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Jeff Campbell
08-02-2010, 02:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/07/ipad-owner-are-selfish-elites-critics-are-independent-geeks-says-study/#ixzz0uzaG0eL7' target='_blank'>http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010.../#ixzz0uzaG0eL7</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"It's not exactly official, but should also surprise no one: According to a new study the psychological profile of iPad owners can be summed up as 'selfish elites' while have-not critics are 'independent geeks.'"</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1280691588.usr105634.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>The research was done by MyType, and, to quote the article, <em>"The firm's conclusion was that iPad owners tend to be wealthy, sophisticated, highly educated and disproportionately interested in business and finance, while they scored terribly in the areas of altruism and kindness. In other words, 'selfish elites.'"&nbsp;</em></p><p>Well, only speaking for myself of course, I'm not wealthy and don't have a disproportionate interest in business in finance, although I do have a BA in Accounting. I never have considered myself selfish but that is for others to decide I suppose. I do find it highly likely that the poll is correct when it comes to the finding that 96% of those that criticize it don't even own one, as this is the case, again in my opinion, for a majority of criticism about lots of things, not just iPads. What do you think of the research? And when you get right down to it, do you really care? I don't.&nbsp;</p>

08-03-2010, 02:01 PM
I ignore studies like this just as I ignore the "elitists" who insist on ragging on people for having tech products, especially Apple. I assume of course that the people who claim I only buy "unnecessary status symbol items" themselves own nothing one might consider unnecessary to the basics of life and only live in a house with four walls, a bed, a fridge and a couch and nothing else. You know, the same kind of person who says I only bought an iPad to keep up with the Johnsons, while they sit in front of their 50 inch plasma TV. I am not so shallow (or so rich) that I only buy things because they are the "in" thing. What a ridiculous argument for people to make.