MAC people don't know *** of standards !"


morlium

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Dec 18, 2002
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I've read quite a few articles like this lately, and they're just plain ignorant.

Being a journalist/editor, I find them offensive from a reporting standpoint (not so much this article; more along the lines of cNet's piece yesterday). Simple opinion is NOT reporting and, in most cases, not even relevant. What are they even trying to say?

Secondly, blanketing a large percentage of people based on the actions of a few is as equally upsetting as opinion-laden articles. I use Macs, but I don't go around saying how uncreative, boring or unintelligent Windows users are. Sure some are, but it's neither the result of their hardware or choice of OS. They're just boring; some Mac people are too.

Sure Apple is partially selling an overpriced cool factor that many people just can't sink their teeth into, but that's preceisely why the Mac community is so fanatical. Not only is our computing unique and eye-catching, it also pales in consumer appeal, which people who buy Macs readily enjoy. Every single Mac user who preaches "switch," also likes being part of the select. We choose who we pursue, and switchers choose to pursue us. It's the Pinkerton effect - the less people who like it, the cooler and more "secretive" it becomes.

But that's neither here nor there. Bottom line: Macs are computers, and Apple is a company, not a personality type. If you don't like it, don't buy into it. There's not much of a reason tp publically bash it, especially from unfounded, opinionated hacks.

Besides, if Apple can stir up this much animosity by releasing a beta browser and presentation software, imagine what'll happen when OS X goes X86.
 

benixau

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Oct 9, 2002
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Re: Re: MAC people don't know sh*T of standards !"

Originally posted by gotohamish


We like to call ourselves 'People'
or people. but preferably the chosen people (lol).

if you could call us that now it would be appreciated.



ps. any jew who is going to flame me for that get nicked. pm me if you want to. it is irrelevant to this topic.
 

iJon

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Feb 7, 2002
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Re: Re: MAC people don't know sh*T of standards !"

Originally posted by gotohamish


We like to call ourselves 'People'
haha yeah thats what i was thinking. what the hell is "peaple"
 

benixau

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Oct 9, 2002
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PC people like apples: here's proof

Originally posted by iJon

haha yeah thats what i was thinking. what the hell is "peaple"
it is someone who uses the pc but wants a mac

pe - abrev. for peecee
aple - apple mispelt.

hope you like my explanation
 

Stike

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Jan 31, 2002
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Re: MAC people don't know sh*T of standards !"

Originally posted by wayne091189
Hi Peaple
I was on this forum today and come across this Link to a person talking about what he thought of Mac peaple. You are going too love this one.?
Hoohooo!!

...Lamer! :p
 

wayne091189

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Oct 17, 2002
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Ya sorry about the peaple spelling.

The reason i posted the Link was that I am a mac person and have been all my carear. I just could not believe what I was reading, but I should of said that at the beginning of my post. Sorry.;)
 

Stike

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Jan 31, 2002
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Originally posted by wayne091189
Ya sorry about the peaple spelling.

The reason i posted the Link was that I am a mac person and have been all my carear. I just could not believe what I was reading, but I should of said that at the beginning of my post. Sorry.;)
LOL it´s "career" of course ;)
And I think most people here were thinking that you were some PC guy who wanted to flame Mac users.. bad idea! :D
 

wayne091189

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Oct 17, 2002
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it is someone who uses the pc but wants a mac

pe - abrev. for peecee
aple - apple mispelt.

hope you like my explanation




So this is why I don't post mush on these Mac forum's.

It was great talking.


PS Did I spell that right.?

sad :eek:
 

dobbin

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Jan 28, 2002
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Posting mush is indeed not a good idea.

mush
n.
1. A thick porridge or pudding of cornmeal boiled in water or milk



I can see why you don't like to post much.

No offence.

Cheers

Dobbin
 

JQMonkey

macrumors newbie
Jan 6, 2003
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I read the article and after spending a summer working for Delphi and Delphi suppliers I can tell this guy it isn't mac users, it is just people in general that are stupid....


feel free to point out any sppeling errors.
 

Roger1

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Jun 3, 2002
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heehee..
It sounds like somebody wanted to really p*ss him off :D I wondered if he was rude to them on the phone or something?
 

King Cobra

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Mar 2, 2002
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Author: A**hole
Author: Moron
A**hole --> Moron
1st class: Moron
Grade A: Moron
Time wasting: Moron
Mac Assult from a: Moron
Total: Moron
Shut up: Moron
Moron: Moron

I doubt too many Mac users are happy about that guy's reply. At least if you are going to dis a computer, even if it is a Mac, have a reason for it. Otherwise...
 

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ShaolinMiddleFinger

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Oct 12, 2001
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Yep...apparently the author of that flame was/is an idiot. If he's doing designs for his company, they should have given him a mac. He's a complete idiot in the graphics world.
 

jelloshotsrule

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Feb 7, 2002
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Originally posted by King Cobra
Otherwise...
to stay on the theme of correcting peoples' spelling, it's "asterisks"


i don't see why people thought wayne was trashing macs.

"you are going to love this one"

clearly sarcastic implying that the author is deplorable in his idiocy

but, way to trash him (wayne) without knowing his reasons and just keep him from wanting to post anymore... nice job!
 

wayne091189

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Oct 17, 2002
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to stay on the theme of correcting peoples' spelling, it's "asterisks"


i don't see why people thought wayne was trashing macs.

"you are going to love this one"

clearly sarcastic implying that the author is deplorable in his idiocy

but, way to trash him (wayne) without knowing his reasons and just keep him from wanting to post anymore... nice job!



At last someone hue get being sarcastic.

And thanks for your support jelloshotsrule, nice one mate.:)