If not Macintosh, then what?

Discussion in 'Community' started by pinto32, May 23, 2004.

  1. pinto32 macrumors 6502

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    I've been chain-smoking on my back porch for the last few hours, and the thought just occured to me....if Apple hadn't named their computers "Macintosh" what would they have called them??

    I honestly couldnt see myself getting excited over the new "Power Granny Smith G5s"
     
  2. HexMonkey Administrator

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    The Apple Bicycle. :eek:

     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    This is where I'm supposed to ask how you lit it, right?
    Bicycle.

    I think it would have been cool if each product line was named after a different food. Lisa could have been the Mozarella, Mac would be recast as the Porkchop, iPod as Okra, and so on.
     
  4. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    Just think how awkward it would be to tell someone not to buy Windows, but to get a Bike instead :D
     
  5. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    They must have been doing some serious amounts of controlled substances to consider naming it that.
     
  6. russed macrumors 68000

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    how about "raincoat", or "poncho" or "fleece" or even better - "sheepskin coat"
     
  7. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    or more appropriately Anorak.
     
  8. russed macrumors 68000

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    aah forgot about that one!
     
  9. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    So what would you call a Windows PC? Eggplant? Fruitcake? Cumquat? Rutabaga? Squid?

    Maybe they should be named after scrap meats. After all, they're pretty offal.
     
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  11. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Or just take a page from Japanimation and call it "The all new super fun happy box ultra G5, wazzzzzoooooooooooah!!!!!!!!!!!"
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You only have five choices for your user name: Sandy, Sally, Katie, Pony, or Pattie. And instead of the paperclip to help you, you get a talking cat that's been sent to be your guardian while you complete high school! :)
     
  13. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    How about apple doors. Why look out a window when you can wak though doors? Very corny, I know.
     

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