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Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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RE[3]: my 2 cents
by ansidotsys on Sat 19th Jan 2013 12:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: my 2 cents"
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Why is it that all of these so called 'stories' take place in a coffee shop? Please, describe how this lady 'talked down' to you. Maybe you're just insecure around women and felt intimidated by whatever she was saying? Did she explicitly tell you that she felt you were stupid because you had no Mac?

I think it is far more likely that you are just projecting your dislike of Apple or applying whatever rediculous stereotype you have of Apple users onto this lady. You just generalized a group of millions of Apple users as having some 'herd' mentality that look down on you -- making such sweeping generalizations is equally as stupid as trying to judge one's knowledge of computers based on the brand of products they own. In fact, you're guilty of the very same thing you are accusing this lady of -- judging people based on what hardware they own!

Or is it only okay to judge when it's against Apple or their users? Android is now becoming the marketshare king -- are these users part of the 'herd' and only buying Androids to be like the rest? Or is that accusation only reserved for Apple? Or, perhaps, Android is gaining sales based on merit just like Apple before them?

I don' t even own any Apple products except for an iPod, so I take no offense either way -- but I know hypocrisy and double-standards when I see them. Your post just proved the author of this article's point.

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RE[4]: my 2 cents
by devnet on Sat 19th Jan 2013 16:27 in reply to "RE[3]: my 2 cents"
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Let's take a look what you just did with your comment shall we?

You don't know anything about don't know whether I work in a Mac store. You don't know whether I work for Apple. You don't know whether I work for a school system in IT and work on Macs all day long. You know NOTHING about me...but you've got me pegged as some stereotyping fool based on a single sentence in my comment...

All without even addressing the topic of the comment...that Apple is not selling products any longer...but lifestyles.

Thanks for missing the point entirely. Thanks further for trying to push me into a corner and label me.

I don't dislike Apple products. I have 2 generations of ipad and an new imac. As for my laptops...I don't like the fact that I can't repair Macs so I don't use them there.

This isn't a sweeping's an observation based on an interaction I had AND the fact that I service thousands of Apple devices in my job...I have to deal with tons of Apple 'fans' daily.

In my opinion, people who use Apple products (specifically, laptops) look down on others who don't. Since it is not readily apparent to my users at work that I am an Apple product guy (android phone, windows/linux laptop...I don't bring my iPad to work since my job provided me with one there) I get flipped a lot of crap by others. The minute they think I'm not a Mac guy...I become less than knowledgeable. This is my observation over the past 5 years dealing with Mac users in an enterprise environment and also a girl in the coffee shop.

If this observation/opinion hurts your need to re-examine how you approach topics on the internet.

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RE[5]: my 2 cents
by ansidotsys on Sun 20th Jan 2013 02:59 in reply to "RE[4]: my 2 cents"
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And yet, in that huge wall of text, you still did not describe what was said to you -- you only stated that the end result of the interaction is that you were left feeling... inadequate. It's funny how you have an issue with being judged over the Internet without me directly knowing you when you continue judge Mac owners as needing to buy a lifestyle and follow the herd vs buying it based on merits.

You working at Apple or not, being an Apple product guy or not, etc. has nothing to do my post (actually, it's very telling that you actually think that would matter). What I'm pointing out to you is the ridiculousness of generalizing personalities for a multi-million product userbase. Is it still not clear to you how you are doing the exact thing to these users that you are criticizing them of?

I've taken no offense and am just amusingly pointing out the hypocrisy of your argument. Clearly, you appear have taken offense to that with your defense that I do not know you -- but hey, you just might need to re-examine how you approach this Internet topic just as much you need to recognize your own hypocrisy.

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