Shame on Everybody

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Date: Friday, February 15th, 2002, 04:59
Category: Archive

After reading an article in the San Jose Mercury News, I’ve decided that everyone involved or made reference to needs a bit of a lecture. Here’s what set me off – the disclaimer at the end of the piece.

“No reviewer ever gets to say a word against Apple without attracting a deluge of e-mail from Mac true believers”


After reading an article in the San Jose Mercury News, I’ve decided that everyone involved or made reference to needs a bit of a lecture. Here’s what set me off – the disclaimer at the end of the piece.

”No reviewer ever gets to say a word against Apple without attracting a deluge of e-mail from Mac true believers”

Grow up! I get some of the most annoying feedback from my articles at the PowerPage. It’s from a small but vocal minority. I also deal with annoying spam from PC owners referring to Macs as Macintrash and the like. If a response is idiotic or not to the point, just ignore it for the noise that it is. What should I do, write back and explain that I was not smoking crack when I wrote the article or judge PC owners as a group based on some idiotic attack in CAPITAL LETTERS?

As for Mac zealots, they exist and they are of no help to the Mac community or Apple as a company. It’s just a computer. Get a life. Get perspective. It’s not a religion!

My experience, at least face to face and not judging from the fringe email is that the Mac community is pretty well informed and very friendly to those in need of advice or help. My advice to the author:

Don’t label a group based on this type of response and don’t hedge your bets when you write an opinion piece that is clearly meant to be controversial, it’s no better than bear baiting.

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