Nov 4 2008
At Apple’s Spotlight on Notebooks event last month, the post-presentation Q&A brought up the subject of Blu-Ray and specifically its absence from Apple’s product line. At the time, Steve Jobs chimed in by commenting,
“Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt. It’s great to watch the movies, but the licensing of the tech is so complex, we’re waiting till things settle down and Blu-ray takes off in the marketplace.”
Since then the bloggosphere and the twittersphere have adopted the the term “bag of hurt” and have applied it to many inelegant or difficult technologies…many of them Apple creations.
Today in the MacMerc Store, two new items have been added to our catalog that poke fun at the “bag of hurt.”
The first is an actual bag. The Tote Bag of Hurt is a simple black tote bag suitable for carrying all your Blu-Ray discs to your media PC or perhaps your Psystar Mac OS X-compatible PC. It comes in basic black and sells for USD$17.99.
The second “bag of hurt” item is the Bag of Hurt T-Shirt–perhaps we should call it “the Shirt of Hurt.” Everybody has those days when they feel like a bag of hurt, now you can warn people up front. The shirt is available in basic black in sizes ranging from Small to XX-Large. The Bag of Hurt T-Shirt sells for USD$21.90.