Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Karma/Envy...


Only if you're up to date on your tech geekiness will this next sentence register with you...

John C. Dvorak's son has bought an Apple computer. He bought a Mac. A MacBook Pro to be specific...

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Sigh, I'm sorry. I just, I just couldn't contain myself because that was so, so funny.

Priceless...

18 comments:

Tinman said...

Uhhhhhhhhh...I don't get it.

Spokker said...

Half the price of any Apple product is for the product itself and half is for the brand name.

Steve Wozniak said...

If only Apple was in the computer business these days. They haven't updated their processors to meet current PC computing speeds and STILL no bluray drives after 2 years and Apple was on the bluray consortium. Apple is only in the business of pimping iPhones and iPods. How long can the trend last? Their batteries suck. They are more Big Brother than Microsuck ever was.

GabFun said...

I LOVE APPLE AND ALL THEIR PRODUCTS!
But I dont get the post.

MarkTwain said...

Well, sure! What's the alternative, get a Vista?

[slaps his PC in frustration as it crashes again]

Spokker said...

"What's the alternative, get a Vista?"

Or just stick with XP, which rarely ever crashes on me.

Klark Kent 007 said...

I started laughing at the first line.

I am a Mac User, because I don't like to be disappointed.

Anonymous said...

Get a Unix.

Anonymous said...

I never understood the Apple hype. They are great products but are too closed and way overpriced. I'll stick to Linux and continue to chuckle when I hear the mac boys start preaching.

Anonymous said...

Just wait until Honor gets on his soapbox. He's a barrel of laughs.

MakeNoApologyForAttackingApple said...

What's the big deal? I know Dvorak likes to rag on Apple Users, but he does it for eyeballs on his articles. His attacks on Apples became career that probably paid for his livelihood. That's pretty good.

Mac Theknife said...

To the person that said "get Unix" a few post back. Apple's Mac OS X is Unix. It has been since 2000. So when you buy a Mac you get a Unix machine as well. For geeky programmers a double whamo.

Anonymous said...

You mean a Mac is a Unix with the wool pulled over your eyes. A real Unix user doesn't need Apple's restricted gui.

Capt. Tomorrow said...

I can't believe that there is a Mac/PC debate on a Disney site. Doesn't anyone realize that there are people lost in DCA because of all the construction walls? Won't someone PLEASE think of the children?!?

Anonymous said...

"A real Unix user doesn't need Apple's restricted gui."

hahaha you're such a nerd!! Sorry I'm not a "real" Unix user.

DME Medical Supplies said...

As a devoted Mac fan and a daily PC user, I don't get the platform wars. Yes, I prefer the Mac. Yes, they are pricey. Yes, your average PC makes for a fine machine. But Dvorak doesn't hate the Mac--in fact, he has them and, in certain situations, even recommends them. He isn't in love with Apple or Microsoft, because he's a curmudgeon, and sometimes that's seen as unabashed anti-Apple sentiment, when he's just hypercritical about almost everything.

Vista works, but bugs me. I'm on XP, and am perfectly satisfied with it. And I'm still using my G5 Macs at work and at home, and remain extremely happy with them. My XP box never crashes. My Macs rarely crash and, then, it's usually over-exuberance on my part.

Apple products are pricey. They aren't "too closed"--with PCI and FireWire and USB, almost anything you want to do with them is doable, almost anything you want to interface with them is doable. On the Intel chips, you can boot them in Windows, or run all your Windows apps along with all your Mac apps, and it seems to work very well. And Linux is certainly more economical, but in terms of openness, it's not difficult to compile programs written for Unix or Linux to work on the Mac, and there's hundreds of powerful libraries on the Mac that make programming for OS X much easier and more robust.

OS X GUI is no more restricted than any other Unix GUI. There's a terminal window right there. Want to do stuff in the command line? Right there.

There are dozens of freeware and shareware apps that give you access to all sorts of chewing Unix goodness with a nifty graphical interface.

Pricey? Sure. Closed? Lacking robustness? Uh, no. Apple customizes a lot of what's under the hood--just like, say, Red Hat--to optimize to their implementations, but if you know what you're doing, you can work around such things easily. And, in most cases, dedicated Unix hackers already have. You're not restricted by OS X, you aren't deprived of "real Unix", or anything like that. And there's a ton of extras that make developing on OS X a robust and powerful experience.

And again, on the closed thing--compare exploring a Windows network on a Windows machine to a recent OS X Mac. It's easier, more navigable, and largely more robust exploring the Windows network on the Mac. And so on.

Disney rocks. Later.

seesthehumour said...

I thought it was a hilarious post because of Dvorak's "reporting" on technology over the years.

So yeah I was laughing right along with you.

Anonymous said...

Shut up Honor, Are you five? You're so funny! Why don't you actually tell us some news about Princess and the Frog and Rapunzel?