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I'm not sure these forums are helping...

By mcswan454 ·
So I've read nearly everything, and yes, I've had my daily dose of comedy.

Apple manufactures hardware and software. They make phones. They make stuff. Microsoft, is a software company. They make stuff designed (sort of) to be run on a variety of appliances (PC's, etc.). I'm actualy going to edit this to include Linux, because it is also a fine computing environment.

I'm going to regret this, but as a computer professional who uses and recommends various products to clients (One size does NOT fit all), could SOMEONE tell me what the D**K-swinging contest is about?!?!

I loved my Apple II. Right after the school replaced the aging and outdated DEC pdp8 (.">

But it didn't take long for me to realize that IBM PC's had the floor. PLEASE understand some history before unleashing some of the attacks I expect.

And yes, I'm dating myself but that's ok.

What I ask is, will everyone -- AND I MEAN EVERYONE -- go do some research about the various companies, learn some of their histories, successes and catastrophic failures, then come back and have a civil discussion?

Say what you wish, but I fear some of "us" are not techs, not geeks, not real computer users for what they are designed to do.

I don't own an iPad, but I might. Don't own any other type of tablet... But I might. And as far as phones go? I?m sorry (Guys/Gals/Kids/Anyone else I didn?t include), I REALLY only use mine to place and receive calls.

I'm a tech (in the worst way) but I REFUSE to remain connected UNLESS IT PAYS THE BILLS! I like to sleep at night, and other things (my girlfriend being one of them, but this is a family show.) Being too-well connected MIGHT get me more money, but will absolutely destroy my health, my ability to engage with others, etc. Been there....

Do you feel you're accomplishing MORE now? Or, rather, HAVE you accomplished more? Honestly? So what matters?

See where this goes? "We are Borg. Resistance is futile."

Would you believe I still like face-to-face conversation? Would you believe I don't mind going out for dinner, drinks and a "Shoot-the s**t" with friends? I actually go to the library in the evenings to read (new concept here) BOOKS!!!

Yes, I teach also. So occasionally learning from the past my help my students in their future.

And phone texting?

Only if it's in an emergency, and somewhere where my voice would disturb others. (Why have it otherwise?)

In the rush to become "more connected", we've disconnected ourselves. And I'm going to let you in on a secret, which I hope some, even the bloggers, may take to heart:

Sometimes, you get what you deserve. Sometimes, you deserve what you get.

Now read it a second time.

(Sorry Steve, I had no choice, and you KNOW it! And Bill, let this Ballmer guy keep up his "s**t", I'll be on your back too.)

Read through the blogs, this becomes painfully clear. Read a newspaper, it becomes painfully clear.

As with my customers; my clients, I'll choose what I need based on the need, and whom best fills it.

Isn't that simple? Could you live with that, or shall you Google me, hunt me down, and make me pay for NOT choosing your brand?

But thanks again for the laughs... And you wonder why we're at WAR? We can't even hold a civil debate!


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by NickNielsen In reply to if you

spill it, it will be in the direction of my mouth. B-)

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by Jaqui In reply to If I

is that spillage?
or proper application?

danged typo

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Shall we say...

by NickNielsen In reply to but,

normal use?


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Nick would never spill it

by jdclyde In reply to If I

forget it maybe, but never spill it....

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As they say...

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to I'm not sure these forums ...

If you don't like what you read, move on...

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The 'member' measuring contest

by NexS In reply to I'm not sure these forums ...

Is what drives the businesses to more further into the beyond, as disgusting as that can sometimes turn out to be (look at the iPhone! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Got ya.).

Futhermore, the fanboy mentality comes from exactly that, the measuring and the familiarization of an idea or concept and using it so often that you don't see the forest anymore.

Look at the 'online' abbreviations we use now, like 'lol'. It's gotten to the point where it may as well be part of the dictionary. So I suppose, other than immaturity, fanboy mentality comes from ignorance of other things.
Maybe. Ha!

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losing perspective

by jdclyde In reply to The 'member' measuring co ...

abbreviations that don't mean anything anymore. I see people post LOL in almost everything they write, but know full well they didn't REALLY laugh out loud. Maybe a smile, but laugh? I am more prone to GMAO (giggle my a$$ off) as people walking by wonder just which mental disorder it is that I am afflicted with.

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