Bwana ☠
Apple hate is the new black
t-shirts with this on it in 3... 2... 1... - vijay
I'm pretty sure it's the old black...I've been hating on them since they became irrelevant in 1991. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Nope. Check the web. "I"m quitting the iPhone" "13 reasons why Apple stole my dog's happiness" ... yeah, the cool kids club is shifting - Bwana ☠
I could care less, I use what works - Bwana ☠
hasn't it always been "support the underdog" theme? - vijay
whose bandwagon do I get to jump on next? =P - vijay
Google! - Bwana ☠
already on that one! lol! - vijay
Um, um... Microsoft! Bing! Windows 7! RAWR - Bwana ☠
I should make a Zazzle T-shirt: "Apple <3 is so 2008" - Bwana ☠
Still love my Macs - Robert Burgin
"Apple <3 is so 1989" - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Funny Alex, I hated Apple in 1989 - Bwana ☠
That's back when they were relevant to the industry. :) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
What does that have to do with Less than Three ? :) - Bwana ☠
Don't you have an iPhone Bwana? - Robert Burgin
It's not about love or hate, it's about what works best to fulfill your computing needs and desires. That said, brand loyalists of any variety are simply morons. - Adrian
I didn't even know about apple until 2005. Ha! And I'm not kidding. I used to argue for the windows side with my business partner, who had just come back from dubai with a MBP. :D - vijay
Yes, I have an iPhone - Bwana ☠
All it is, is a computer running OSX that fits in your pocket and passes as a phone - Robert Burgin
I don't hate them. I am frustrated with the google crap right now, but I am still hoping they will step up. - Martha
I just don't understand the Hate they have been doing the same thing for years but bar one app from the app store and all of a sudden everyone acts like they are doing something different. Nothing different and I truly believe this is due more to AT&T than apple and may turn into a good thing meaning more than one carrier gets the iphone - Robert Burgin
Robert, I'd agree with that, but there are plenty of folks who are suddenly stating they are not buying another Mac with great fanfare - Bwana ☠
Calacanis and even Scoble are leading the charge - Bwana ☠
+Adrian - Rodfather
Yeah, we're not allowed to like the app store :) - Bwana ☠
App store is a complete failure. This is why Android, Symbian, and Blackberry and doing the same :) - Bwana ☠
I don't have an iPhone and I hate the fact that Apple went with an exclusive deal with AT&T who I will not use but didn't stop me from keeping my macs - Robert Burgin
The app store is a great idea, Apple's way of doing it, however, is controversal - Bwana ☠
Android Marketplace? - Bwana ☠
It's still an App store - Bwana ☠
I love the App Store. It actually filled with Apps - Rodfather
Who did that before Apple? - Bwana ☠
Homerun by Bwana! :D - vijay
The App Store is a hook. I sold 3 iPhones at a UPS store with it. - Bwana ☠
Hey man, your deep seeded hate for Apple doesn't change the fact that they did something right with the App store :) Even with all the controversy surrounding it, it changed things. - Bwana ☠
You've admitted in other threads ..don't even try it :) - Bwana ☠
LOL, you're a trip - Bwana ☠
Apples "issues" with the app store really only piss off the geeks, the general consumer didnt even know apps were available for win mo phones for years. The app stores innovation is bringing this all to the consumer level, and most of the recent apple hate is not even registered by the normal consumer. - Jordan Patterson
Man Bwana what did you do to piss this guy off I have never read a thread from him and I can see the Apple hate lol - Robert Burgin
Robert - He loves to hate Apple. It's fun to watch. - Bwana ☠
lol go Matt go - Robert Burgin
It's a cult. They wear creepy black shirts and call themselves Genius'. - Rodfather
"I'm anti mac, so I can never tell if my perceptions are truth or my anti-koolaid" - Matthew DeVries - Bwana ☠
LOL now thats funny - Robert Burgin
And my original statement has little to do with my thoughts on the app store. :) - Bwana ☠
Hey you said it, not me - Bwana ☠
Because you said you were? - Bwana ☠
Then I apologize, I read your statements as you were anti-Mac - Bwana ☠
But I still think that the Apple closedness is a large ingredient in what makes them so great, its a fine edged sword. - Jordan Patterson
I have 3 macs and 5 pc's and they all work perfect together - Robert Burgin
For the past month, I've seen quite a few "I'm leaving Apple" or "As of Windows 7, I'm going PC" or "Thanks Apple/AT&T, I'm getting a Palm/G1" articles. It's not just 1 or 2, it's a growing trend. That was the reason for my original statement. If you disagree, that's fine and you may well be right, I just go by what I see. - Bwana ☠
And my context is social media/blogging - Bwana ☠
I use what works, so don't lump me into the Apple fanboys who can't see any wrong. I know Apple is making a lot of mistakes, but I also recognize they are doing some things right. - Bwana ☠
I am bucking the trend then, being a new OS X convert. (though I've never been a Windows fan) - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
I haven't seen much "good noise" lately. That could very well be due to my RSS list. - Bwana ☠
I've seen it to. The negative noise is growing on the web. But the real world still likes the products. Me? I can't stand the mentality of some users, but Fanboys are the same on any platform. Religious zealots and tech terrorists. - Paul Puri
The last positive article I remember is a rumor about a new product... re: new iTunes/Blu-ray - Bwana ☠
Bwana, aren't all the positive articles about apple just rumors and speculation about future products? That, or a review of a new product. - Paul Puri
Paul - in my world, yup. Rumors and speculation....and Steve Jobs stalking. - Bwana ☠
That reminds me, I haven't peeked through Steve's windows the last few minutes. - Paul Puri
Put me in the non-hater camp. Sometimes I really dislike the group-think that happens in this echo chamber. - Mike Doeff
I have theories in mind... (perhaps I should have blogged all this), but some of it has to do with Microsoft's latest marketing's working. - Bwana ☠
And the popularity of cloud computing.... OS is becoming less of a factor for tech heads - Bwana ☠
I'll stop hating Apple when their EULA allows me to legally install their OS on my Dell. - April Russo (FForever!)
It always feels like I am back on the playground with the apple vs pc debate my os is better than yours no my os can beat up your os nanana booboo lol Amazing that one subject can turn clearly intelligent people into 12 year olds back on the playground (yes I include myself in that lol) - Robert Burgin
I don't hate the company. They have first rate products. It's their mentality and closed mindsets that irks me. Not to mention the barrier to entry. If the product is so great, which it is, should it not be shared with a larger segment of the population? Apple can't handle the average user. They would break under that strain. - Paul Puri
I can deal with closed mindsets, I'm used to it. With choice, I know I can always go Linux/OSS if need be. The thing that gets on my nerves with Apple is communication. Some people love the secrecy and mysterious nature of what's coming next, but when it comes to software/hardware problems and issues, it drives me insane. It's a deafening silence. - Bwana ☠
Especially when it comes to security. I literally want to punch someone at Apple for being so quiet - Bwana ☠
Well I am a Huge Mac Fanboy but I also love Windows I work for a large insurance company in the IT Department and they keep me in a job lmfao I say that sitting in my house in front of 2 macs and 2 pc's lol - Robert Burgin
Another company I used to deal with, Digidesign, used to have the whole super secret mentality about their products. Sales eventually began to slide because there was nothing to look forward to. And the product was such a high dollar value that people got angry finding out a week later that the product they just bought is obsolete because a new one was released. They started making lower priced products and marketing their products ahead of time to drum up excitement. They did much better that way. - Paul Puri
I've hated Apple since way before it was cool :P - Aram Zucker-Scharff