Macs in print

Discussion in 'Mac Scene' started by Daveman Deluxe, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

    Daveman Deluxe

    Jun 17, 2003
    Corvallis, Oregon
    I just got my text book for my computer science 101 course this fall at the university. It's pretty cool, actually, Apple gets a LOT of respect in the text. The book credits Apple with bringing the personal computing into the homes.

    Check out this quote:
    "Under his [Steve Jobs'] leadership, Apple has regained its innovative edge, releasing a flurry of successful products that combine high technology with high style... Apple retains an almost fanatically loyal customer base..."

    They even got the other Steve's name right. They call him "Woz"!

    When talking about operating systems, the book only talks about XP as combining the home versions of Windows and the business versions into one.

    OS X is described as "stylish" and "animated" and is "built on UNIX, the powerful OS known for security and stability..."

    The last quote, about peripherals: "Most newer PCs, following in the mouseprints of the Apple iMac, include high-speed, hot-swappable USB and FireWire (IEEE 1394) ports..."

    Nice to get some respect in the textbooks! :D
  2. vollspacken macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2002
    Boogie-Down Berlintown
    WORD!!! respect where respect is due..!

  3. idea_hamster macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2003
    NYC, or thereabouts
    Re: Macs in print

    Interesting. I've heard this said before, and my first reaction was, "What do you mean, 'Almost'?", since (sometimes) I do feel like a fanatic -- not that there's anything wrong with that.

    But it occurred to me that being a "fanatic" follower carries the connotation (and correct me if I'm wrong) that the following is somehow baseless or unreasoned. I'm not sure that this is the case. Can you really be a fanatic if you like the system that's demostrably better? Hmmm...
  4. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    I've heard a fanatic defined as someone who can't change the subject, and won't shut up. :D
  5. jzieske macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2003
    Bloomington, MN
    R E S P E C T

    We are gaining respect one person at a time. Soon the world will be ours.

    (okay that might be dreaming but how about 10% marketshare, that would be just as good to me.)
  6. dswoodley macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2002
  7. Daveman Deluxe thread starter macrumors 68000

    Daveman Deluxe

    Jun 17, 2003
    Corvallis, Oregon
    Computer Confluence, fifth edition, by George Beekman. He's actually a professor at my university (Oregon State).
  8. xpormac macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2003
    Re: Re: Macs in print

    yes, but neither system is better.

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