‘Liz Taylor Knows It, the President Knows It, the Bum Knows It, and You Know It.’: df4.us/iyq
— Daring Fireball (@daringfireball) January 3, 2012
[Apple] sells what’s widely held to be the best cell phone in the world starting at just $199 — reminds me of Andy Warhol’s great quote about Coke:
What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it.
It doesn’t matter how much money you spend, you can’t get a better phone than an iPhone. And at just $199, it’s accessible to almost every consumer with a cell phone. That’s pretty powerful.