“Oh my gosh, I dared to criticize something Apple in my column, and out of the woodwork, as always, come the Mac fanboys, with their ever-so-polite and mature commentary,” Andrew Kantor blogs on his Kantor.com website.
Kantor writes, “I save some of the mail I get, and the folder structure shown below should tell you all you need to know. (And yes, it’s real — it’s been that way since the first screaming Mac-fan fits.
Kantor writes, “John Dvorak has a perfect take on it.”
You can read the comments and add your own at Kantor’s site here.
It’s telling that Kantor points to the video of John Dvorak admitting that he baits Mac users for hits in a “weasely way” to gain hits to his articles. It truly is the “perfect take” on what Kantor does, too.
As for predictability, Kantor has the market cornered:
1. Bait Apple/Mac fans
2. Bait some more if they don’t respond
3. Gather the responses and collect the hits
4. Pick and choose the worst of the responses and post them on his site
5. Wait awhile, lay low, and then repeat the process
Are we supposed to ignore his “review” of Apple’s unfinished iPhone (that he admits he hasn’t even touched) and his “advice” to millions of USA Today readers that “business users may want to look elsewhere?”
We’d rather shine what spotlight we can on him for all to see than let his stuff go unchallenged and therefore accepted by a greater number of people.
USA Today writer: Apple iPhone is an ‘ordinary, average product’ at heart – January 12, 2007
USA Today tech writer: Apple’s Boot Camp will get Mac users to switch to Windows – April 14, 2006
USA Today columnist calls Mac users and Apple fans a ‘cult of blind little lemmings’ – September 16, 2005
USA Today: Apple’s iPod nano ‘a beautiful piece of hardware’ – but ‘the competition has caught up’ – September 16, 2005
USA Today writer: Apple’s iTunes Music Store’s ‘restrictive license’ fosters rampant piracy – March 25, 2005
USA Today writer unhappy with MacDailyNews and some Mac users’ emails – October 18, 2004
USA Today writer attempts to downplay Apple’s role in Virginia Tech supercomputer – September 03, 2004
Dvorak tries damage control – June 20, 2006
Video: Dvorak admits to baiting Apple Mac users for hits – June 10, 2006