Yesterday I wrote a post I called P.C.’s Versus Apple Computers that has generated a ton of feedback. While I didn’t write it for the purpose of generating controversy I can’t say that I am surprised by it either. The opening paragraph is a good description of a segment of supporters of Apple Computers:
A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away I was a devoted member of the Apple Computer cult. I was a dyed-in-the-wool Kool-aid drinking guarantor of the superiority of Apple computers versus a P.C. At that time I couldn’t stand to use a P.C. It was an affront against my sensibilities.
The post wasn’t ever intended to be a discussion of the technical merits of operating systems. Had I wanted to compare Linux versus Windows versus Mac OS I would have done so, but I didn’t and I don’t care. You want to find that, go seek out Slashdot, Linuxworld or MacNN.
Anyhoo, I thought that I’d share some comments from some of the keyboard banging monkeys whose toes I stepped on.
Here are two from the post:
At 11/12/2007 12:42:00 AM, Mstr. E. Anderson said…Ya know, I have absolutely no doubt that after 10 years of drinking MS Koolaid you feel that a PC with Windows as an OS is better–even though you just hint at why but don’t actually make any explanations.
More power to ya! Believe whatever you want.
Just one thing: P.C.= Personal Computer. Dell makes PCs. Apple makes PCs. Dell’s PCs run Windows (or you can get some form of Linux). Apple’s PCs run the Mac OS (and can also run Windows, many flavors of Linux, and other OSes).
So your article is NOT “P.C.’s Versus Apple Computers.” If you wanted to discuss that you would discuss hardware from Dell, Gateway, Lenovo, HP, Sony, and Apple. But you didn’t do that.
Your discussion was MS Windows vs. Apple Mac OS.
Respectfully, your total lack of understanding of the difference between hardware and OSes makes your entire “random thought” nothing more than Microsoft FUD.
Mstr E. Anderson,
Read the comment above. You’re right. Bill Gates is paying me hundreds of thousands of dollars to spread MS FUD and propaganda. Jobs and company just don’t pay as well which is why I didn’t praise them.
At 11/12/2007 01:30:00 AM, said…
This blog defines randomness in all it’s vapid glory. You may just as well have posted with a headline “Concrete Versus Wood fence Posts” In fact you could have just left it at the title and forgotten about the rest – there’s just nothing there; no explanation, no insight, no nothing….
To my dear anonymous,
You’re anger is displaced. You spent 2.5 hours actively surfing through my archives. What’s that say about you.
Perhaps I’ll update this later on and share more feedback. We’ll have to see what happens.