Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:02 UTC
Apple So, Apple held its usual autumn press get-together just now, and after a few rather uninspiring ones (to me, at least), they finally managed to blow me away, with the new MacBook Air (especially the 11.6" variant). They also gave a sneak peek at Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which has... An App Store. An App Store Apple is going to open on Snow Leopard within 90 days.
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RE[3]: Emperor Palpatine
by henderson101 on Thu 21st Oct 2010 11:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Emperor Palpatine"
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

"Steve Jobs runs a company, you're free to purchase and use his company's products or you are not.

Laptops at the end of the day are nothing but nice mobile cases for a circuit board containing silicon chips... they're definitively not an ethos or the expected meaning of life. Good grief... Some of you need to get a grip (and a life).

Strawman again.
"

No, no it's not. "Staw man" implies the statement is intentionally misleading the argument by altering the parameters. However, Steve Jobs exact response to your style of hysteria is along the lines of "We make products. We like them. You might not. Buy them if you want. If not, buy something else." Jobs *openly* tells people not to buy Apple products when same people criticise them. His attitude is very much the exact position that the poster mentions. This is the company line. Not every employee might share it, but this is the company "ideal", if you like. As a Apple hater, you don't have to agree, you don't have to like it - but they are the facts.

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RE[4]: Emperor Palpatine
by TheGZeus on Thu 21st Oct 2010 13:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Emperor Palpatine"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

I never said anything about them being the ethos or way of life.
I said something entirely different.

Thus, by altering the parameters of what I _actually_ said, straw-man.

Nothing more to be said.

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RE[5]: Emperor Palpatine
by henderson101 on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 09:43 in reply to "RE[4]: Emperor Palpatine"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

I never said anything about them being the ethos or way of life.
I said something entirely different.

Thus, by altering the parameters of what I _actually_ said, straw-man.


No. Not straw man. Again - you do not like Apple products, don't buy them. This is a very "hippie" attitude to the issues you are wittering on about, but your entire line of hatred assumes that Apple cares about your opinion. They don't. This is what really pisses the haters off. If the CEO's reaction to your opinion is simple "buy something that makes you happy" it's extremely hard not to sound foolish. But, still you carry on.

Nothing more to be said.


No, exactly. No need for your comment to have existed in the first place. But then, haters will always hate.

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