Amidst yet another article about Windows PC sufferers and their Stockholm Syndrome/Cognitive Dissonance (Guy buys a Dell with Windows Vista; thing doesn’t work; much time and money wasting ensues), The New York Times’ Harry Hurt III writes, “I called John C. Dvorak, a prominent columnist for PC Magazine and a podcaster on the Podshow network. ‘I advise everybody to buy a Macintosh because Apple products are the easiest to use,’ he said. ‘If you own a PC, you have to find a local nerd, a kid, maybe a relative. Every family has one unless they’ve just moved here from a foreign country. That’s the only solution.'”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Does Mr. Hurt take Dvorak’s advice (which is not new, BTW, as Dvorak’s been advising this at least since July 2007) and return his 3-day old Dell and get a Mac instead? No, of course not – he has Stockholm Syndrome and/or Cognitive Dissonance, after all.
Hurt reports that John, his PC tech support guy, ultimately had to remove the data on the hard drive, wipe it clean, and then reinstall all the data and Vista. The total cost was about $800, over half of what Hurt had originally paid for the Dell. But, Hurt writes, “I was so happy to hear the crunch of S.U.V. tires on my driveway when John returned with my newly repaired machine, I told him I didn’t begrudge paying the tab.”
Check out this article for more on why Windows PC sufferers will do and try almost anything before they ultimately stop the insanity and go buy themselves Macs:
Defending Windows over Mac a sign of mental illness
And, Macs aren’t just easier to use, they’re better. Macs will make you more productive and you’ll enjoy using your computer instead of being scared of fouling it all up with a simple software install.