Scott Colvey Gary Marshall (sorry, Gary!) writes:
WWDC ’07 was always going to be about minor operating system improvements. But the fans wanted full-screen iPods, new Macs, new Cinema Displays, a MacBook smaller than an atom and 342-inch MacBook Pros that hover in the air and fire laser beams at Windows users.
We’ve blogged the Apple WWDC thing and Safari’s arrival on Windows a bit and you should see the flak flying on our blog’s comments. It makes the Sony vs Xbox vs Wii stuff look like a bun fight. Which of course it is. It all is.
As one of the people here puts it, the Apple vs Windows stuff is “Palestine for geeks” – as in it’s neverending, virtually unchanging, draws a huge crowd, is full of people who want to right perceived wrongs, has camp followers who will never change sides, and those who think anyone who disagrees with them is deluded and mad, and those who especially take aim at any journalists who seem to them to be expressing the slightest smidgeon of opinion that they disagree with.
It’s also the link whore of Babylon, and that’s discomforting, because it makes it impossible to have a sensible discussion about the whole thing.
(I expect Scott will write something about it in time.)