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Apple Slapped The Hardware Geeks

It’s known I’ve been a fan of Apple Inc. since nearly the beginning of Apple Inc. I buy into their mission statement. Their products have rarely let me down, and I’ve owned hundreds at this point. Products should be designed to be loved, especially ones that you interact with for many hours a day, and Apple puts the time and money into design and reliability testing.

The anti-apple crowd’s alpha-geek is the “DIY PC” crowd. These people actually enjoy building their computer’s part by part. They enjoy matching components, clicking them together in a custom case, and troubleshooting all the hardware/driver issues. They are equivalent to someone who is custom mounting a Chevy motor in a Ford with Ferrari seats, sitting in their garage. The real crazy ones even drive the thing to work every day.

These are serious nerds, folks. The new Mac Pro is forcing compliments out of them.

Because of this love of computer guts, they usually have no problem living with open cases, wire spaghetti cables going all over the place, loud fans, and messy cheap boxes of plastic crap laying all over their house. In fact they want that, for this is the image of a serious nerd.

Yes I’m stereotyping. I’m sure a small percentage of these folks own a vacuum and keep their cases screwed on, or a companion to make them put that ugly shit away.

Anyway – these guys generally dismiss Apple’s workstations. Of course, they rarely chirp about the laptops or other portables, because they can’t “DIY” things that small. They also stopped targeting iMac’s with their rants because, again, they can’t DIY something that shape.

The new Apple workstation, however, must be cheating or something, because these guys can’t seem to DIY anything even close at the price Apple is offering them at (with warranty and free apple store support).

Anway, nerdy I know, but I love the drama of the platform wars, and anti-Apple stuff is always the best when Apple drops a superior product.