Originally Posted by jfanning
no it wasn't, it is you interpretation that it is, if you interpretated it that way, then sorry, you have made a mistake.
I didn't reword something in the way you are saying, I read something, made an interpretation, then preceeded to ask if that is what they meant. Now there has been several replies to my question, yet none from the person I actually asked, they are the only one than confirm or deny if I have interpretated correctly.
No agenda, the OP made a statement, I wanted confirmation on that statement, confirmation from the person who made it. Yet they haven't replied, but you did. How can you know what the person meant, unless you have an agenda....
See, two can play at that game.
I was taught at school, at university, and at work, if I was wanting confirmation that I understand something correctly, to reword it how I understand it and ask for confirmation. So what is the issue? Why do you have such agenda against me wanting clarification on something? What is you issue with this situation?
It's quite a mental leap from the OP:
--Criticizing manufacturers for the quality and complexity of their products
to your assumption:
--That he said that people who can't afford a luxury phone don't deserve a phone.
Why go there?
Why do it in such a way as to challenge rather than to confirm?
You didn't reword his statement, you rewrote it -- changing the topic and meaning.
-- What should people who can't afford a $700 phone do?
would be more tactful and appropriate for reasoned discussion.
Instead of "asking
for confirmation" you were "telling
him a different question"!
I don't really have an agenda, except I am retired, enjoy Apple products, am an AAPL shareholder, admire the company, and generally (not always) promote Apple solutions. All of this because I think they are the best solutions available!
I come to these forums to participate in reasoned discussions about the things that interest me.
When someone makes a rude or distracting post, such as yours, I usually ignore it, and move on.
In this case, others were using your post to build upon-- creating further animosity and straying from the topic of this thread:
"Apple will use baseband from CDMA giant for iPhone 5 and iPad 2 - report".
Because of that, I decided to weigh in with my opinion.