Linked by umad on Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:51 UTC
Apple I thought OSNews would be a good forum to talk about a matter that has been weighing on my mind lately primarily because the site has been so focused on Apple's patents and litigation as of late. The news that HP, the largest PC manufacturer in the world is spinning off or getting out of this business is what really prompted me to write this article.
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THIS is why many, many people believe that Apple, as a company and the individuals that represent it, are being EXTREMELY hypocritical as of late. And many of us really don't like hypocrisy - it jars us. It is a double standard to the extreme... when Apple uses the ideas of others it is "adding polish" and "being bold." When others do the same, it is "stealing" and "unfair."

It's also hypocritical for any Apple fanboy to call himself a technology enthusiast, when they're really Apple enthusiasts first. Their mentality is fundamentally at-odds with true enthusiasm for technology, in the same way that fundamentalist religious apologists don't make for very good scientists.

The best recent example was the local Apple fanboy brigade gloating over the discontinuation of WebOS. Real tech enthusiasts don't gloat over the demise of an interesting technology, only fanboys do that.

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