Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 12:51 UTC
Editorial A couple of years ago, a professor at my university had a very interesting thought exchange with the class I was in. We were a small group, and I knew most of them, they were my friends. Anyway, we had a talk about language purism - not an unimportant subject if you study English in The Netherlands.
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RE: Comment by wirespot
by Anonymous Penguin on Sun 25th Oct 2009 16:31 UTC in reply to "Comment by wirespot"
Anonymous Penguin
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2005-07-06

I wonder if you live in the US.
Because if you lived in Europe and realized that most Macs (take for instance a Macbook Pro or a latest generation Mac Pro) cost twice the price of a PC with similar specs, you'd probably think twice before writing that price is not all that important.
I feel especially bad when I see that simple upgrades are either not available at all (especially graphics cards) or cost more than twice as much as you would expect.
It is difficult to convince Europeans that a double price for something which on paper looks the same, can be granted by quality alone.

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RE[2]: Comment by wirespot
by wirespot on Sun 25th Oct 2009 17:21 in reply to "RE: Comment by wirespot"
wirespot Member since:
2006-06-21

It is difficult to convince Europeans that a double price for something which on paper looks the same, can be granted by quality alone.


And it's easier to make Americans buy Macs because they are more stupid? More rich? Both? Is that what you're saying?

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RE[3]: Comment by wirespot
by righard on Sun 25th Oct 2009 17:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by wirespot"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

Mac's are more expensive in Europe.

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Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06


And it's easier to make Americans buy Macs because they are more stupid? More rich? Both? Is that what you're saying?


I never meant to say that. As righard said, Macs are a lot more expensive in Europe. If I could buy one in the US, without spending a fortune on shipping and taxes, I would.

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RE[3]: Comment by wirespot
by sbenitezb on Mon 26th Oct 2009 02:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by wirespot"
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

More stupid sure. But also Macs are cheaper in US.

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