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two Apples equal one Kidney



I think it’s fair to say that more people use Android devices than Apple iOs (iPads, iPhones, iPods – and, soon, Macbooks) devices.

why not? Android devices are for the unenlightened masses (although more cool kids actually want an iPhone). anybody can have one. the experience is second-rate and quality control will always remain suspect. look, Google has more employees, spends more money on R&D, and can point to the Android platform having a majority market-share (although that depends on how you spin the numbers).

but, Google somehow still manages make a lot less money than Apple.

for me. it’s about value – both perceived and realized.

and, here is an extreme example:

Teenager sells kidney for ipad2

in summary, the 17-year-old fellow surnamed Zheng, a freshman in high school, got connected with a kidney-selling agent through the internet, who pledged to pay him 20,000 yuan (that’s $3,084.45 US ) for one of his kidneys.

according to the story, on April 28 of this year, Zheng went to Chenzhou, Hunan Province to have his kidney removed under the supervision of three so-called middlemen, and received the 22,000 yuan. he then returned home with an Apple iPad and an iPhone.

just to further my point, you can now get approximately twelve (12) Android devices for the same kidney.

did you know that seventy-three percent (73%) of all CEO’s in North America use an iPhone? there is a vital difference between being a leader and a follower (back to the masses, thing). don’t take my word for it. take your own notice. do it!

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork


3 Comments to

“two Apples equal one Kidney”

  1. Avatar June 7th, 2011 at 10:23 am Leaders and Followers and Technology « Says:

    […] there is a vital difference between being a leader and a follower. I don’t often cross-over, blog-wise between the business and my personal blog. for for it’s best perspective, you can sort out more on this topic by reading my recent blog post, two Apples equal one Kidney. […]

  2. Avatar June 7th, 2011 at 11:08 am Kyle Jeffares Says:

    Apple should fully embrace him for his marketing value – kind of turns up the whole “what would you do for a klondike bar?” shtick to a whole new level… Or, iPad – If it’s worth a kidney, it’s a virtual steal at only $599…

    Of course, based on your logic, it seems much more likely that someone willing to trade a kidney for a device here in the states would be drawn to the android. Just sayin…

  3. Avatar June 7th, 2011 at 11:29 am Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    “my kingdom for a __________________”.

    everyone has a kidney and probably an opinion.

    eventually, all that matters is your health and informed decision-making. I’ll counsel finding other means to secure technology. But, unlike the masses that go Android, this Chinese fellow at least knows how to optimize his assets.


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