Picture the scene: you’re well off, have stacks of cash, a fancy car and you’ll even admit in public to voting for the Conservative Party. But something is missing… what else can you do to boast about your decadent lifestyle and make the poor hate you even more?
You could try and get a posh mobile phone… but then, the fanciest phone on the market is the iPhone, and even paupers can afford one of those these days. You need something else to really set yourself apart from the riff-raff.
There’s a new application available for the iPhone called “I am Rich”. It’ll set you back $1000 and it does… absolutely nothing.
Whilst all of your other working class iPhone apps will work hard on the phone carrying out important tasks that keep the phone working and functional, “I am Rich” will sit idly by, displaying a red ruby on the screen. The closest thing it has to resembling a feature is the offer of displaying a “secret business mantra” to “help you to stay rich, healthy and successful”.
Presumably that mantra is “wish you were the ones to come up with the idea for a $1000 iPhone app that stupid rich people will buy as a status symbol”.
By James O'Malley | August 6th, 2008