It’s not exactly official, but should also surprise no one: According to a new study the psychological profile of iPad owners can be summed up as “selfish elites” while have-not critics are “independent geeks.”

Of course the “haves” would probably call the “have nots” “cheap wannabes” to which the “have nots” would retort: “FANBOI!!”

Which is why we should stick to the science. Consumer research firm MyType conducted the study, in which opinions of 20,000 people were analyzed between March and May. The firm’s conclusion was that iPad owners tend to be wealthy, sophisticated, highly educated and disproportionately interested in business and finance, while they scored terribly in the areas of altruism and kindness. In other words, “selfish elites.”

They are six times more likely to be “wealthy, well-educated, power-hungry, over-achieving, sophisticated, unkind and non-altruistic 30-50 year olds,” MyType’s Tim Koelkebeck told Wired.com.

So, are you an elitist snob? Don’t be a denier!




  1. Animby says:

    # 23 bobbo – When I was a boy, we coldn’t afford corn cobs…

    Well, I guess that makes me an independent geek. Oh, wait! I have a smartphone and an ereader. Does that make me an independent elitist geek?

  2. Floyd says:

    ObMontyPythonPicture: obviously the Upper Class Twit of the Year.

  3. clifffton says:

    There are no ex-Amiga owners. We keep them!
    I think I want to jailbreak an iPad to run UAE 🙂

  4. honeyman says:

    #35 I’m an ex-Amiga owner.

    I even bought the HDD attachment. Someone offered me a fortune for it and since I have no romantic attachment to technology, I sold it in a complicated computer for motorbike swap.

  5. ECA says:

    i Gave my amiga away..Im sorry I did.
    But I saw the P2-200mhz FINALLY catching up..(My amiga was 35mhz).
    FINALLY getting more colors then 256(amiga has 4096).
    ALL that and a 16 meg video(amiga did the same with 512/1meg)
    THEN finally Stereo sound on Intel, WOW..(amiga from 1985)
    The AMIGA and INTEL machines cost about the same at the time(1985) it was the 4096 color 16 bit planes, Stereo sound..That sold it..
    ALSO 1 other thing..IT WAS WINDOWED..For those that DONT KNOW)
    And considering Wintel did this in 1995 was amazing(amiga did it in 1985)

  6. sargasso_c says:

    This only makes them even more desirable.

  7. sargasso_c says:

    Recently a bearded intellectual elitist wine swilling Prius driving Mac fanboy traded his airline air-points to fly from New Zealand to California (and back the same day) to stand in line with stinking hippies to buy a WiFi iPad.

  8. bean12 says:

    This is so stupid, I’m 13 and I’m getting one in two month’s for my bday. And I’m not snobby or selfish. And having and ipad doesn’t mean that your are dumb.
    Don’t be mad because you can’t have one

  9. Animby says:

    # 41 bean12 said, “And having and ipad doesn’t mean that your are dumb.”

    Sorry Bean 12. The very sentence you wrote to claim non-stupidity mispells ‘an,’ ‘iPad’ and ‘you’re’ not to mention, of course that ‘you’re’ is a contraction of ‘you are’ so you wrote ‘you are are.’ Sounds a little like a seal on the beach: are are are.

    The phrase “hoisted by his own petard” comes to mind. An old saw I suspect you won’t understand. You can look it up on Google.

    Ordinarily, I would let a 13 year old slide by but your impertinence (you can look that up, too) annoyed me.

    I hope you and your iPad are very happy together.

  10. ReadyKilowatt says:

    No other Linux fanbois in (the basement of) the house?

    I switch back and forth between an N900 and Galaxy-S, mostly because Nokia has their heads up there collective ass, and the OLED screen on the Galaxy-S is unbelievable.

  11. Microsoft MCSE Training Courses says:

    so now it’s a sign of elite group. I don’t want to be a part of that group. we poor people are happy with our PC. 🙂

  12. The Monster's Lawyer says:

    I don’t own a any mac products or a Prius. But I am a proud (of course) founding member of the “Elitist Snobs”.

  13. Gazbo says:

    This whole thread just demonstrates what I was trying to say yesterday. ALL our choices serve social AS WELL AS practical purposes. Lots of dick waggling here that pretends to be technical, and people (men) employing a variety of strategies to show their rank – somebody even had to shit on a twelve year old.
    The elite have won the game, and you know it.Want to get out with your pocket book intact and a whole ego?
    Do what I do; I buy the very best of last years tech and pretend I had it all along.
    NEENER NEENER! (displays red ass in your direction)

  14. Mick Hamblen says:

    Proof that only snobs use iPads http://www.radrounds.com/video/radiology-on-ipad-during

    My eye doctor must also be a snob because she used an iMac attached to the wall for my eye exam.

    oh wait a minute, I’M a snob since I have an iPad. My bad…

  15. mcpepants says:

    suck it you all, my ipad and I rock!

  16. Buzz says:

    Snob here. No doubt of it, you measly little ineffectuals.

    Prius owner, too. Always doing the wrist-twist wave as I pass the gas stations you guzzlers are always hanging out at with your SUVs. Rarely drink beer with my late night cheese plate.

    Subscribe to the New Yorker, use a Segway as a dolly with my Steadicam while shooting with my Canon 7D in cine mode, too.

    Spend much of my time dreaming up questions to show that only people like me deserve to have things like my iPad and iPhone 4.

    Pretentious? Moi?

  17. bobbo, how can I fly like an Eagle when I'm surrounded by Turkeys says:

    Buzz–I wish I wuz yuu. Or, at least had all your stuff. Ha, ha.

  18. The Monster's Lawyer says:

    #50 Buzzie – Well played. I doff my hat to you good sir. By and by, we missed you at last months meeting. Hope to see you soon.

  19. ECA says:

    41, bean…
    Look up the entourage..
    CHEAPER, 2 displays, Standard plugins, Android.
    MORE colors..
    http://www.entourageedge.com/devices/entourage-edge.html

  20. ECA says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDzMHYCIDFE&feature=PlayList&p=A7ACD88BB53D6385&index=0&playnext=1

  21. Wamalamadingdong says:

    And I was thinking iPad owners where just dumbasses with enough cash to purchase an iPad but not enough to buy any kind of useful kit.

    If they are in fact elitest then they are even dumber than I thought. Poor dumb bastards

  22. W.T.Effyall says:

    I’m kind of getting into this idea of railing against people for buying something that I don’t want. In keeping with that spirit, I must now go out to the nearest intersection and shake my fist and bellow epithets at all passing luxury sedans!

  23. Special Ed says:

    iPad owners, checkout MorphWiz if you like music synthesis. I have paid thousands over the years for various pieces of hardware and software that couldn’t produce sounds like this will for $9.99.

    p.s. Pedro blows Steve Baldmer.

  24. cgp says:

    Man there is a lot of delusional justification first-out-thingy-is-a-toy yabba. Go look at the iOS sdks. So Apple have stolen the march of all PC time, and there ain’t no competition.

    Sure the iStore looks like monster monopoly forming, but hey 13 buck games?? Place the thing on the table keyboard, istore $13 and you are Paging away.

    I can see why some are losing bowel control.

  25. Special Ed says:

    Pedro, skipped your meds today huh?

  26. I Said says:

    Wonder what’s inside that pipe? Whackey Tabackie?


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