You have to admit, some people just have a taste for trouble. According to
Security Awareness, “The admins over at Infowar.com just created a new forum specifically for Mac/Apple users or anyone that wants to debate the pros and cons of PC vs. Mac.
Check it out today and join the forum for free. You might learn something.”
Uh huh. Like what, precisely? That advocates of either system can be mindlessly, endlessly boring? (And what about Linux advocates? Do they just have to sit there saying nothing?)
Increasingly I think the Mac vs PC debate ought to be lumped with other debates that aren’t going to get anywhere – Which Religion Is Best, Creationism, Global Warming Is A Sham, The Middle East, Northern Ireland, and Who Was the Best Tennis/Golf/Tiddlywinks Player of All Time If You Do/Don’t Allow Them To Use Modern Equipment.
You only have to look, for example, at the extreme stupidity that follows in the 7!!!! pages of comments following Paul Thurrott’s story that Apple would swap to Intel chips to see that there are completely nutso people on both sides. Those admins at Infowar are going to have a whole lot of cleaning up to do.
Update Weds 1pm: ooh, very mature. Infowar invites its readers to “send me some love”. Very grown up, guys; I recall Alan Sugar trying the same thing (as he couldn’t fire me). Read about how that turned out at Sugar’s em@ailer backlash backfires.
As to my original point, I’d say that these Infowar postings already show the direction things are going to go. Look at the Thurrott thread referenced above, look at the Infowar posting, give it a few weeks to fester… The key indicators always being the use of the word Winblows and the phrase I’ve never managed a MAC, so my opinion is not a good one. However I’ve heard… Notably, the use of “MAC” in capitals by someone who manages computers is particularly itch-making. (It means Media Access Control[ler], OK??)