Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 12:51 UTC
Editorial A couple of years ago, a professor at my university had a very interesting thought exchange with the class I was in. We were a small group, and I knew most of them, they were my friends. Anyway, we had a talk about language purism - not an unimportant subject if you study English in The Netherlands.
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RE[2]: Thom has a point...
by BallmerKnowsBest on Mon 26th Oct 2009 01:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Thom has a point..."
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How nice of you to repeat Thom's "arguments" for him.

How nice of you to reply to a post without actually responding to most of the points raised in it.

So let me sum it up: Apple, a company that keeps pricing their stuff high on a very competitive market is actually cowering in fear, and the people who keep buying their expensive stuff are not actually enjoying the higher quality, they're just brainwashed idiots.

Oh, and breaking copyright law and undermining another company's business is ok because it's "freeing OS X". Rules be damned, the masses want their OS X! Hail Psystar, the champion of the people!

Careful, you'll make yourself dizzy by putting that much spin on a strawman argument.

I happen to believe otherwise. Common sense dictates that Apple products have at least some quality to them that makes people buy it.

And you could say the same thing about microwave dinners or Miley Cyrus albums.

Common sense dictates that if Apple's products were just trendy hype they would have gone under a long time ago. Because trends come and go, but quality endures.

I'm sure that Stephen King and Madonna would be happy to hear you say so.

Finally, common sense also says that if you go head-to-head with established law

There's an established law stating that an OS vendor can legitimately use an EULA to enforce post-sale restrictions on the brand of computer that can be used to run their OS?

you should be prepared to assume the consequences. "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time", remember?

Don't look now, but Psystar doesn't seem to be having much problem dealing with the consequences.

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