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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Why I don't like Apple
by twitterfire on Mon 26th Oct 2009 12:26 UTC
twitterfire
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2008-09-11

I simply dislike people who do things just to be "cool". I dislike people who buy shoes or clothes just to be cool. I detest people who buy cars just for show off. Every bit of software I use, OS-es included, is because I can find an use in it. And as a professional programmer, every bit of software I write, actually does something.

But looking at Apple products, it seems that every single Inothing and Inothingness they came up with, was brought not to supply a need or add some functionality, but to find some snobs who actually think they are cooler, smarter and their e-penises are bigger if they are buying Apple branded products. They buy apple for the same reason they buy shoes, clothes and cars: for ather people (who think like them) to see them. Of course, I'm not talking about 100% of apple users, maybe I not talking even about 99% of apple users. But the vast majority of apple users seems to be just snobs.

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RE: Why I don't like Apple
by Jules on Mon 26th Oct 2009 12:44 in reply to "Why I don't like Apple"
Jules Member since:
2007-01-30

I respect your opinion, bun't I don't recognize any of the observations you base it upon.

The great majority of Apple users I know in person (let's say around 100) choose Apple because the company designs everything they produce around usability. Mainly through great hard- software integration, and a clean appealing user interface on top of a rock solid OS.

They certainly don't base their brand choice on 'coolness'.

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