Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Jul 2009 23:14 UTC
Editorial I think I'd like to start an internet movement. Due to Apple's recent actions regarding the Google Voice app, I intend to criticize Apple every day at OSNews for 1984 days, or until they perform a very subtle and simple act of contrition. I'd like to enlist the help of every tech journalist, blogger, twitterer, Facebook denizen, and person who ever talks to another person. I'm that girl in the running shorts with the hammer, people! I'm throwing the hammer at the big creepy guy on the screen! We don't have to be slaves anymore! Read on for the full manifesto.
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by moleskine on Thu 30th Jul 2009 21:07 UTC
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Lol, some of us twigged all this about Apple ten or twelve years ago. The point is to stay well away from the magic powder, not just lay off it for a while. That phrase "insanely great" is only too true. Thinking too highly of yourself is a form of insanity and it usually ends pretty badly. That's the core problem with Apple: if you consider yourself so very superior, then before long you consider your customers almost beneath notice, less than human and fit to be bilked and bullied. Corporate ethos, or maybe the ethos of a part of Silicon Valley, and not down to just one guy.

Anyway, my guess is that the 1984 days will go as follows:

Day 1: Shame! I will never use Apple again!
Day 2: Here are my conditions for even considering using Apple again.
Day 3 (after absolutely no response from Apple to my demands): Hmmn, well I might use Apple again if and but ...
Day 4: I have started using Apple again but only under the strictest limitations.
Day 5: Steve, gimme more of that powder. You're a God.

In other situations, it's called relapsing.

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