Saturday, March 24, 2012

Riddle Me This

How is it that pharmaceutical companies in advertising must list the possible negative side-effects to the use of their products,
but
Electronics gadget purveryors are not required to caution you of the negative side-effects to the use of their products?

"For buyers of Apple’s new iPad, ‘4G’ can quickly turn into ‘4 grand’

"Users quickly are discovering the new iPad gobbles data from cellular networks at a monstrous rate. Some find their monthly allotment can be eaten up after watching a two-hour movie. That has left consumers with a dilemma: Pay up for more data or hold back on using the device’s best features." --WaPo 3/23/12

6 comments:

Grace said...

Watching a movie on an iPad via a cellular connection? Stupid is, as stupid does..

vanilla said...

Grace, so totally true. Unbelievable, too.

Vee said...

Full disclosure should be required for all products. But as long as people keep purchasing and using them in order to be "cool," the producers will no doubt keep doing what they are currently doing.

vanilla said...

Vee, perhaps the day in which "caveat emptor" was the standard is still with us.

Lin said...

I'm with Vee--it's working for the Ipeople! :) They keep gobbling up the products with no problem.

vanilla said...

Lin, you are right; and I've just had it explained to me: "your generation just can't relate to ours."