So, I was talking to the I.S. department guy about computers six months ago, (Rapid update, my dayjob company uses wintel's exclusively.) and he asked me what kind of system I had. I told him and he was like, "you're a Mac guy!" all surprised and stuff. I have been talking to him about how cool my mac is on a very infrequent basis, and he seemed underwhelmed about the whole mac thing, but he was taking a "good for you" attitude about it. Today was the kicker. We had trouble with an automated piece of equipment, and the I.S. guy was called in to help troubleshoot. After he left, my boss told me to never be caught speaking to the I.S. guy again or else, and that the I.S. guy can't stand me. Not that I am even slightly concerned about the I.S. guy and his disdain for my type, but it was the way it was said. My boss said, "If I have to hear from that guy one more time about your Mac machine, you'll be called up front over it". I love my Mac as much as the next person, but my superiors are hatin' so hard that they actually threatened my job because of my choice of computer! I am not allowed to discuss my motorcycle, and now my Mac ... but I am forced to withstand the constant onslaught of their endless pradlling on about: their fishing tournament, or their hunting expedition, or their conquest of the day, or their adult entertainment excursion from the previous evening. I have again made a feeble and likely futile attempt to conform to their culture (or lack thereof), only to endure further humiliation. I should not have to be punished merely for thinking different! I should have the right to think as I wish, but my greatest concern is that this is only the beginning of things to come. We will soon be discriminated against based on the type of memory we buy, or whether we choose to refill our spent ink tanks instead of recycling them and buying new ones, or what type of toilet paper we buy. Perhaps, my thoughts of getting a hybrid car are too liberal for the rubbish heads that steer my present company. Thanx for letting me vent... NOW... has anyone else had anything like this happen to them too, or is it just me?