Top comment on the "Phonebloks" original video:
I just noticed something crazy. Check this out:
The article says Motorola has been working on this for a year now. That Phoneblox video went around at least a month ago. In the video, they give a specific date in the future for everyone to talk about how bad they want a phone like that. Guess what date it says in the video? 10/29/13, the day Motorola made this announcement.
If Motorola paid that guy to make that video this is like the best example of viral marketing I've ever seen in my life
If that is true, then...
They definitely need to cover this on the WAN show. Certainly as Linus shot this idea down with some very truthful and key points. But, they seem to be problems that are being worked on proactively.
It's certainly a very new take on the phone and moves it in a very round about way to a new level, if this were to go through and become a product.
Although, it does smell a bit of advertising. The way he portrays Google and Motorola for example, it seems to clean.
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