Apple’s Famous ‘Think Different’ Ad (Video)

Good question for the Disinfo crowd: is this ad accurate or appropriating?

30 Comments on "Apple’s Famous ‘Think Different’ Ad (Video)"

  1. Anonymous | Oct 6, 2011 at 9:49 am |

    More like think “ZOMG IM A REBEL WOOT ZOMG”

  2. Redacted | Oct 6, 2011 at 5:49 am |

    More like think “ZOMG IM A REBEL WOOT ZOMG”

    User SuddenlySpam was a newfag when the Eternal September dawned. He is now an oldfag.

  3. newfag/oldfag is terminology reserved for the asshole of the internet; go back to 4chan.

    Alternatively: “only newfags say ‘newfag'”

  4. emperorxx | Oct 6, 2011 at 3:44 pm |

    Of course, the message isn’t supposed to portray “rebels” or people who don’t “respect the status quo” as much as it is people who are a) super popular, and b) excel at what they do. The message: we are Apple, you will love us, we are the best. If Apple (or most of the people whom they portray: Mohammed Ali? John Lennon? Oh wait: he’s on iTunes, nevermind) really “changed the world”, they would likely be despised for years. If they really wanted to align themselves with world-changers, why not dig up some footage of Hitler, who despite all of his atrocities, was the type of sheepherder who would probably make a great CEO in today’s world. Thus, retitle the video, “iconic, media-friendly, charismatic institutions” and it’s quite accurate, not at all appropriating.

  5. emperorxx | Oct 6, 2011 at 11:44 am |

    Of course, the message isn’t supposed to portray “rebels” or people who don’t “respect the status quo” as much as it is people who are a) super popular, and b) excel at what they do. The message: we are Apple, you will love us, we are the best. If Apple (or most of the people whom they portray: Mohammed Ali? John Lennon? Oh wait: he’s on iTunes, nevermind) really “changed the world”, they would likely be despised for years. If they really wanted to align themselves with world-changers, why not dig up some footage of Hitler, who despite all of his atrocities, was the type of sheepherder who would probably make a great CEO in today’s world. Thus, retitle the video, “iconic, media-friendly, charismatic institutions” and it’s quite accurate, not at all appropriating.

    • GoodDoktorBad | Oct 6, 2011 at 1:06 pm |

      Viewed as the advertisement it is, I agree with you. But without the imagery and the questionable relationship to Apple’s hypocrisy in making such an ad, the message itself is good.

      I’m sure that Apple isn’t the habit of hiring people who buck authority. Like in any business, employees do what they’re told. Back talk is frowned on. They don’t hire “crazy people”. They try to count themselves among all these “cool” rebels. They are some how just like them. “We’re sooo cooool, now buy our stuff!!”
       
      If John Lennon or Cassius Clay were looking for for a job (before they were famous, hypothetically), I don’t think Apple would snatch them up…..

  6. Anonymous | Oct 6, 2011 at 5:06 pm |

    Viewed as the advertisement it is, I agree with you. But without the imagery and the questionable relationship to Apple’s hypocrisy in making such an ad, the message itself is good.

    I’m sure that Apple isn’t the habit of hiring people who buck authority. Like in any business, employees do what they’re told. Back talk is frowned on. They don’t hire “crazy people”. They try to count themselves among all these “cool” rebels. They are some how just like them. 

    We’re sooo cooool, now buy our stuff!!

  7. Anonymous | Oct 6, 2011 at 5:39 pm |

    Stealing a little thunder from the success of others. Name dropping. Assuming greatness by associations that don’t really exist. Falsely attaching yourself to profound statements and philosophy you don’t understand or embody. Incredibly lame -Apple. What’s even sadder is this ad probably brought in a lot of sales for them- which means people bought into the ad. 

    In fairness, I suppose their products weren’t  so bad for those that liked them….

  8. GoodDoktorBad | Oct 6, 2011 at 1:39 pm |

    Stealing a little thunder from the success of others. Name dropping. Assuming greatness by associations that don’t really exist. Falsely attaching yourself to profound statements and philosophy you don’t understand or embody. Incredibly lame -Apple. What’s even sadder is this ad probably brought in a lot of sales for them- which means people bought into the ad. 

    In fairness, I suppose their products weren’t  so bad for those that liked them….

  9. Anonymous | Oct 6, 2011 at 5:57 pm |

    Being cool is uncool. Only the uncool are cool….and the truly cool are but chilly…..

  10. I was uncool before uncool was cool

  11. justagirl | Oct 6, 2011 at 7:12 pm |

    woah..  that is totally racist.

  12. justagirl | Oct 6, 2011 at 3:12 pm |

    woah..  that is totally racist.

  13. Anonymous | Oct 6, 2011 at 7:45 pm |

    And you’re both faggots.

  14. and their lawyers didn’t like chinese entrepreneurs creating thinking outside the apple store

  15. and their lawyers didn’t like chinese entrepreneurs creating thinking outside the apple store

  16. Inspiring… but essentially a rip-off of Jack Kerouac from “On The Road”: “…the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars, and in the middle, you see the blue center-light pop, and everybody goes ‘Awww!'” — http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jack_Kerouac#Misattributed

  17. Inspiring… but essentially a rip-off of Jack Kerouac from “On The Road”: “…the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars, and in the middle, you see the blue center-light pop, and everybody goes ‘Awww!'” — http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jack_Kerouac#Misattributed

  18. Anonymous | Oct 6, 2011 at 10:41 pm |

    I came from nothing before nothing began….

  19. Anonymous | Oct 6, 2011 at 10:45 pm |

    Enjoy your fantasies -Sperm Gobbler!! 

    Smooooooches!!! Mmmmmmwah! 

  20. I came from the future before the past began.

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