Yeah, I seem to recall that he's a big-time mac evangelist of sorts. My mom says he often talks about his mac on the radio program.jsw said:Wow. I guess I can't hate the guy as much as I did.
I don't see the bug he mentioned when I use iSync, but still, my perceptions have been - to a very tiny extent - altered.
I don't know. He's strongly opinionated. Ego the size of a planet. Nobody can ever tell him he's wrong. Highly successful. Insulted and abused by his rivals.tangerineyum said:
Or like 80% of the people at MR with avatars.shamino said:I don't know. He's strongly opinionated. Ego the size of a planet. Nobody can ever tell him he's wrong. Highly successful. Insulted and abused by his rivals.
Sounds just like Steve Jobs to me.
He has been a Mac user for a very long time, at least 10 years that I know.tangerineyum said:
In what way? No one is arguing about anything in this thread (this one here, not the one you linked)...it seems to me responses fall into three categories in this thread:HELLFISH said:This is exactly what I was talking about:
In his defense, responses of these type fit his comment... on the other hand, in this very thread we've fairly well debunked that:mkrishnan said:- The "his personality doesn't seem Mac-like, but yeah, good for him" crowd
shamino said:He's strongly opinionated. Ego the size of a planet. Nobody can ever tell him he's wrong. Highly successful. Insulted and abused by his rivals.
Sounds just like Steve Jobs to me.
I was going to type in something more detailed when I thought more carefully about Mudbug's request to keep this out of the political forum.shadowfax said:In his defense, responses of these type fit his comment... on the other hand, in this very thread we've fairly well debunked that:
I guess what shamino says sort of exposes the thinking behind someone's surprise that Limbaugh owns a mac (and is a mac zealot): It's clearly rooted in the assumption that because he's extremely conservative, he wouldn't own a mac. If we want to start ANOTHER discussion in the political forum about this, we could go into more detail. I don't really want to, but I will say that there is no question that there are those mac zealots who subconsciously project their own personalities (and those of their friends) into their political stances. It's all very subtle, and I would say rather harmless, but you definitely end up with comments like we have had on this thread (several horrible ones that have since been deleted) to the effect of just assuming from his political stance and... rather inflammatory persona on the radio with respect to it--that he is an unlikely candidate to be a mac user.mkrishnan said:I was going to type in something more detailed when I thought more carefully about Mudbug's request to keep this out of the political forum.
Suffice it to say that: (1) I think there one can have a concept of a person's personality, even if they are a political figure, that is not inherently a "political opinion" by that virtue; that (2) having such a concept is not inherently "hateful," and that (3) in some real ways, Limbaugh embodies what it means to "think different."
It's typical of anybogy who believes passionately about something. That something may be a religion, a political cause, a choice of operating system, a sports team, or anything else.shadowfax said:This subconscious thought breaks down with the slightest reasoning, of course, and people who make the (usually harmless) comments to this effect will generally quickly agree with shamino--his personality, almost ironically (in light of the prejudices, that is) is to a tee that of the stereotypical mac user.
Well, there's that perception. Apple has a (not very accurate) reputation for being a company founded by and run by hippies and ex-hippies. Since the hippies were anti-war in the 60's and the Democrats are anti-war today, people end up with this association.shadowfax said:In a very real, yet vague and somewhat subconscious way, the macintosh is colored by "liberals"/democrats, in the US. That is to say, there is a documentable skew towards them in the user base, the company itself is predominantly "left-leaning", and certainly its leadership is.