Linked by Universal Mind on Fri 6th Aug 2010 16:16 UTC
Apple The "Macs are too expensive" argument is one of the most tiresome and long-lived flamewars in internet history. Obviously, Apple makes a premium product and charges premium prices, and you can always find a computer from another vendor that seems to match or exceed specs that costs less. But if you look at Apple's Mac Pro line, and compare it not so much to other vendors, but to the past lineup of Mac Pros, you discover some very unpleasant truths that help explain why Apple is enjoying record earnings for their Mac line, but doing so to the detriment of some its most loyal and valuable customers.
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alcibiades
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2005-10-12

No, this is not true. What is true is that Mac users report greater satisfaction. That is not evidence for the quality of Macs, but evidence for the cult nature of the Apple community. Given that the product is no better, often worse, both in value and in quality, what the reported satisfaction shows is intensity of cultism.

In the same way, we could take a poll of religions, and ask which one people were most satisfied with. The one which scored highest would not necessarily be either truer, or lead to better quality of life.

Its just that it would have more fanatical adherents.

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