Saturday, April 30, 2005

What's Up with Mac-Bashers?

Allow me to introduce myself. I'm a self-proclaimed Geek-Girl who loves to dabble in computers but is actually a teacher by trade. For years I used a PC. Over the last few years, I've migrated over to the Mac side of the world. Now, I don't feel the need to bash all the PC users who have yet to "see the light," so why is it that all the PC users I encounter must make their snide comments such as, "Oh! You've got one of those, Maaaaacs! No wonder it ....." or "Well, what do you expect from an Apple?" I work with some amazingly creative people who do great work with digital video using iMovie and one person who does something (not sure what) with Windows Movie Maker. Win-guy even labels his Movie-Maker courses "Movie Making Without The Fruit" not to miss an opportunity to stick it to the Mac family and AS IF he can do everything equally as well with his platform. Well, we haven't exactly seen an equivalent product yet either.

Could it be that the PC community actually feels so threatened by the emergence of Macs (with iPods growing in popularity and all) that they must create their little "bully" groups and let it be known how "superior" their PCs are at all times? I just don't get it.

Funny thing is, whenever you are in the presence of another Mac user, there's sort of an unspoken secret handshake. A little smile here, a nod. A mutual sense of knowing that we are working with such a great computer that it sometimes makes us feel giddy. We really don't need to recruit people, nor do we want just everyone. If you check out the Apple community, you'd see a very different sort of person than your average PC user. But, no need to get into name-calling!


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Darren Draper said...

Hello Lee,

I'm afraid I've become more of a PC-basher in these most recent years. To be honest, I prefer to use my computer to get things done - not to maintain the computer, fight viruses, and worry about spyware.

Once you go Mac, you never go back.

As a side-note, you've gain another reader in my wife. She loved your post on Big Huge Labs and thinks you're not the only geeky momma out there. :)