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More evidence Apple is the new Microsoft

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Re: More evidence Apple is the new Microsoft

Postby KrazyKat » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:03 pm

Interesting piece in Scientific American: Gadget Politics: Why Tech Fans Share the Love and Hate: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=gadget-politics

"First, tech companies these days work hard to link their products to style and image. Those colorful, silhouetted dancing iPod ads never mention a single feature—except how cool it makes you. The message seems to be, “You’re not worthy if you don’t buy one”—and suddenly, if someone disses your gadget, they’re also dissing you as a person..."

Apple's got a brilliant marketing dept, while MS doen't seem to care about its image. Even so, I've always been a PC person and I'm definitely not cool. I like John Hodgman much more than cool dude.
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Re: More evidence Apple is the new Microsoft

Postby Bad Gradger » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:59 pm

gozer wrote:who would represent unix in that kind of ad?

The guy who runs the entire rest of the world, but nobody knows who he is.
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Re: More evidence Apple is the new Microsoft

Postby Huckleby » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:24 pm

KrazyKat wrote: I like John Hodgman much more than cool dude.


cool dude was pretty funny here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx_MpRP39as
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Re: More evidence Apple is the new Microsoft

Postby dead ed » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:30 pm

As much as I enjoy a good round of Jobs/Gates bashing, this could be any one of thousands of large companies with corporate lawyers. Hell, even the UW aggressively pursues it's trademark on the flying 'W'.

Even so, Jobs is a d-bag.
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Re: More evidence Apple is the new Microsoft

Postby boston_jeff » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:57 pm

If you think Justin (Bieber) Long is funnier than John Hodgman I can't even have a civil e-conversation with you.

http://twitter.com/#!/hodgman
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