John tells it like it is

John Gruber says something that I couldn’t agree more with:

“There’s an unbecoming tendency for some Mac users to contort their worldview in such a way so as to construe that Mac OS X is better than every other OS in every single way, or that its overall superiority ought to be obvious to everyone. This actually was true, or very nearly so, in the System 6 era of the late ’80s, but it certainly hasn’t been true since then; sticking to this notion just makes you look like a small-minded jackass. (Not to mention that many of the people I’m describing weren’t even out of diapers when System 6 was current.)”

(Daring Fireball: And Oranges)



technorati tags:, ,

  • Rich

    This is the same guy who’s hawking the “Your PC is a POS” t-shirts, yeah? Deft footwork there.

  • http://www.allpointsnorth.co.uk Chris Brennan

    “(Not to mention that many of the people I’m describing weren’t even out of diapers when System 6 was current.)”

    I’m always wary of people who quote age as a reason for not understanding something. Just because you’re young doesn’t necessarily make your opinion duff. Older people are just a prone to talk cack. His wider point is spot on but just becasue I’ve used Macs since System 6 it doesn’t make my opion any more valid than someone whose viewpoint is based on Mac OS X alone. I think it would have been more accurate to say that some Mac heads act as if they’re still in diapers.