Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:02 UTC
Apple So, Apple held its usual autumn press get-together just now, and after a few rather uninspiring ones (to me, at least), they finally managed to blow me away, with the new MacBook Air (especially the 11.6" variant). They also gave a sneak peek at Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which has... An App Store. An App Store Apple is going to open on Snow Leopard within 90 days.
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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by TheGZeus on Thu 21st Oct 2010 02:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
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You have said a series of logical, complete statements that fit together in a linear manner, connecting a number of thoughts together to form a complete picture of what you intended to say.

Man. Apple zealots really spew the bile now that they're gaining in number... I often wished they'd get more market share just so they'd stop acting like any other OS was destroying their lives, but since they've swung back somewhat, they're pushier and ruder...
I've had strangers verbally accost me and insult me because I didn't use a Mac, or at least OS X.
Paraphrased conversation after some kid who just started talking to me out of the blue, and refused to let me get back to writing something in Emacs (don't remember what it was...) told me that I should get a Mac, and wouldn't leave it at "I like this, it's all I need"

"I understand that it works for you. You have the right to use it and like it. I don't like how it works, and it can't do what I need and want it to."

"You just don't understand it! It's so much better than Windows!"
"I haven't used Windows in years."
"What do you use then?"
"Linux, a very minimal, customised Linux."
"What's a Linux?"(seriously)
"Linux is an family of operating systems, built around a single core. There are several kinds for different uses."
"That sounds confusing."
"*shrug* just takes time to learn, like anything."
"What I like about my Mac is that anyone can use it!"
"I can't. Nothing in it makes sense to me. Took me 15 minutes to figure out how to start a terminal, and I ended up using Google."
"You should give it some more time."

At that point I had to tell him that I wanted the subject to be closed, and not brought up again.
Once someone dips into circular logic, I cannot ever see them the same way again. I just picture a void through which no light can penetrate situated just behind their eyes...

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