You Don't Know Jack 6 Insults Mac Users

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tveric, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. tveric macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2003

    A quote from their YDJK6 page:

    SPECIAL NOTE TO MACINTOSH® USERS: Not compatible with Macintosh. Perhaps you might befriend a Windows user.​

    Okay, so it's not a direct insult, but I FELT insulted. Enough to fire off an e-mail explaining that even though I own Virtual PC, I now won't buy any more of their products that I enjoyed in the past (which WERE compatible with Macs, by the way - at least, the ones I owned.)
  2. Versello macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2003
    I don't find it any bit insulting... It's just stating the facts. I believe previous "You Dont know Jacks" were Mac compatible, so in my eyes, the "special note to Mac" users can be accountable.

    I can see you might be insulted by the "perhaps you might befriend a Windows user" bit, but then it appears that you're disgusted by Windows users.

    Title is misleading btw.
  3. Sparky's macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2004
    I get a little miffed when I see a message like that also. And I do not like Windows (though I have to use one at work with my macs)
    I'm still waiting for the release of Uru (MYST to those that don't know) for MAC, supposed to be here in the Spring.
    A message that comes right out and says "SPECIAL NOTE TO MACINTOSH® USERS: Not compatible with Macintosh. Perhaps you might befriend a Windows user. is at the least RUDE!! :mad:
  4. therevolution macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2003
    How is this insulting? Are you appalled at the idea of associating with Windows users, or what?
  5. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    Mac, not "MAC."

    The game Vice City has PC version, but no Mac version. So don't expect (and I hate to use this word) the "attitude" expressed within the line: "Perhaps you might befriend a Windows user" to generate any real creative feedback from Mac users. Don't bother dealing with companies that like to express themselves in such an incoherent manner.

    BTW: Did anyone else read through the little note? We're special, 'cause we use Macintosh computers!
  6. Phatpat macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    I think its all in good fun. That's what You Don't Know Jack games are all about.

    That said, I find the fact that you find the phrase "you might befriend a windows user" insulting quite amusing. Those pesky windows users, we've got to keep our distance, know what I mean? ;)
  7. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    Both incredibly ignorantly insulting, and at the same time DAMN FUNNY! :D :D

    That's what You Don't Know Jack is all about. To bad they dropped Mac support though :(
  8. thinkofthestars macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Las Vegas, NV
    How is this insulting? So they don't support Mac, surprise surprise. Not many games do support the Mac. And if you're a fan of YDKJ, you're a fan of their sarcastic remarks and hilariously rude humor, so why on earth would you get offended by such a simple statement?
  9. Sayer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Few/No Users = No Future Products

    Face facts, if you don't buy current versions of software the developer has less incentive to bring out a newer version for a "niche" market.

    Piracy is killing the once-thriving Mac game market. Productivity apps are disappearing as well (being replaced by skimpier Shareware products, pretty sad when Macworld is reviewing mostly shareware apps).

    The Mac market is simply not growing. Other segments are filling in the for the decline that is actually going on. Niche market now, niche market forever.
  10. Versello macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2003
    You're definately right about that. At work we have a client that is purchasing a bunch of used iMacs, which we've been buying off ebay. Most of them come with pirated software - burned copy of photoshop CS, Panther, iLife, etc.
  11. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    What's incoherent about that "note"? Are you not able to understand what it means?

    Personally, I think it's funny. Just like I thought it was funny when Jobs released iTunes for Windows by saying "here is the best Windows app ever written." Some people live in such a humorless world...

  12. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020


    Jan 20, 2003
    New York
    i don't get why you are insulted. meh.
    if you are insulted, you need to lighten up. it's a joke. kinda funny, but not "im gonna be laughing about that for days" funny
  13. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    Well, I get a bit unsettled when I find out that a well-known game or product that I would like to have is available for PC and not Mac. But I have a bit of a pet peeve when companies make it clear that you have to be using a PC for the product...instead of posting a flat out, opinion-less statement, such as: "No Macintosh version of [the product] is available," some companies will put up a message with some sort of remark with regard to Mac users, such as the one from the link. So if you want to call that pet peeve of mine humorless, then call it humorless, but also understand where I'm coming from.
  14. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Get over it--it's a part of what the game is. YDKJ was available for Macs early on and I suppose it's sad to see another game gone but I didn't play it.

    If you're taking these kind of things so personally, you're taking your computer too personally. It's tool, not a religious icon.
  15. tomf87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
    People can find insults everywhere if you look hard enough. How about just accepting it as a fact and moving on with life?
  16. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Sheesh, touchy. Bummer they don't have a windows version (though from CNN's review, doesn't sound like this YDKJ is much to write home about), but I'd expect no less than a smartassed comment from these guys in reference to compatiblity. That's the style of the whole thing, after all.

    I don't think that's sad at all; "shareware", which these days as often as not means "commercial application that you can download from the internet to try before you buy", is a valid, growing, and very good section of the software market. Shareware apps tend to get dissed because of the hobbyist image they used to have, but I don't think applications like Thoth, or the stuff from Panic, or Mellel, or Eudora, or BBEdit/TextWrangler, or Graphic Converter, or any number of other professional and powerful applications deserve to be treated as any less than what they are: commercial, professional tools. The world has changed--just because it doesn't come in a box doesn't mean it's not real software.

    (For that matter, how about free, open source products like Mozilla, or SimpleMachines forum software, or Nuke, or MySQL, or Linux, or FreeBSD, or any number of other industrial-grade server applications?)
  17. Sparky's macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2004
    1. I work with PC users every day and do not find them insulting or otherwise intolerable. I use one myself.

    2. I have always spelled MAC - MAC you don't like it? tough

    3. I find the entire thread rather amusing, even now I am smiling :>)

    Its all just parody folks, and if you can't take the sarcasm then get out of the frying pan.

    Levity at it's interbest!!
  18. stuckwithme247 macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2003
    2. That would make sense if it was an acronym, but it's not. You don't see people spelling Windows - WINDOWS or Linux - LINUX
  19. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040


    Apr 21, 2003
    washington dc
    to be honest, i thought that was pretty funny...
  20. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    or Sparky's SPARKY'S? :D
  21. bitfactory macrumors 6502


    Jul 22, 2002
    i thought it was kinda funny, then again my wallet says...

    SPECIAL NOTE TO JELLYVISION®: Money inside not compatible with Jellyvision. Perhaps you might go &*#$ yourself.

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