A strange thought came to me this evening. Two things I dislike, one in the literary world, and one in the technology world, seem to have a lot of parallels between them.
One is a phone, all nice and sparkly, the best looking one. A phone which called itself a smartphone and the whole world took its word for granted, despite the fact that it didn’t possess any of the characteristics of a proper smartphone (running 3rd party applications, multitasking, copy-paste, MMS, etc. etc.).
The other is about a guy, all nice and sparkly, the best looking one. A guy who called himself a vampire and the whole world took his word for granted, despite the fact that he didn’t possess any of the characteristics of a proper vampire (drinking blood, no reflection or shadow, vulnerable to sunshine, garlic, silver, etc. etc.).
Just a thought.
P.S: I don’t really dislike the iPhone. Just how the company (and its CEO) behaves. However, I do dislike the fact that people are ok with it being feature-deficient as long as it looks pretty and smooth.
P.P.S: I haven’t really read Twilight. The synopsis gave me a headache and scared me off from reading the book.
P.P.P.S: I really hate Twilight.
P.P.P.P.S: Really, really…