Two blogs hat I read regularly — Right Wing Nation and Right on the Left Coast — have inexplicably posted some anti-Mac articles in the last few days. (Actually it’s just one article that was cross-posted.) In the article(s), there is some kind of attempt to connect Apple products with collectivist socialism. Quote:
I had no idea Macs had such a range of exasperating problems. But the nature of the problems is not surprising. They all revolve around the Operating System as God and the User as Insignificant Annoyance. Which reflects the Mac’s liberal origins. An operating system is like a government. Windows is like a Republican government. It gives you a tremendous amount of power and lets you run your own life, even if it screws up a lot. And if you screw up, it allows you to fix the problem yourself. The Mac OS is like a liberal government. It gives you very little power and tells you what’s good for you, and when something goes wrong, you have to run to an anointed Mac official to get it fixed.
Exsqueeze me? Windows gives you a “tremendous amount of power” and “lets you run your own life”, and “lets you fix problems yourself”? Is this the Bizarro-world version of Windows you’re running here? I switched away from WinXP five years ago precisely because the opposite is true. And having been a Mac user for about 1.5 years now, I have to say I have no clue where this sentiment is coming from other than a lack of experience with Mac OSX, jealousy, or some linear combination of those two. And Apple = socialism? That’s just plain silly.
The proprietors of these blogs are good writers and regular commenters here, and I appreciate them, but I have to know, what’s up with the Mac-hating, guys?