#3439 - 02/22/0208:23 PMCult of the Mac - Why So Many Mac Fanatics? (Web
Why do people love their Macs? This <a href="http://sci.newsfactor.com/perl/story/16433.html">article</a> takes a look at the love and devotion lavished by Mac fans on Apple computers and operating systems. A phenomenon that still confounds many of the 95 percent of computer users who run Windows-based PCs. <br><br><br>
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has anyone tried to talk to a windozer? .. nah.. Mac users are NOT fanatics .. they are the few sane people amongst the madding crowd of brainwashed fanatical argumentative road ragers that are windows users<br><br>=============================================================<br>| "Behold the Turtle, he maketh no progress ==== until he sticketh out his neck." |<br>=============================================================
I'd have to agree with that completely. When I started at my current job, I asked if I could use a Mac. They said no. I said "Why not?" -- I was told "because we want you to use Outlook." I figured "ok, I can't really argue that one, if everyone else in the company is using Outlook."....<br><br>Then, on the third day of the job, I find out that only about 10 people in the company (of 100) use outlook, the rest use Eudora... <br><br>What a stupid reason to not allow a Mac. <br><br>Then, I tried to explain how easy iMovie and iDVD are to use to my It guy... and he says "well I can create a much better DVD with my $2500 Avid set up at home on my PC..." ok, what part of "easy" doesn't this guy understand? Anyone here ever try to use Avid out of the box, with little to no experience?<br><br>hah... it's like a poet trying to use AutoCad to lay out his furniture in his living room... it's just not going to happen.<br><br>And PC users are just rude too....<br><br>
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#3447 - 02/26/0212:56 PMRe: Cult of the Mac - Why So Many Mac Fanatics? (
Contrary to the general tone of this thread, I've found Mac users to be the most zealous, fanatical, and blind of all followers.<br><br>Moreso than the ignorant Windows masses; moreso than the self-righteous Linux hordes; and moreso than the tunnel-visioned Windows gurus.<br><br>As per anything, there are many many exceptions; but we're talking about a certain extreme end of the spectrum... and of the extremeties of the extremeties, Mac users are the most extreme, without a doubt.<br><br>It's more like a religion than a hobby for some people.<br><br>For fans of generalisations:<br><br>Ignorant Windows masses: don't care what anybody else has to say. Care not for logic nor simplicity; care not for anything other than what they (by no choice of their own) use: Windows. If it works, whether by means of luck, or by means of avoiding problems rather than solving them, then it's good enough. Self-important; reminiscent of our higher-ups in the workplace that, while morons, somehow got there in the first place, and manage to stay there (even if by the simple act of those possessing even greater idiocy higher up the chain).<br><br>Self-righteous hordes of Linux users: perhaps "hordes" is a little complimentary ;)<br>They love the fact that Linux is such a minority, and thats one reason they use it. Love to consider themselves different. They'll smugly and arrogantly disregard any other platforms viability with simple predetermined counter-attacks of "but how prevalent is the open source community for Windows, hmm?", and so forth. Will often nod their heads, and smile, feeling no need to debate or discuss, consumed in their own self-righteousness, and that of their platform of choice.<br>Every now and then, you'll find one who awards merits to other platforms for their advantages, but still uses Linux for its apparent superiority despite its (accepted and acknowledged) downfalls, and the upturns of other platforms.<br><br>And of course, the Windows gurus: the high-priests of the mindless masses, the drones. Love their OS (usually an NT flavour) despite its pitfalls because they are the "higher ups", the knowledgeable among the numerically most "superior" (I use the word lightly... I consider a minority more desirable than a majority, usually) group of computer users on the planet. The computer world is their playground, and they're the big kids.<br>Their decision may be completely rational - be it the fact that their OS, due to its (mystifying) popularity, leaves more job opportunities open for them; or something similar. Quite a mysterious group, really, composed of the aforementioned logical ones, as well as those who simply love Windows for some unknown reason and want to be special among the masses.<br><br>All in good fun, of course... I'm done :)<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Cipher13 on 02/26/02 08:06 AM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Good to see you here again, Cipher. It's been a long time.<br><br>If I read your post correctly, the only reasonable people are the high priests. Nothing like mystification to make onself seem reasonable! I remember a priest (not high, just Catholic ) I once knew . . . .<br><br>And that's true too.--Shakespeare, King Lear
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