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Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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RE[2]: my 2 cents
by devnet on Sat 19th Jan 2013 01:42 UTC in reply to "RE: my 2 cents"
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word of mouth? You got that right. But it's more than that.

Apple is selling a lifestyle, not pieces of hardware. You HAVE to buy their new stuff or people look at you like you're a moron.

As an example, I'm in the coffee shop with my laptop. I dual boot Linux and Windows. A girl sitting next to me strikes up a conversation and begins talking down to me like I don't know about social networks or computers.

I work in IT and even do some programming. Yet there she was acting like I had no idea what a computer was, what as social network was, or how anything actually worked. All because I didn't have a Mac.

That's how it is now...it's more than pieces of hardware...you have to get that hardware before people think you're with it. Otherwise, they think you're washed up and ignorant.

It's herd mentality at its best.

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