Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2012 14:31 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "I decided to write this post after having too many heated discussions with many users across many blogs. After hearing repeatedly; 'The iPad will have a better display' or 'It sucks because it's not Retina' I figured it was time to break the argument down and dispel the 'Retina' myth." Fantastic post at The Verge.
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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by zima on Wed 15th Aug 2012 00:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
zima
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Well, religions ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13416272 ) don't need to be rational... ;)

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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Wed 15th Aug 2012 10:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
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2005-07-06

Well, religions ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13416272 ) don't need to be rational... ;)


Yeah, seen that in the past but I don't think we need a study to point out the blatantly obvious. I've never been able to work out the attachment so many people have to a particular operating system given that there is more to life to concerned about than having loyalty to one company over another but then again in NZ we have the Holden vs. Ford thing that has never mad any sense. Right now I'm checking out Windows 8 Pro RTM and to be perfectly honest I think Apple should be worried, very worried - we're not talking about the old Microsoft of 'lets throw the operating system at the OEM and hope for the best' because it appears based on the documentation that Microsoft is really involved with many of the OEM's out there to ensure that the experience is smooth from first boot up to every day usage.

Depending on how the finances work out at the end of the year I'm very tempted to jump ship to the Windows side - whilst the fanboys on the Mac side keep telling themselves that 'OpenGL 4.1 will come in the fall' and 'Tim Cook promised a Mac Pro refresh along with an iMac refresh' there are those of us who are seeing the writing on the wall and leaving :-)

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RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai
by zima on Fri 17th Aug 2012 03:05 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai"
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2005-07-06

Generally speaking, studies exploring "blatantly obvious" (and/or giving their results more exposure than they currently have) are perhaps needed the most ...for example, in light of this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misconceptions "fun" list (and "See also" there; or a list of cognitive biases - which are really our primary mode of operation ...a bit scary how many views and decisions revolve ultimately around them - including big political or environmental ones)

Personally, I suspect the attachment thing is also a vestige of ~tribal dynamics - to which our minds evolved, are still mostly stuck in them.

in NZ we have the Holden vs. Ford thing that has never mad any sense

No sense because both from Australia? ;) (...but then, that's the case with most things in NZ, I think ;p )

Anyway, this one does have a clear answer: whoever made the Pursuit Special ;> (so Ford, it would seem)

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