULD have and SHOULD want, you are just SOL. The lowercase "i" in iPhone doesn't occur by accident. The individual just isn't as important, and the "Phone" takes precedence. Many iPhone and Mac users come near to worshipping Apple and their products, going so far as to genuflect when they turn on a Apple device, ensure they face San Jose 3 times a day to give thanks for their iLife and to pray for the saving of the pagans who do not yet have one. link
Why? Because sometimes it's just fun to get a rise out of people--especially liberals :-)
Update, 11/1/09: I haven't posted a few of the more vile comments. It's always fun to poke at the Apple-philes, though, because they can get so emotional! It's almost like you're attacking their child, or their religion (!!!), or President Obama.
Look, folks, if you want to have an Apple product, I support that. I think it's great, have at it. Just don't expect me to think you're a genius or socially-conscious or whatever. To me, you're a person who has extra money to spend on electronics--and someone who takes those electronics a bit too seriously!