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Old Sep 16, 2002, 08:25 PM   #1
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Old Sep 17, 2002, 12:06 AM   #2
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This is interesting

I think the most interesting part of that article is this...

Apple claim that worldwide, 30 per cent of Wintel users change to the Mac platform after trying out a machine.
That's not, get some competing power in there and maybe that number will go up quite a bit...
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Old Sep 17, 2002, 02:51 AM   #3
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YES!! At last when I go back to India (Mumbai--which is Bombay) some people will know what I'm talking about when I say "Get a Mac!" !!!

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The programming Base in soutern asia is incredible, writting more software in a year than the United states for thelast couple of years. Large Corps place call centers in this part of the world, labor is inexpensive and they is a great pool of talent.

All of that Adds up to a huge enterprise market, one aple would be well served to convert. The ripple effect there would be gigantic.

That said...Far East has a definite style concious young consumer culture that values design and form factor along with reliability and form factor. Do a search under compact/impact to get an idea. The first custom powerbooks came out of Asia, this is a market we need as well.

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30 percent switch after trying out a mac? That seems pretty damn high, but I'd also like to know the percentage that is 'trying out a mac' - that's the main bit of info that's important.

But I do agree that if things go well in Asia, it could have a huge effect in the states. More software would be wonderful.....

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