Thursday, February 08, 2007

I hate Macs

Holy crap! Guardian writer Charlie Brooker has something to say:
I hate Macs. I have always hated Macs. I hate people who use Macs. I even hate people who don't use Macs but sometimes wish they did. Macs are glorified Fisher-Price activity centres for adults; computers for scaredy cats too nervous to learn how proper computers work; computers for people who earnestly believe in feng shui.
I'm a PC user, but have enjoyed using a Mac in the past. I'm sure that I will again, but this is some quality stuff. I haven't sharpened my tongue on satire this biting in quite a while:
Ultimately the campaign's biggest flaw is that it perpetuates the notion that consumers somehow "define themselves" with the technology they choose. If you truly believe you need to pick a mobile phone that "says something" about your personality, don't bother. You don't have a personality.
Leave it to a Brit's sharp wit to proffer something so scathing, so funny, and dare I say it, so true. I encourage you to read Charlie's entire rant.

Link (via Paul Thurrott)

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