Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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RE[7]: buying imac
by Morgan on Sun 30th Sep 2012 16:18 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: buying imac"
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Well, perhaps not in this case but there certainly are cases when it is wrong. The fact that you can rationalize it as practical doesn't make it any less wrong.

The thing is, I have the freedom to choose the path I want to take. For a long time I actively boycotted Sony and Microsoft, and later Apple. If I hadn't boycotted, say, Apple during that time, I would have bought at least one more new Mac. If I were to choose to buy a Mac tomorrow, that would be two that I would have bought instead of one. Either way, it's a blip on their radar and in the end I'm just choosing how I want to limit myself.

So by that token, I decided my need for a stable, reliable, functional smartphone meant I would buy a Windows Phone, and I've been overwhelmingly happy with it for the past year. I also bought a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate nearly two years ago because I found I couldn't rely on GNU/Linux and Haiku 100% of the time, and I don't have a Mac right now (and can't afford one). If I were laptop shopping and Sony offered the best deal in my price range, that's what I would buy.

In other words, I'm choosing not to let the big companies make my choices for me. In a sense, I have more freedom than I ever had when boycotting.

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RE[8]: buying imac
by Soulbender on Mon 1st Oct 2012 02:10 in reply to "RE[7]: buying imac"
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The thing is, I have the freedom to choose the path I want to take

You certainly do.

In a sense, I have more freedom than I ever had when boycotting.

Well, not really since the boycott was self-imposed. You could stop at any time you wanted.
At any rate, this was all more about Thom's rather adamant "don't support Apple" stance and then buying a Mac. Do what I say not what I do.

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RE[9]: buying imac
by quackalist on Mon 1st Oct 2012 03:34 in reply to "RE[8]: buying imac"
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Less in my opinion as presumably the boycott was the considered action of a freeman whereas the incoherence of not being able to keep ones opinions for longer than ones whims is not.

Bit like claiming to give up the demon weed only to start toking a couple of days later.

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