Macs for ignorant *bitchin* people only?

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  1. Willy S macrumors 6502

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    I just watched the TV commercial "I´m a Mac and I´m a PC" and combined with Jobs´s "bitchin" comment, I´m really thinking that Mac is mostly aimed at people who posess relatively little intellectual capabilities.

    Maybe this is just a part of an American culture, which doesn´t appeal to Europeans like me?

    I´m now in the market for a nice portable computer for my wife, who is a very intellectual person and will be awarded with a PhD degree in 2 months. I wanted to get a Mac for her, since PCs don´t support Tiger properly and legally, but I just cannot tolerate that the CEO of Apple is pratically saying that Apple customers, who pay their hard earned cash for high priced, underclocked Macs, are *bitchin.*

    I hope Apple´s board will fire this man and hire a CEO that pays some respect to the company´s customers! :mad:
     
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  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    What the heck are you talking about? Maybe I'm out of the loop. Link please?
     
  4. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    If I'm reading your comments correctly, I'm guessing you took his meaning of the word "bitchin'" incorrectly.

    It's an 80's term synonymous with "cool" or "great," so I don't see how that's a bad thing.

    I have always associated Apple users with people who truly did deviate from the norm by choice, but less based on their level of education (and not to infer anything about your wife, but from my experience working in Higher Ed for the past 8 years, I know firsthand that educational level and intelligence are not synonymous).
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    *WildCowboy looks around his research lab, seeing Macs outnumbering PCs 15:1...*

    Yep..."people who posess relatively little intellectual capabilities"...that's definitely us. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    I think the OP's getting confused with Steve Jobs' comment that the new MacBook Pro is bitchin'.
     
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    From Dictionary.app:

    bitching (also bitchen or bitchin' )
    adjective informal
    excellent : a bitching new album.

    adverb [as submodifier ]
    extremely : it's bitchin' hot, ain't it?


    Don't exactly see what's so wrong about that...
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    http://www.apple.com/getamac/ads/?better_medium

    The "bitchin'" sufer/skater/Californian colloquiallism means (in American English): cool

    As for:

    Thanks. It's good to know I'm not as bitchin'ly smart as I thought I was.
     
  9. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I couldn't agree more. Every time I see an ad from Dell or Microsoft, I find myself drawn to their siren call of sheer intellectual ecstasy. They've clearly figured out how to market their goods only to the best and brightest - I don't think you'd find Windows PCs in the home of any but the smartest of citizens.
     
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    I suppose that Steve Jobs should have said that it was astronomically, categorically, incontrovertibly extraordinarily good...or he could have just said bitchin'. ;)
     
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    You'd choose a computer on the basis of a throw-away comment by the CEO? :rolleyes:

    BTW: A good friend of mine has just completed her doctorate. On her iBook... drop the stuffed shirt.
     
  16. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    I have my associate's degree. That's why I don't have my MBP yet.
     
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    They tried that before. It didn't work so well.
     
  18. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    If people who buy Windows-based PCs are so smart, why would they buy a machine that they know is going to be so ridden with viruses and spyware in a matter of months that its performance will drop until in a few years, it will simply be non-functional? At least that's what I see in every single I've ever experienced... and I was freaking careful with my PCs back when I wasn't a smart consumer.

    Now, I could be wrong, I admit that, but I see so many people still using G3 iMacs, clamshell Apple notebooks, and old black PowerBooks. That tells you something about how long Macs last.

    So I think the smartest citizens are buying Macs, not PCs. You don't see the "white trash" people in sleeveless Metallica shirts (nothing wrong with Metallica, but you know the people I'm talking about) and homemade cut-off jeans and barbed wire tattoos walking around Apple Stores. I don't know about your Apple Store, but that only people I've seen in the three stores that are around where I live are well-dressed, articulate, obviously successful, and educated people.

    Heck, that's probably the main reason I got into Macs in the first place. Me and my friends would always go hang out at our local Apple Store and play with the computers and the old iPods. I remember loving it and I still love it today because I can go into that store and feel like I'm surrounded by a group of darn smart people.

    Daniel.
     
  19. iGary Guest

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    He was being sarcastic. :rolleyes:
     
  20. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Please tell me you knew he was being sarcastic?
     
  21. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    Check your sarcasm detector, buddy. Do you have a MacBook Pro? Maybe it overheated. :p

    Edit: Damn. Walk away to grab a drink and I've been beaten to the punch twice!
     
  22. Subiklim macrumors 6502

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    LOL, look at where Apple was going without Jobs. Look at where it is today.

    Are you satisfied with your Mac? I know I am, and I couldn't care less if the CEO said 'bitchin' or what their advertisements are like. To be honest, I've never purchased anything based solely on an advertisement. Maybe that's something that appeals only to Europeans like you, and not the informed consumers of America.
     
  23. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    I will admit, I only read the last sentence of what that guy I quoted said.

    What an embarrassing thing to do in a thread like this.

    I still think I made some good points in that little rant.

    Daniel.
     
  24. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    At least you owned up to it.

    We've all been the victim of a skim & scan gone horribly, horribly wrong.
     
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