“Apple fans have always been pains in the backside, an attitude the company has never failed to cultivate. Posters with Picasso, Einstein and other secular deities underlined the cultish sense of superiority, while the Switcher ads instilled the fervour of the recent convert. It’s a good way to cope with the insecurities that otherwise come with being heavily outnumbered: the more obscure a computer language, hardware platform or other religion, the more ardent the adherents,” Rupert Goodwins writes for ZDNet UK.
“But people, enough already. Today I have had two such encounters, one from a bloke from a record company who asked me ‘Is it true that my Macintosh doesn’t need antivirus software.’ ‘Yes,’ I said. ‘It also leaves you more time to be smug.’ ‘Well, smugger,’ he replied. You see my problem. One’s choice of computer is a personal matter, and I do not seek to judge — how could I, a chap who once nearly bought an Atari ST [Ed — And who has been letting the office know how much he wants a Mac mini…]. I know the joy that well-designed products can bring, and how it’s all the greater when all about you are knee-deep in dreck. But heaven help me — one more simpering, bright-eyed expression of undying love and we’ll be testing the splinter point of white polycarbonate with an industry standard crowbar. That’s one comparison a good old-fashioned ironclad dreadnought PC aces,” Goodwins writes.
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MacDailyNews Take: Several people that we’ve sucessfully switched from Windows to Mac have been know to tell us something like this, “You know, all those years you were trying to get me to try a Mac, I thought you were a royal pain in the ass. Now, I understand. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being such a pain in the ass!”
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