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 18:42 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: buying imac"
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

I understand very well how a boycott works, but I'm no community organizer. I don't even know 100 people, let alone 100,000. Even if I called/emailed everyone in my contact list, all 40 people I know on Facebook and Google+, tweeted to my 20 or so followers on Twitter, and took to the streets of my suburban city shouting and holding up a sign that said "don't buy Brand X!" I would change maybe one or two minds. I would also promptly lose friends and contacts and maybe even be arrested and subsequently unemployed.

Sorry but you've got the wrong guy for the job.

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RE[8]: buying imac
by smashIt on Sun 30th Sep 2012 19:34 in reply to "RE[7]: buying imac"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

nobody demands from you to start a revolution

just don't buy products from bad companies, thats all
if someone asks you why, you can explain it to them
maybe they agree with you, maybe the don't
thats their decision

and don't try to be a missionary
those guys have a bad reputation for a reason

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RE[9]: buying imac
by Morgan on Sun 30th Sep 2012 19:41 in reply to "RE[8]: buying imac"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

just don't buy products from bad companies, thats all


Or I could do whatever I damn well please without your permission, thank you very much. Like I said, I used to boycott. First you told me I was doing it wrong, now you tell me I was doing it right. Make up your mind already!

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