'The Edge Of Human Stupidity'
That's right, a 3rd party Xbox 360 HDMI cable claims to contain 'anti-virus protection to reduce virus noises and to obtain perfect image transmission.'
This "Superior quality" Xbox 360 Elite HDMI cable not only offers you "an exceptional image, whether you are playing a game or watching your favourite DVD", but it also has "anti-virus protection".
Yep, that's what the feature list on the packaging says...
"100% Mylar" double shield 1.3c grade cable with anti-virus protection to reduce virus noises and to obtain perfect image transmission". Bigger pic:We'd like to believe that the packaging for this HDMI cable is the victim of poor translation or some kind of misunderstanding. We sincerely hope that no one working in the consumer electronics industry believes that digital video is susceptible to viruses, those viruses cause noises, and that you can fend them off with a nice coating of Mylar. But we've had to deal with the public, and know better.
So, the cable doesn't claim to feature virus protection. IT features "anti-virus protection". Virus protection protects you from viruses. So anti-virus protection must protect you from anti-viruses?
They probably went to the Monster Cable marketing school, right?!
NEWS SOURCE #1: Is there anyone stupid enough to believe that this cable has anti-virus protection (via) GizModo
NEWS SOURCE #2: This HDMI cable represents the limits of human stupidity (via) Consumerist
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news item!