back to article Why no c*nt and paste for the iPhone?

Yes, we know it's childish, but we couldn't resist bringing you this crisp autumnal Monday a bit of a classic from our chums down at ZDnet, whose sub-editors were evidently suffering this morning from a touch of pub flu: ZDnet front page which asks: Is Steve Jobs just being awkward when it comes to not adding features such as …


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  1. Joskyn Jones


    What have Copper Nano Tubes got to do with the iPhone?

  2. Lex
    Jobs Horns


    I'm sure we can all guess what was going through the authors head when he was told he would be writing about Steve Jobs

  3. Mark Jan
    Paris Hilton

    All smells a bit fishy to me

    The title says it all...

    ...and Paris because I'd expect caviar in a Hilton.

  4. Sam

    no title

    Pot and kettle...

  5. Anonymous Coward


    1) Perhaps the word substitution is a backhanded reference to Mr Jobs

    2) I bet the person who let that through feels a bit of a tw@.

  6. Anonymous Coward

    A subject is mandatory

    Now that's what I call Hardcore Journalism

  7. BigSteve
    Paris Hilton

    isnt that what waps for?

    This can be added to any phone that has wap, just google key porn words & thats it ;-)

    I were going to suggest another version of getting c**t & paste involving putting your phone to vibrate & slipping it into a ........ no wrong time & place.... bysides that c**t paste not c**t AND paste - oh yes it is.... never mind.

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  9. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Pig and and and and and whistle

    The meaning changes depending on whether you imagine commas, or not; I don't want to think of a lady's genitals and sandwich filler at the same time, but now I cannot think of anything else. Those two things, together, are now dominating my mind.

    We need a Sarah Palin icon - perhaps a little picture of Palin shooting a moose, or something.

  10. mark

    Not a typo

    How is this a typo? the n isn't comparatively close to the c u or t key.

  11. Anonymous Coward

    Yep, he's just joined from Radio 2...

    Type your comment here — plain text only, no HTML

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Oh dear... :-)

    "Pull your finger out".. Haha!

  13. The Dark Lord

    iPhone OS

    Perhaps the article was typed on an iPhone, with its "I know better than you what you wanted to type" smugness.

  14. Anonymous Coward


    there is one operating the phone trying to send MMS ;)

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Jobs Horns


    "Come on Steve - pull your finger out."


  16. Webster Phreaky
    Jobs Horns

    Answer is easy ... because Stevie Gods is GOD!

    And just like the other self announted "The One" the Maxist the stupid American are about to elect, both arrogant Totalitarianists do and will do what ever they feel like and screw the little guy.

  17. Anonymous Coward

    Quality Control?

    It seems as though the article was written by a 10 year old:

    "Is Steve Jobs just being awkward is not providing these features?"

    " I wondered that maybe the oversight was simply an indication that Apple was new to the handset market and wanted to get a handset out and then roll out new features over time "

    Doesn't anyone bother to check articles before they are posted these days.

  18. Anonymous Coward

    Cunt past

    Didn't Anne Summers withdraw it due to the toxic chemicals?

  19. Matt Semper

    Innocent explanation

    I would suggest that the author perhaps just wrote this article on his Apple Newton.

  20. Wonderkid
    Jobs Horns

    Why not make it so that holding down finger...

    ...switches iPhone / iPod Touch into 'Select' mode. You then simply drag to highlight the characters desired as per regular desktop OSes. (The current magnify widget that pops up could be triggered instead by a double tap or work with the clipboard function.) Anyway, once the selection is made, an on screen pop up menu (like the one that appears when you hold down a finger on some continental keyboard characters) would provide the appropriate clipboard options: Cut, Copy, Paste etc.

    The mind boggles how Apple can produce brilliantly constructed products and then compromise them by skipping on one or two almost essential features or design flaws, such as the curved back of the iPhone that makes it wobble on a flat surface, or the missing stereo Bluetooth on all their iPod family devices? Is this cost cutting, rushing to market, Steve being silly or to get us to buy the next version?

  21. J
    Jobs Horns

    You can't?

    But I thought the jPhone had YouTube! Or something.

  22. Anonymous Coward

    I'll get my coat..

    Mine's is the freudian slip.*

    * You know, the satin one I had nightmares about my mother wearing while sh.. um, nevermind I'll get my.. ah, no I've done that bit already.

  23. Rupert Goodwins

    Let's just hope... never encounters the Large Hardon Collider we had on ZDNet UK last week.


  24. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Up

    No title for j00

    "Pull your finger out" I lawld. Now one wonders just exactly what was going through the ZD Net hacks mind when they wrote that. Enquiring minds want to know and we deserve a proper follow up story.

    Cheers to El Reg for lightening my Monday morning.

  25. Fozzy

    @ Mark Jan

    Can you post your address details. I need to forward on a couple of receipts for a new keyboard, and montior

  26. Anonymous Coward

    Hey people...

    I think its all just a smear campaign...

  27. druck Silver badge

    More true than you'd think

    See this former register article

  28. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What type of paste?

    was it fish?

  29. Chris
    Paris Hilton

    Since when did ZDNET know about...

    ..our Carbon Universal Nodal Translators..................

    Paris: She knows all about Carbon Uni....

  30. David Simpson
    Thumb Up

    Tell em

    You tell 'em Steve-Dave

  31. Aron
    Paris Hilton


    That's worth multitouching!

  32. Chris Matchett

    There is a c**t & paste in the Jebus Phone

    but the button for it is tucked away at the top and most men never find it.

  33. kissingthecarpet
    Thumb Up

    Webster Phreaky does it again

    Hey Webster, you really are a funny guy! Much funnier than Shelley the republican ever was.

    You did notice, didn't you that this was an item about ZDNet's rubbish sub-editing - not an actual critique of Apples inability to supply beef curtains with their Jesus phone.

    Troll on, Mr Phreaky, Troll on......

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