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>The Rise of the Anti Apple People


On tech blogs like Engadget and Gizmodo and even David Pogue’s Times column there has been this surging growth of really angry anti-Apple sentiment. The comments on any posts having even the littlest bit to do with Apple are out of control. Here’s just one example, I spotted on Gizmodo:
Wow. If I didn’t think that Gizmodo editor’s were Apple fanboys, I sure do think it now.

Why in the hell should anybody adopt Apples Facetime? Is it somehow better than other videochat services? Why doesn’t everybody just get Skype? Why don’t Apple just make an integrated Skype videochat app?

The world doesn’t revolve around fucking Apple, and no one should adopt Apple’s videochat, especially when that feature has been around for years on vanilla dumb phones that can do videochat to any other phone on the planet that has a front facing camera.

Seriously Giz, get your heads out of Steve Jobs’ ass.”

Holy crap, so much vitriol.  And there’s tons more just like it, meaner and/or more ignorant.   

You die-hard anti-Apple guys are like the Tea Party of tech: So vehemently against one organization no matter what or how ridiculous the reason. Don’t you realize being categorically anti-Apple is no better than being categorically pro Apple?  Sheesh, calm down already.
Erik via iPad
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Posted by on June 15, 2010 in Uncategorized

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