"Screw the nano," says Motorola CEO Ed Zander. "What the hell does the nano do? Who listens to 1,000 songs?" It's true, no one listens to 1000 songs. And no one reads 8 billion web pages. But we like to have them around, just in case.
And you just don't fit in. I caught the first episode of Martha's Apprentice last night. She's a kinder, gentler Donald, but there are a lot of similarities between the two shows which makes me wonder how much control Martha really has over what goes on.
It's hard to watch because like all reality shows the contestants are trying to game the system right out of the gate. Was Dawn really that awful, or was Jeff just trying to create false conflict to get her fired? Jeff didn't really want to work with anyone—he just wanted to get everyone else fired. This is the reason he was fired. I get the feeling the producers try to dumb things down a bit for the audience since admitting that he was too much of a player would show the flaws in this show. Jim is going to lose for this same reason, but Martha will probably come up with something more audience friendly when she gives him the boot.
Martha's version is better than Donald's, though instead of sending the loser a friendly note she should just run over them with her car.