Columnist who blamed Apple because his Windows PCs failed to work with iTunes responds

“Well, that was interesting. I just thought I’d try to bask a little longer in the afterglow of yesterday’s firestorm over my simple declaration that my wife and I had a hard time getting an Apple product up and running with anywhere near the simplicity that lore would have them possess,” Steve Johnson writes for The Chicago Tribune. “I managed to post more than 180 comments and there were another 80 or so that were either too obscene, too repetitive or just plain too many to put up before I turned off the ‘comments’ feature. I’ll attempt to summarize and respond to the main threads of the, um, conversation.”

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A weak response from an “Internet critic” who still doesn’t understand the reason why he had an issue and who would do better in the future by sticking to critiquing the Internet and leaving the product criticisms to those who possess at least basic tech knowledge.

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Columnist blames Apple because his Windows PCs failed to work with iTunes – February 08, 2006


  1. What pisses me off is when ever you have a major series of security updates for Windows OS X SP2 the latest version of iTunes needs an update.

    I realize it is just a coincidence, but I find it a pain in the ass.

    Mabe if this dufus knew that he would be more understanding.

  2. Mac users (at least MDN cultists) are a-holes. Hands down. It’s embarassing. I love Apple as much as any of you, but it makes us look like asshole cultists when we hop on the soap box. Honestly, noby cares. Why do you think we all hang out here? We’re the Apple choir, and we still halejuhah the preach. Nobody else cares, so let them suffer or find their own way. Don’t assume it’s up to you to flood these morons with emails about the “truth”. Ever had a Jehova Witness come knocking on your door? It’s the same damn thing. Get a life.

  3. Speaking of radical Islamic extremists, stay away from WalMart if you don’t want some freakout threatening to kill your handicapped wife because she gave this shorthorn the finger when he wouldn’t move his car from in front of a handicapped parking space.

    If either of us wind up dead… 301 CBW — blue VW

  4. I’d like to know how many of the people that replied to him are converts to Mac only since they bought an iPod in the last year..

    You don’t need to have been a Mac user since 1984 to be passionate about Macs. In my opinion the ranks of ‘us zealots’ or more accurately ‘passionate and loyal users’ is growing…

    So this kind of thing might happen more and more, which is fun. But let’s keep it as intelligent aswe can chaps..and gals.

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