Are Mac Users Part of a Cult???


ravenvii

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Mar 17, 2004
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Melenkurion Skyweir
Yes it's true! His almighty, Steve Jobs, has cast his holy Reality Distortion Field upon all Mac users so that thus we can bask in his holy light! Join us and be enlightened!
 

Lacero

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Jan 20, 2005
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Apple innovates out of their wazoos. Mac users can always expect a high standard when it comes to Apple hardware and software. We are not just satisfied customers, nor even loyal customers, but extremely loyal to the point of mac freaks.
 

bartelby

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Jun 16, 2004
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Quite probably!

I'm a total Mac fanatic. Even seeing an Apple product on TV or in films makes me smile. Yes, I know...I'm sad!

On a side note, I've never understood why anyone would want a PeeCee.
Sure they're Cheap and there's a load of software, but all the hassle makes
them seem pointless to me.
 

greenleaf

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Dec 25, 2004
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Of course we are!!!Directions to our secret meeting placese comes pre-installed on all Macs...Just search finder you'll find the place :D :p
 

Applespider

macrumors G4
No, we're generally just very satisfied people with our computers and don't like to see others suffer.

When I had a PC, I would buy it and never look at another PC magazine/website/rumour site until it was on its last legs and I needed a new one.

Now I have a Mac, I've become much more interested in technology and what else I can make my Mac do. Scarily, so has my mother since she got an iBook.

Or perhaps there are some subliminal messages pulsing through the desktop wallpaper and turning all our brains to mush...
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Mar 10, 2004
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Cult, no. Cultish, yes, I'll go with that. ;)

Mac users are normally very happy with their machines, and apart from the worst build-your-own-monster-PC-guys, few are as proud of their machines as Mac users are. Of course we have a reason to 'love' our machines in an almost unnatural way, the machine are a lot less trouble than even the best of PCs, and since we try telling PC users that we have a solution to almost every computer problem they've ever encountered. This may come of almost as a religious type evangelizing, hence the similarities to a cult.

Main point: In contrast to religious cults, we're actually right... :D
 

AmigoMac

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Southbridge said:
my question is... is there something y'all want to tell me?
I thought you found the secret letter in your delivery, never look for the real meaning of the Finder's icon... ;)

There was a site claiming that apple and principally steve was a kind of devil because of darwin, the apple, the think different and other details...

it's your choice, come in or stay out... :eek: muaahahaha!! :rolleyes:

Cult my ...
 

iGary

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May 26, 2004
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Many of my friends and family consider my Apple fanaticism cult-like.

But, I have friends who have their Prada shoes, their designer couches...

I just have three (soon to be four) Macs, three iPods, a car with two Apple stickers and a picture of Steve Jobs in my office.
 

iGary

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mad jew said:
As long as he's still got his pants on... ;)
LOL

Corny as it sounds, he's really quite inspiring to me considering his background and where he is from where he was. I usually have a look at the nasty old guy when I'm feeling unmotivated.

But he DOES have all his clothes on. :p
 

ja0912

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Aug 10, 2002
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My Mac user friends aren't a cult! That's hilarious! If they weren't my friends, Southbridge, why would they have offered to wash my brain?

Genuinely considerate people.
 

Chaszmyr

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Aug 9, 2002
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There are definitely some elements of a cult-like mentality, but there are clear differences between us and a cult.

In a cult, you have a central force which sucks people in and converts them.
Us Mac users aren't very organized though. Each of us, individually, has an obsessive love for Apple which comes usually comes from years of experiencing Apple's consistent innovation and quality. This love brings us together in a community, and it also urges us to try to share our joy, but it doesn't make us a cult. Our passion, first and foremost, is for the product, not for some artificial community hiding behind a flimsy facade.
 

Fredstar

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Nov 3, 2004
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I dunno what it is right, but once you enter the Mac world, you use a mac and own one you just grow to love it. It is way more than a computer.
Took my mum to the Regent street store to show her all the macs so she could decided what new laptop/desktop she wanted (to replace Dell!), eventually she decided on a lovely 12" ibook but anyway even she is spotting Macs in ads and programs... and she doesn't even like computers or gets remotely interested in a piece of technology...scary!
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Chaszmyr said:
In a cult, you have a central force which sucks people in and converts them. Us Mac users aren't very organized though. Each of us, individually, has an obsessive love for Apple which comes usually comes from years of experiencing Apple's consistent innovation and quality. This love brings us together in a community, and it also urges us to try to share our joy, but it doesn't make us a cult. Our passion, first and foremost, is for the product, not for some artificial community hiding behind a flimsy facade.
That is what they want you to think...

:D :p