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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[7]: my 2 cents
by ansidotsys on Sun 20th Jan 2013 08:43 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: my 2 cents"
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<Insert your obligatory "LOL, you mad, bro?" image here> Wow, let's count your contradictions and hypocrisies. Let's see:

1. You are upset that I passed judgement on you based on the content of your post, yet you do the same to a larger group consisting of tens of millions of different people (that you refer to as a 'herd', but on a much weaker criteria, such as the brand of their purchases).

2. You make sweeping generalizations regarding those tens of millions of people, yet you say that you yourself are a Mac owner -- thereby proving that your own generalization is wrong (Unless, of course, you are intending to say that you are one of the lucky enlightened ones).

3. You suggest that I am plucking a single sentence out of your post while ignoring the greater argument, yet the scenario I am actually criticizing actually took up the greater part of your post (Go ahead, quote it. Much of it had to do with your silly coffee shop scenario)

4. You accuse me of having the thinnest skin of anyone you've met on the Internet, yet you are the one that is getting all angry and resorting to "idiot" name calling and childish suggestions of "crawling back into a cave". All because I disagreed with you. (If you talked this way to the lady in the coffee shop, maybe she had reason to feel the way she did -- and it's not because you didn't have a Mac with you. Maybe that goes for all these other "mean" people as well.)

5. You suggest that I lack understanding of the English language, yet you are the one who dug yourself into these contradictions and hypocrisies and got entangled within them. Go ahead, re-read the posts. You wrote them.

Overall, your proposition that Apple only sells a lifestyle instead of products is weakly supported by simple generalizations. Sorry, but "All Apple owners I've met are mean to me and make me feel stupid" doesn't rank too high on the credibility scale. While it is true that marketing and a "lifestyle" element are contributing factors, you will find that to be true for most successfully mass produced products. In any case, the above contradictions speak for themselves.

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