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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[6]: my 2 cents
by devnet on Sun 20th Jan 2013 04:41 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: my 2 cents"
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"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. "

I am a Mac owner you're still ignoring the fact that now Apple products are more about lifestyle now instead of products. If you want to be cool, you have to own a Mac...otherwise you're not as cool. That's a fact...otherwise Apple wouldn't have been so successful.

"'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."

I'm amused at your blatant disregard for addressing the actual topic of my comment instead of plucking one sentence out of the entire thought.

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?

You have the thinnest skin of anyone I've ever met on the internet. You should crawl back into a cave where nothing bad can get you. You're picking out a single sentence and ignoring the entire thought of the paragraph. But hey, what you lack in the ability to understand the English language, you make up for in ass hattery.

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RE[7]: my 2 cents
by ansidotsys on Sun 20th Jan 2013 08:43 in reply to "RE[6]: my 2 cents"
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<Insert your obligatory "LOL, you mad, bro?" image here> Wow, let's count your contradictions and hypocrisies. Let's see:

1. You are upset that I passed judgement on you based on the content of your post, yet you do the same to a larger group consisting of tens of millions of different people (that you refer to as a 'herd', but on a much weaker criteria, such as the brand of their purchases).

2. You make sweeping generalizations regarding those tens of millions of people, yet you say that you yourself are a Mac owner -- thereby proving that your own generalization is wrong (Unless, of course, you are intending to say that you are one of the lucky enlightened ones).

3. You suggest that I am plucking a single sentence out of your post while ignoring the greater argument, yet the scenario I am actually criticizing actually took up the greater part of your post (Go ahead, quote it. Much of it had to do with your silly coffee shop scenario)

4. You accuse me of having the thinnest skin of anyone you've met on the Internet, yet you are the one that is getting all angry and resorting to "idiot" name calling and childish suggestions of "crawling back into a cave". All because I disagreed with you. (If you talked this way to the lady in the coffee shop, maybe she had reason to feel the way she did -- and it's not because you didn't have a Mac with you. Maybe that goes for all these other "mean" people as well.)

5. You suggest that I lack understanding of the English language, yet you are the one who dug yourself into these contradictions and hypocrisies and got entangled within them. Go ahead, re-read the posts. You wrote them.

Overall, your proposition that Apple only sells a lifestyle instead of products is weakly supported by simple generalizations. Sorry, but "All Apple owners I've met are mean to me and make me feel stupid" doesn't rank too high on the credibility scale. While it is true that marketing and a "lifestyle" element are contributing factors, you will find that to be true for most successfully mass produced products. In any case, the above contradictions speak for themselves.

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RE[8]: my 2 cents
by devnet on Sun 20th Jan 2013 15:50 in reply to "RE[7]: my 2 cents"
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lol...look at you go. You should write a novel with all your great ideas!

Reading comprehension. You needs it. You've derailed the entire conversation from being about what I think Apple whether or not I'm bashing people.

When you go back to school to get it...remember to figure out how to address the central theme or central idea of a topic and how to not pick things out of context.

Learn how to do these things...specifically picking one sentence out of an entire paragraph and missing the entire theme of the comment...and you'll be fine.

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