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Eric Lund
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It freaks me out that reading the New Gods saga how "odd" at the time it came out the concept of the Mother Box and where such an idea came from but with practically everyone on the planet now having a cellphone and to top it off cellphones that serve as GPS and Internet Browsers, cameras, multimedia devices, etc. ad-infinitum that we now are approaching in reality the "Mother Box" for all people.

I don't know where Kirby got the idea from but it was really visionary on his part.

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BTW, can we post on the JBF from the iPhone? 

Mine seems to have lost that power...
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I can still post to the Forum from my iPhone, tho I rarely do.

Not a good analog to the Mother Box, tho. If anything, the Mother Box is the
exact opposite of an iPhone, or a cellphone, or a computer of any kind. The
Mother Box is an intensely personal device, each on tailored specifically to its
user. It's more like a portable soul than a cellphone.

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Plus, four friends and I chanted "Taaru" into my I-phone until we were blue in the face, but f*ck-all happened...

I'm kidding; I don't even OWN one of the bloody things...

 

 

Edited to correct a f*cking typo!



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They're only bloody if you use them to hit people. And then you have to be
careful how you hold them, or then tend to glance off.

Or, so I'm told. . .

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I've been looking for a Ping! Ping! Ping! ringtone for my iPhone. What real world sound would those pings be similar to? I always heard them in my head as having a metallic sound.

I am unable to post to the Forum from my iPhone as well.
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Eric Lund
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The Mother Box always seemed like a computer to me... They ask it questions, it seems to have all the answers.. It can do things that the character cannot on their own. It seems tapped into an information store, etc... etc...

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Michael Roberts
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But iPhones aren't sentient... at least I don't think mine is.
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Juan Jose Colin Arciniega
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Err...



They look alike...


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It's more like a portable soul than a cellphone.
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I like that description.

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Even though the iPhone's a long way from being motherbox, I get where you're getting at, but I don't think it's that far out to come up with the iPhone's concept even 200 years ago. The real drawbacks with technology are data capacity and processing speed without over heating. We could've had those 200 years ago had we the electronical know how.

Heck, the iPhone's a glorified PDA sold as an entertainment center, they didn't come up with that out of the blue when they launched it.

 

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I've been referring to my brother's iPhone as his Mother Box for a few months now.  Not as funny when you're hanging around people who don't read comics.


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I post here from my Samsung Instinct.
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I don't have an iPhone, but I named my iPod Skeets. 
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I've posted a few times via my iPhone, but I'll mainly use it to read and limit posting to when I'm on a pc.
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 It's more like a portable soul than a cellphone.

How can that be if most of you are agnostics or athiests?

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How can that be if most of you are agnostics or athiests?

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I'm not an agnostic or athiest, but I hope they're all okay with me speaking for them when I say "because Mother Boxes are fictional."


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How can that be if most of you are agnostics or athiests?
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Because in the world of the New Gods there are proven gods.

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Juan Jose Colin Arciniega
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Yeah...Mother Boxes looks like iPhones since Dan Jurgens!


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Lars Johansson
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Shit. Excuse me. Dan Jurgens can really draw.
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Andrew W. Farago
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I don't have an iPhone and am not planning on getting one, but once they invent a "Boom Tube" app, I'm all over it.  I must spend about $30 billion a year flying back and forth from here to Apokalips on business trips.
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Heh Andrew. 

Mother Box = iPhone?  Nah. 


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I believe in all kinds of things in comic books I don't believe exist in the real world.  Like, uh, basically everything awesome about comic books, unless I happen to be reading American Splendor.  And even there, well...this place he calls 'Cleveland' is hard to believe!  After all, didn't Howard the Duck live there?  Awfully suspicious...


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I don't have an iPhone. I love my flip-top cellphone. When no one's looking I pretend to call the Enterprise!
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