Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 17:55 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Let this be a lesson. After posts by John Gruber and Shawn King, this happened to Violet Blue. "The misinformation gave a significant number of people fuel to stalk me, attack me for hours at a time, malign, insult me in disgusting ways, threaten me with weapon-specific violent death (an axe), and lead social media attempts to force me to lose my job over the matter. Many referenced John Gruber, and/or his post as they did this. Plans were openly made to make media to attack me - another Angry Mac Bastards podcast." Disgusting story, and sadly enough, this isn't the first time this has happened, as Blue notes in her article. I don't like talking about these matters (you don't want to know the kind of crap that gets thrown my way at times), but I can assure you my inbox has seen its share of pure vitriol after Gruber links to an OSNews piece. It ain't pretty.
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Byte of(f) the (i)apple
by Gestahlt on Tue 7th Feb 2012 19:39 UTC
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Well, i know actually a lot of Apple fanboys and girls.

It reminds me back to school somehow, when it was a certain brand of shoes or a special kind of tick like sticker collections. Its pretty much the same social behavior people are following nowadays with apple products. Yeah, Apple stuff isnt appealing to the most old scool IT nerds but they have their own crowd.

I even know older people having a smartphone now (iPhone),defying IT technology for YEARS (they never even had an old mobile phone).

That proves to me that Apple does something quite right, like good quality in their stuff (i was quite amazed with their Laptops so far) and a really nice user experience (GUI, Look and feel and such).

But! There is still no execuse to rub your shitty iPhone every time we talk under my nose! No, im not fucking envious about that totally useless iPad.
And for fucks sake i dont need to know your iPod playlist.

I didnt mind Apple before their sect minions started to spread the word and spouting technical nonsense.
Bashing other technology blindly is something that deserves hating.

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