__/ [ Tim Smith ] on Wednesday 26 April 2006 14:03 \__
> In article <1394080.ca2t7SajDr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >> How come I don't like Apple?
>> > I'm writing this on a mac (macs are very java-friendly, but i have
>> > linux, windows desktop boxes too). I don't like Steve Jobs, he's a
>> > freaking a*hole, but you gotta admit the mac is very easy to use and
>> > good looking to the eyes.
>> I was thinking along the lines of DRM and the adoption of terms like
>> Podcast, among other things.
> So, basically, your dislike from Apple stems from them building products
> like the iPod, that work so well that other people started using "pod"
> as a generic term?
It has a dangerous blinding effect. Think of "Google it", "IBM-compatible",
"Hoover", "I'll have a Coke", "I have a Personal Computer (Windows)" and the
list goes on. Use generic terms. Never allow yourself to fall into a
terminological trap. The iPod and iPod nano, by the way, do not impress me
much. I prefer my Tungsten.
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