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Freddie deBoer used to blog at lhote.blogspot.com, and may again someday. Now he blogs here.

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  1. Avatar Jason says:

    Well, sure . . . a sociologist . . . on Jezebel. 🙂

    As always, you have to account for the well-known 27 % crazification factor, so it’s not surprising that you can find at least some people who purport to believe this. But that doesn’t make it a widespread or especially real thing.Report

  2. Avatar Joseph FM says:

    If she said Linux users, or custom-built PC users, and dropped the racial descriptor, she might be almost right.

    As it is, most PC users are, and always have been, people who can’t afford a Mac (which start at $599 for a “mini” desktop with no monitor or peripherals included, and at $1299 for a 13.3″ macbook, whereas my comparable-when-new HP notebook with 15.5″ widescreen HD monitor was only about $650), and/or are not geeks or nerds at all really, but ordinary people for whom having a computer is kinda useful for work or whatever, but don’t really get how it works. This actually is a meaningful difference, just not in the way you or your critics really meant.Report

  3. One of the more amusing moments of the NYU video I ridiculed downblog is at the end where the filmer takes inventory of all of the protesters’ bags, each of which contains an iPod, and then finds a jug of water, and says that the university wouldn’t take the jug of water because “they drink corporate water.” The implication obviously being that bottled water is unacceptably “corporate” in a way that an iPod isn’t. Which requires a pretty good amount of cognitive dissonance.Report

  4. Avatar E.D. Kain says:

    Apple’s corporate sins are forgiven for being so damn hip…Report