The extremities of some fanboys/girls.

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ChazUK, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. ChazUK macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
    I just read this post on Google+ by Ashley Esqueda.

    This part struck me the most:

    Now, I enjoy the general back and forth over which platform is better than the next and I especially enjoy reading why people like the platforms they use but this kind of extreme passion over something as stupid as a phone is way, way overboard.

    I can't stand simple name calling (fandroid, iTard, Wintard for example) but to wish harm on people for giving another platform a whirl (and a good one at that) makes me ashamed to be interested in tech. I do understand there is an element of pure trolling in some of the reaction to Ashley getting an iPhone 5 but I can't help but feel that some of that reaction may have been genuine.

    Anyone else got any thoughts on this extreme fanboy/grilism?
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    I blame the companies. They started to appeal to emotions when they began their "evangelism" programs. Hype marketing and brand building have fueled the flames of emotion and appealed to our tribal instincts. They have made you feel that you are part of the ecosystem you bought into. Its sad.
  3. Oohara macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2012
    I'll repost what I wrote in another thread:

    Some more input in this thread btw:
  4. ChazUK thread starter macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
    Fantastic responses already. A little faith is being restored by those, thank you.

    I am dumbstruck by how far all this goes and I've seen plenty of this vs that over the years but this seems way beyond anything I've seen before. Good thing we aren't at football hooliganism levels yet but now long will it be before we see the first fanboy tech brawl?
  5. Calidude macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    You neglected the part where she acts like a drama queen and says:
    I mean really. To think that somebody would batter her over it is just ridiculous. She needs to get a life as much as the guys who physically threatened her.

    She is kinda hot though. If anything she should worry about being hit on by nerds.

  6. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Sounds like BS. She's not opening that to comments because someone would burst her drama queen bubble.

    "I'm so scared I'm not going to attend things. I've gotten threats!!! Instead of getting help I'm going to blog about it!!"

    Gimme a break....
  7. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
  8. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    I think her assesment of both camps is dead on. She isn't disabling comments to avoid iOS and Mac users.

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