iPod Mania

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Mudbug Administrator emeritus


    Jun 28, 2002
    North Central Colorado
    John Gruber (aka Daring Fireball) has pointed out quite eloquently why it is _exactly_ that I don't link to Thurrott articles. There's literally no point, other than flamebait.
  3. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    The only thing I agree with Thurrott about is the black earphones. But seeing as how I use a Sony headset, which are already black, instead of Apple's white ones... the point is kinda moot. Well, that and I want an iPod photo. Too bad they didn't make a black photoPod, but I guess that's what cases are for anyway (and the whole protecting it against scratches thing).

    Otherwise thanks for posting a link to DaringFireball's review of Paul's review. Even PC lovers I know think Thurrott's a tool. You'd think someone with several iPods himself would know better.
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    Haha! That was a good post, and the parts about Thurott were hilarious.
  5. munkle macrumors 68030


    Aug 7, 2004
    On a jet plane
    I agree wholeheartedly. I've been tempted a couple of times to post a link in the forums to Thurrots latest writings in sheer disbelief but realise that would only benefit him, and is prob the only reason he's still around. The guy survives on generating links by flamebaiting Mac users, don't fall for it people. Ignore his attempts at journalism, don't click on his articles, don't even bother writing in to him - just ignore him.
  6. Mainyehc macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2004
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Stockholm Syndrome...

    This Thurrot guy is f*ckin' weird... Will you look at that...:

    So, for this guy, Microsoft is ab-so-lu-te-ly great! But he keeps whining, and whining, and whining... Well, I would only say: "GET A MAC!"

    And this one is even more interesting:

    I honestly don't get it. This moron knows that monopolies are evil and their simple existence degrades the overall quality of the products developed by monopolistic companies. Yet, he praises M$'s inferior product, Longhorn, and AT THE SAME TIME warns people that they shouldn't use another inferior product from the same company, so that it won't be so crappy? He knows it works for M$IE vs. Firefox, yet, he conveniently ignores it would also work for M$ Long(wait)horn vs. Linux??

    That moron could do better for the sake of Windows and tell people to use Linux until 2006, so that M$ would finally, for the first time in their recent history, develop a decent product!!!

    [edit: I suggested Linux, because asking Thurrot to suggest people the Mac as an alternative would be asking too much. However, he clearly compares the browser market to the OS market, mentioning the Mac as the choice of 1% of consumers, comparing it to Firefox, the "good" choice of another 1% of browser users, to force M$ to improve their products. Mr. Thurrot, you were caught red-handed! Ha ha, how ironic... :rolleyes:]

    He got that, and he probably couldn't bear the M$IE experience anymore. Incredible, he somehow managed to surpass that "Stockholm Syndrome" thing as far as that particular application is concerned. If only he could finally realize that Windows, XPee with SP1 or 2 or not, or Longhorn are all P.'s O. S. ... It would be fun to watch Paul Thurrot switching to the Mac... :eek: ROTFLMAO :D :p ;)

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