Ever wonder where people get "MAC" from?

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  1. SkyBell macrumors 604

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  2. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    That's silly. The creator is a little bit off in the head methinks.
     
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    Does it matter? Sorry I didn't mean to sound mean. I just meant I really don't mind when people mis capitalize Mac or iMac.
     
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    Wonderful. That would explain how so many people get confused. Bah.
     
  6. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    It's not really mac hardware- it's apple hardware.
     
  7. JackRipper macrumors regular

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    My theory is that because the other side is all caps (PC), the short form of Macintosh must also be capitalized.

    What I hate is when Apple is substituted for Mac.... iApple <cringe> ... or I have an Apple. Unless, of course, if it is an Apple (i.e. Classic, //, //gs, etc.), but who talks about them anymore?
     
  8. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe people think MAC stands for Mighty Awesome Computer so therefore it should be captialized!:D
     
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    Although the capitalization isnt that big of a deal it is annoying. It is much worse when people use mac instead of Apple however.

    "Oh, you have the mac mp3 player???"
     
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    What kind of computers does MacDonald's use?

    and are their apple turnovers MacApple turnovers?
     
  12. plinden macrumors 68040

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    It's because we Mac users get so het up when PC users write "MAC". They know it's a hair trigger issue so do it to get a reaction.
     
  13. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    :D

    I think people have just gotten so stupid they don't understand the difference between an acronym and an abbreviation. Or even more likely, they just don't care about proper capitalization (or are too lazy).

    What really gets me is when people type things like "I-mac" or "I Tunes"... I mean really... ;)
     
  14. Queso macrumors G4

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    *ahem*

    McDonalds, not MacDonalds

    </pedant mode>
     
  15. Jookbox macrumors 6502

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    MAC stands for media access control it has nothing to do specifically with macs or pcs, but if you've messed with routers you'll see how it can be annoying.
     
  16. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    And "Mac" is Gaelic for "son", which I think is cute. :) (As per my sig, that's where the name originally comes from).
     
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    That reminds of the House episode where the vegetative state guy wakes up and when he gets in foremans care, he asks what an ipod is (pronouncing it igh pod)
     
  18. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    You should be happy that people are making room for Mac discussions.

    I could really care less about the spelling and grammar on internet posts.
     
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    Or maybe, just maybe people are getting them (Apple/Mac) confused with MAC Cosmetics?
     
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    This thread is crying out for a post by MACDRIVE
     
  21. Queso macrumors G4

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    MAC can also mean Message Authentication Code, an identifier used in Transport Layer Security protocols :)

    Starts to get confusing doesn't it?
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    most meaningful post in the thread
     

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