Posts tagged funny
Originally meant as an internal rant, it was accidentally made public on Google Plus and went insanely viral. It is a long read, but well worth the time if you’re interested in IT architecture and management.
Stevey’s Google Platforms Rant
I was at Amazon for about six and a half years, and now I’ve been at Google for that long. One thing that struck me immediately about the two companies — an impression that has been reinforced almost daily — is that Amazon does everything wrong, and Google does everything right. Sure, it’s a sweeping generalization, but a surprisingly accurate one. It’s pretty crazy. There are probably a hundred or even two hundred different ways you can compare the two companies, and Google is superior in all but three of them, if I recall correctly. I actually did a spreadsheet at one point but Legal wouldn’t let me show it to anyone, even though recruiting loved it. (more…)
This hilarious post on Gizmodo showcases the dangers of copying, and how minimalist Apple’s ads really are. It brings Pablo Picasso’s quote on copying to mind, “Good artists copy, great artists steal”. If you don’t understand the inspiration behind the development of the concept, then you won’t be able to incorporate a fresh perspective that portrays the original essence along with its newly adapted meaning. Check out the rest of the ads (more…)
How much would you pay for something completely useless? I’d pay nothing. Yet, the dudes over at thinkgeek.com have offered ‘The Useless Box’ that does nothing for $40. They even market it as useless, “Turn it on, so it can turn itself off… silliest electronics kits ever.” I went to buy one as soon as it showed up on my screen and it was already sold out. I live in Dubai, so it would cost me twice as much to have it shipped here, yet I’m heartbroken. Turns out there are 117 Facebook comments on the page, with similar reactions to mine, I’m not the only idiot out there drawn to an awesome yet useless experience:
“Shut up and take my money!”
“It’s the most useless and stupid thing I ever seen. I want it now…”
“I want to see the disappointment in my moms face when I spend 40 dollars on this.”
“MUST… RESIST… AAARRRRGGGGHHHH! This is the DUMBEST THING I have ever seen yet, I want one to put on my desk!!”
and so on…
Watch the video below and if you’re as dumb as I am, you can sign up to be notified when the Useless Box Kit is in stock again on ThinkGeek.com.
Update: I couldn’t actually buy the useless box. After a long thread of pleading emails with ThinkGeek.com’s customer service where I begged them to take my $40 dollars, somehow their poor business rules, checkout QA or UX won’t let me order one. And they didn’t really seem to care. I order things from American online stores all the time. I live in Dubai, use my UAE credit card and have things shipped to my friend’s address in the states. This is the first company of ‘geeks’ (yeah right) that I’ve had this problem with in 3 years. #fail
I can see this as one of youtube’s all time treasures, and will rise to the top soon.
It has been a really long time since I surfed youtube, I visit links shared with me but this one came in an email titled ‘Laugh of the day’ and it definitely lived up to its expectations! Enjoy and don’t forget to share this one!