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Seriously, knock it off, Mac users

I use a PC, I’ve always used a PC. When I bought a new computer recently, one of my good friends (who uses a Mac), said “why don’t you get a Mac?”

I said, “I don’t like Macs”

She said, “They’re really better because of blah blah blah…”

I don’t like Macs; I don’t have to buy one. I don’t like shrimp either– do you want to try to make me buy that next: “it really is a delicious treat from the sea…” bah.

It seems like the Mac using community want to feel equally persecuted and superior. Yes, everyone has an Ipod, but that’s where it stops for most of us. Mac users walk around a world that is set up for PCs, complain when they can’t do homework assignments as easily or they have to use a PC in the lab, and they say things like “I don’t understand, it really is a superior machine…Life is harder for me, but I love my Mac so much…” It’s always “my Mac” rather than “my computer”, or “my laptop.” Just in case you didn’t already know that they were a Mac user.

I can usually ignore this, but then there’s the sense of community. When one Mac user meets another, they bond immediately. They talk about their machines, whether they’re running Tiger or Leopard and how excited they are for the next big thing named after an animal that’s coming their way. They say things like “Why doesn’t everyone just use Macs?” and “I agree.”

This furthers my greater theory that people only want to talk to people that they already know, or that they are exactly like.

This morning I was reading one of my guilty pleasure blogs, Main Pratap Hoon (I know), and someone actually bothered to write a blog about how Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan uses a Mac– just like her (and millions of others)!

Barf.

Maybe they are a better machine, but I will stick with my PC because I don’t like Macs, I don’t want to “get used to it”, and I have plenty of other good things in my life that I can talk about besides my computer.

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May 13, 2008 - Posted by | by theagirl, seriously? | , , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. WHEN I STARTED READING THIS I WAS GOING TO BE LIKE FUCK YEAH MACS SUCK

    BUT WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT IS THAT SHRIMPS *******ARE******** (I WISH THIS WASNT ALL IN CAPS SO I COULD EMPHASIZE ARE MORE EASILY) A DELICIOUS TREAT FROM THE SEA

    Comment by nederlandsk | May 15, 2008 | Reply

  2. by the way now you understand how i felt about goddamn ipods for so long. so fucking annoying.

    Comment by nederlandsk | May 15, 2008 | Reply

  3. They say things like “Why doesn’t everyone just use Macs?” and “I agree.”

    great

    Comment by nederlandsk | May 15, 2008 | Reply

  4. finally i hate it when people call computers machines

    THEY”RE NOT FUCKING SKYNET GUYS

    Comment by nederlandsk | May 15, 2008 | Reply

  5. I trust you didn’t think I’d see this. I could spout statistics about how Macs’ lower market share makes them less susceptible to viruses, how the technology they use in their laptops to lock in hard drives makes them significantly more durable etc etc… Or I could change my icon to an apple in a petulant attempt to irk you.

    MACS FOREVER

    Comment by jennatalia | May 19, 2008 | Reply

  6. Mac users = condescending, pretentious, elitist (usually geeks) that in general, wrongly believe they are are almost in a “higher class” than other computer owners. And man oh man, do I hate pretentiousness.

    Oh, by the way, Macs were originally designed for idiots. Seriously. Apple thought that a flashy, easier-to-use GUI would help individuals with a below-average computing ability to be able to figure it out, because oh jeez…that Windows OS was like trying to translate hieroglyphs.

    Yeah, Windows has its share of viruses and what not, but if you’ve got an IQ above a household toaster, you should know enough to keep yourself protected. And I think I’m capable of that.

    So no, Mac users, I will not join your pretentious clan of Mac owners.

    Oh and by the way, this quote from the post:
    “It seems like the Mac using community want to feel equally persecuted and superior.”

    Hits the nail right on the head.

    Comment by ggerg | July 17, 2008 | Reply


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