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Apple vs Microsoft

2002-01-08 16:45:24+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

Dave Winer compares the Apple MacWorld hype to the Microsoft CES hype. It was back in the '80s when Philip Schrodt wrote "If Apple ever has trouble making it as a corporation, it might consider applying for tax-exempt status as a religion." Think of Microsoft as a bar, and Apple as a church. Everyone pays lip-service to the latter, but they only go the morning of one day a week, whereas the serious alkies will patronize the former every evening, all the while decrying its evils.

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#Comment made: 2002-01-08 22:55:48+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Then what is Linux? The Alcoholics Anonymous meeting?

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:19+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, with the /. crowd tending towards a temperance organization.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:19+00 by: John Anderson

meuon: clearly, Linux is the Homebrewers' Association.

Which, come to think of it, probably makes the *BSD crowd moonshiners...

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:19+00 by: Mike Gunderloy

And my career writing about & installing MS software clearly puts me into the category of "enabler".

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:20+00 by: flushy

so where are all the crack whores?

I'm not sure I would equate Microsoft to a bar.. more of a Methamphetamine House with junkies as distributors and high priced lawyers.

Now.. Oracle.. that could equate more to a bar...

#Comment made: 2002-01-09 04:11:02+00 by: meuon [edit history]

MICROSOFT is more like a strip club... you keep giving them $ and they keep teasing you with more.. but you never get what you were promised.