[sf-lug] Time to hate Apple?

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Sat Apr 17 20:04:14 PDT 2010

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 6:01 PM, Bobbie Sellers <bliss at sfo.com> wrote:
> vincent polite wrote:
>> I agree. My point is look at how many cringe, or get depressed, at the
>> mere mention of Microsoft, when there really isn't much difference between
>> them and Apple. Do something because you like it, not hate something else.
>   Yes my companions on TA-ML have lots of unhappiness over the
> behavior of these companies but I doubt any real hate.  That is for
> the computer religionists who are stuck in the past.  The Amiga
> was a lot more fun than the MS-DOS machines and
> way ahead of Windows until long after CBM turned up its toes.
>  Actually a lot of Amigans who know the story hate the people who
> liquidated the company. An investor who took the company away
> from the founder and his henchman, a CEO type.  The CEO was just
> following the chief shareholder's directions.
>   I used to write articles about it for the Amiga UG newsletter.
>   Anyway on Linux I don't expect Linus Torwalds to stab anyone
> in the back and make a platform obsolete.

Even if he wanted to, Linus *cannot* stab anyone in the back and make
the platform obsolete :-)


>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> *From:* Bobbie Sellers <bliss at sfo.com>
>> *To:* SF-LUG <sf-lug at linuxmafia.com>
>> *Sent:* Mon, April 12, 2010 10:39:41 AM
>> *Subject:* Re: [sf-lug] Time to hate Apple?
>> vincent polite wrote:
>>        In a very large typeface
>>  An Adobe employee says it like it is: http://theflashblog.com/?p=1888
>>  Definitely overdue to dislike Apple for business practices that sank
>> the clone makers
>> and numerous other partners over the years.  Hating a brand name or
>> anything else
>> is a waste of energy better used to further your own ends.
>> >
>> >
>> >  Is Apple the Most Admired Company? It depends who you ask:
>> >
>> >  http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/tr-out-loud/?p=1809&tag=leftCol;post-1824
>> > <http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/tr-out-loud/?p=1809&tag=leftCol;post-1824>
>> >
>> >  <http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/tr-out-loud/?p=1809&tag=leftCol;post-1824
>> > <http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/tr-out-loud/?p=1809&tag=leftCol;post-1824>>
>> >
>        later
>        bliss
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