Should Apple Fund Counter Windows Insurgency?

Discussion in 'Community' started by lucius, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. lucius macrumors member

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    I sometimes feel like a 5th columnist or a rebel when I meet people and talk about computers. Most people's perceptions of Apple are split between loving the iPod and thinking about their computers in terms of the pre-OS X era.

    I feel the need to convert them - one Windows person at a time. So far I have 2 converts (plus a few maybes). I reckon Apple should fund this kind of proselytization - you know, the way certain governments do in foreign states/regimes they are interested in.

    What do you think, this has got to be a good idea, no?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Hell, in that case they better start paying up NOW!

    A lot of people around here are owed big time.

    I won't bother with the cash, I'll just take a dual 2.5 stuffed with 8gb RAM, a matching 30" cinema display and a 60gb photo iPod... I'm not greedy.
     
  3. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    they can keep my $$$ for the G5 PB and a 23" display. ;).
     
  4. lucius thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, perhaps for every ten people who buy a Mac on your advice Apple should give you a free iPod or something, that wouldn't dent their Vatican style fortune would it. I mean, especially now all the assembly is done in China - probably for 5 cents a Mac or something... anyway, that's another discussion.
     
  5. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    I quote a good friend of mine: "To wit, that any constructive behavior by an individual struggling to attain a counter-hegemonic consciousness in fact constitutes a counter-hegemonic activity/institution." Cheers!
     
  6. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    Agreed. I don't know that I'm up to a dual 2.5 yet, but I've at least earned a dual 2.0 and a 23" alu cinema display:)

    Maybe they can have a form during the buying process that allows the buyer to put the person (who recommended they buy Apple) name/e-mail address in so that Apple can keep track of the "conversions" buy that person.
     

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