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Old 07-05-2010, 06:24 PM   #1
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Stop the Apple iPad Fanboy Articles...

This man seems angry....

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2365786,00.asp
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:36 PM   #2
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That's John Dvorak, and I think he came pretty close to nailing it. It's really funny, if you think about it.

At least people have something new to hate here, it used to be the Kindle and Amazon, and that was getting kinda old...
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:41 PM   #3
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Dvorak? He isn't angry. Just having some fun with Apple users-for more hits to his stories, of course:
http://www.scripting.com/2006/06/09.html

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I was talking with Dvorak at the Vloggercon party this evening, and he started telling a story about how he deliberately pisses Mac users off to get flow for his stories, and I said, hold a minute, I want to record this, and shit if he didn't stop and repeat it for me and my video camera. I guess now I'm an official video blogger.
Scoble was there too:
http://scobleizer.com/2006/06/10/joh...s-for-traffic/

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMQv0j29WHA

Android users weren't too happy Dvorak seemed to have moved on from Apple to Android:
http://www.androidcentral.com/dvorak...-apple-android

Telling Android users to shoot themselves:
http://phandroid.com/2008/10/23/pc-m...hoot-yourself/
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:48 PM   #4
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There's an insecurity amongst Apple fanboys. It says that the company's products have a lot of flaws no one wants discussed. It's amazing how they stew in their own anger when the mildest critique appears. It's as if they are being personally targeted.
Is true of absolutely every device. See how ruffled all the eInk fans get about pro-iPad articles

Other than that, the article is just as blatantly pandering as the ones he is complaining about:
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I've yet to find anyone who can show me a useful app on the iPad, other than a text reader.
That's just rather sad flame-bait by someone desperate for attention
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:01 PM   #5
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The Cranky Greeks is hilarious most of the time. People need to get a life, and quit getting their feelings hurt by references to the hardware or software they happen to be using. We are individuals, and what's good for one may not be for another, that's just the way it is.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:09 PM   #6
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pandering, uncritical "news" stories.
Somebody call the police! The interwebs, it is being pandering and uncritical!!! Oh noes!!
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:45 PM   #7
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John Dvorak should get the SuperTroll of the year award,
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:48 PM   #8
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anyways...sometimes good to stir the pot......
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:09 PM   #9
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Dvorak's been around a long time, always playing the cranky role and more than not, hitting a few nails on their heads. I love his stuff whether I agree or not. He's the original "Get off my lawn and pull your damn pants up!" cranky old man. Love it.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:18 AM   #10
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Yeah the iPad adoration can be a bit sickening at times...

...but at least it's not E-Ink!
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:48 AM   #11
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Cranky or not... he hit the nail on the head. My wife asked me if I was going to "upgrade" my kindle to an Ipad.

She and the majority of apple "fanboys" don't understand the difference between the two. Sad.
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:24 AM   #12
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I appreciate the man for going against the grain a bit. People get too caught up in the Apple marketing, they really do. I mean, the lines in NYC for iPhones were just absurd if you think about what they were offering....It's a PHONE...with some apps....not a device that performs open heart surgery!
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:14 PM   #13
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Dvorak is right about some of the over-the-top fanboyishness, but he's also a professional curmudgeon.
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:31 PM   #14
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I appreciate the man for going against the grain a bit. People get too caught up in the Apple marketing, they really do. I mean, the lines in NYC for iPhones were just absurd if you think about what they were offering....It's a PHONE...with some apps....not a device that performs open heart surgery!
Perhaps with the antenna issues a lot of those fanboys will need open heart surgery in the near future.

Anyway, the author is right on the money. When obvious faults are being defended as "features" that is when fanboism starts.
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:05 PM   #15
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That guy looks like J.S.Bach from my elementary music textbook with some nerd glasses on. Gotta love what he says.
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