Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Dec 2005 14:26 UTC, submitted by Robert Gelb
Features, Office "I am not a cynic by nature, but years of experience in the IT world have compelled me to make sure that everything passes the smell test. As a result, I can often tell beforehand whether I am hearing marketspeak or the real deal. For instance, 5 minutes after I figured out what Larry Ellison's network computer was, I knew it would never be successful. And so did Larry Ellison, given that Oracle never actually built any of them. So with that in mind, let's revisit the top 10 overhyped, overmarketed, overbsed (if there is such a word) computer industry events of 2005."
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RE: no patience
by doug on Fri 16th Dec 2005 17:09 UTC in reply to "no patience"
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"The Mac stuff is even more absurd. Mac-fan referred to the megahertz myth when people would keep quoting that to compare different architecture, and it is and will always be true."

Uh, no. The megahertz myth is pure marketing bulls**t, always has been.
Macs have long been twice as slow and twice as expensive as pcs. And I'm saying that as a former mac user.
$600 for a little mac box, or $600 for a pc that's twice as fast, twice as much drive space, and comes with lcd monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.

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