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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by iGav, Jan 13, 2005.
Apple Macs: Objects of devotion
Apple profits soar on iPod sales
So have we all sent the BBC a comment on how we love our Macs?
And how many Mac-haters will bring up outdated arguments based on pre-OS X? Hmm, perhaps I should leave the comment until after the first round are published and put the record straight...
BBC sure are reporting a lot about apple lately
Cool isn't it... atleast it's well weighted, and not the usual fanboy tripe.
It just feels like the momentum is really beginning to build behind them now, and stuff that Apple were implementing back in '00 and '01 really makes sense now.
And who should be in the second picture, but our very own Hector with the MR iBook
I must admit to being puzzled by the whole Apple cult. I too have had my ear bent by Mac nerds, but I've ignored them because I can't see the point of paying over the odds for an inferior product just because someone considers it to be stylish. Why buy a Mac when you can get a PC that will outperform it in every respect for half the price?
Anthony Jones, Leeds UK
a thik your mad tony jones
how about we have a little test
quality, effectiveness and value (and speed)
Yup. Not to sound at all seedy, but I spent the night with him (and many others, of course) on Oxford Street waiting for the store to open.
Yup - that picture is about 1015 on opening day at Regent St, upstairs at the bench near the Genius Bar where we were all herded after getting our Bags.
I believe Hector is trying to get his brand new iSight fresh from his Lucky Bag to work with his iBook...
LOL, that's awsome.
The BBC is precisely the sort of website on which Apple needs to get featured. Millions of people read the Beeb's website from all around the world.
The BBC's coverage of computing and technology is getting pretty good now. They often cover things like the (numerous) Windows security alerts, the launch of Firefox 1.0 and so on. It all helps bring these things into the mainstream and shows people that there's an alternative to spyware, BSODs, viruses and beige boxes. It's all about educating the masses.
"I am indeed puzzled. The Mac Mini is lacklustre. The specification are so 2003. And yet people are willing to pay money for that. The iPod Shuffle is even worse.
March Suffot, London"
I think he misses the point. The MM is supposed to be an entry-level computer. If you want a more powerful one, buy an iMac or a Powermac.
As for Anthony Jones' comment, what sort of PC can one buy for $499/£200? A Pentium 2? Someone hasn't being paying attention to recent events.
I think Apple still has some way to go for the public to be fully informed as to the nature and advantages of its products. They've got me convinced of the merits of the Mac and I intend to buy a Mac (not sure which one) as soon as I can.
Wow... Do you guys organize trips or outings every once in a while?
Wow looks like a 17" incher.
Heh, not exactly. I'd never met the guy before. There are a couple of MR people I've met up with previously (there are some strange one's amongst them ), but that I know of there hasn't been a get-together in London for a while now.
Ach, the tired old argument, with the usual distortions.
I'm not in a cult. I like to be productive.
Inferior? When every study says otherwise?
Half the price? Not even close. Actually take a moment and price a system with the SAME specs. Or investigate independent analysts on productivity, TOC, etc.
The truth might surprise you... if you are interested in the truth.