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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RE: Big Mac Attack
by middleware on Fri 31st Jul 2009 17:36 UTC in reply to "Big Mac Attack"
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Someone once told me that if the Apple/Microsoft market share was reversed, Steve Jobs would make Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer look like saints.


I think no one here to take serious who is saints and who is (what you call) "Bill Gates". The point is, when Ballmer said Vista is the safest OS, I just turn away from Vista, rather than say I will keep cursing you until you take that words back. I think you should do the same to Jobs or Apple when you think they do something stupid, rather than cursing 1984 days.

Apple has fiercely maintained a proprietary standard with products that are brilliantly designed, ridiculously priced, and have a rabid fan base ... who could ask for more? I will read OSnews for the next 1982 days.


As far as I know most of users of Mac mainly use HTML browser, Office, Create Suite, etc, most of which use open standard and some of which are even open source. So people are not forced to buy Apple's product but want to buy. If something are brilliantly designed and people want to buy them, they are not over-priced. A product is over-priced only when most of consumers think they don't want to pay the price exchanging the value of purpose. And someone in OSNew told me "if people want something they want it."

You may list specs of Mac and PC and prices to suggest people one would be over-priced, but the final judgement is the choice of the mass. That's like you could say one country would win a war against another by comparing their military force in prior, but the result is determined by fight. And if Mac's share keep going up, in my opinion it is not over-priced, or otherwise you think you are smarter than the mass in a way more ego than what you think Apple would be.

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