I knew that Mac computers had a ferocious cult following. The Mac apologists came out flaming after I wrote an article entitled "Unloading a $4,552 Mistake" on page 41 of the October 2006 issue of Law Technology News.
- Mac lovers are calling late at night and leaving anonymous messages on my office phone. The messages are essentially hate mail from people with caller ID blocked, and who are too cowardly to leave a name and number.
- Obscenity-filled comments with fake email addresses are streaming in. I deleted those and published all the posts that addressed the point of the article. What is it that makes these kooks so defensive?
- There is an extensive string of messages about my article on MacDailyNews. The original poster was polite enough not to flame me, but instead offered 939 words of tips and ideas.
- The paranoid readers of MacDailyNews, however, are belligerent. I must have revealed their awful secret. "He's a Dell plant." "Children in America have no problems learning to use a Mac. And here comes this dolt, and he can't figure out how to use a Mac?" "One idiot lawyer does not make a trend." "This guy is definitely a plant." "this guy has to be fake." "this is FUD underhand advertising for the Redmond camp... "
- One virulent Mac acolyte posted an insult in a comment while I was writing this post.
These Mac owners are defensive beyond belief. They need to get a life. They must grow up and learn that their computer is just a machine, not their religion.
The Mac users are just realizing that they have bought orphan technology. Macs are the Betamax of the 21st Century. And it's not just me who find Macs less appealing. Apple holds only 4.8 percent of the U.S. market share, according to the July 2006 issue of MacWorld magazine. In other words, 95 out of 100 computer buyers don't buy an Apple computer. There must be a reason, yes?
Read the article and see all the trouble you're in for when you switch from a PC to a Mac.