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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 E.D. Kain says:

    I would say that most people who own Macs are like most people who own any other consumer good. Hardly devotional. It’s the loudest of the bunch that always give the rest a bad name. Por ejemple, I own a mac and a pc. My family owned a mac back in the day – the old all-in-one black and white model. I have never thought of it as anything more than just a computer with software that works for my needs. I would say that most mac owners are the same, though certainly there is a subset that is very snobbish and self-important. What one has to understand is that this subset would be this way even if macs didn’t exist. They’d own some posh pc, or they’d spend their time doing some other cliquey, niche-oriented thing, owning some other expensive, elitist item which would fulfill their need to belong to some exceptional subgroup. That’s the nature of some types of people. It’s hard for me to blame a product for the behavior of its consumers. I don’t blame beer for the actions of drunks.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to E.D. Kain says:

      I see it as a variant of the 360 vs. PS3 vs. Wii wars.

      The PS3 folks brag about how the system handles blu-ray, music, internet, chat, etc. The 360 folks brag about depth of gaming catalog. The Wii folks are too busy bowling to get on the internet to engage properly.Report

  2. Avatar Mark says:

    I’m not too concerned about people who are snobby about industrial design or claim to be doing computer graphics. But you’re ignoring the email/word processing set who are convinced they need a Mac. (They’re kind of like the people who have DSL yet still pay AOL for an email account.) And that is intentional marketing on Apple’s part – convince people who are primarily concerned with email that instead of spending $300 on a bare-bones laptop, they need to pay $1700 for a computer that looks nice.Report

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