Mar. 10th, 2009 @ 10:16 PM
Apple has convinced me that it is time that I convert to Funkbrs' church of hate. Let me explain why
1. Apple made a veiled threat to sue Palm over using multitouch
APPLE DID NOT INVENT MULTI-TOUCH. I cannot stress that enough. Multi-touch was invented over a dozen years ago. It has been used in numerous patented products, many pieces of software were designed for it, and it was put into public domain long before apple even touched it.
Even if apple did invent it they would have no case. The precedent has been set that a company does not own rights to a certain general technique of manufacture, but only individual products. Should Edison have sued every single lightbulb company for using his product? No, he does not own the rights to all incandescent lightbulb, just the original model that he designed (even though Tesla actually designed it).
If that were true then there would be a monopoly in every industry. No one could make LCD screens because only one company invented it. A company cannot patent LCD screens, they can just patent their individual model.
2. Hardware specs VS price
Look at the hardware specs and prices of any Mac computer and then compare it to a computer designed for Windows that has the exact same hardware specs and see what the price would be. Apple generally sells pieces of crap and puts their OS on it so they can quadruple the price. Their OS is good, arguably better than Windows (I would disagree though) but it is not good enough to justify that differentiation in price for the computers.
Mac users don't even seem to care about hardware specs. I challenge you NG users to link me to one Mac commercial that actually mentions hardware specs of their computers. Seriously- look. They generally just say a bunch of bullshit about Vista that could be fixed with simple AV programs anyway and say it under the false assumption that all Windows users use Vista.
3. All apple cares about are the sizes of their computers.
If you look at apple's products and the advertisements thereof you will notice that the biggest thing they advertise is the size of their computers. When the iPods came out the first thing they mentioned is how small they are.
Look at the new Macbook. It is a piece of shit. It has only one USB- slot, and it's hardware specs are terrible. Yet it can fight in an envelope and that is all Mac users care about.
Funkbrs, I will now join the Church of hate. Send Steve Jobs a thankful kick in the balls for convincing me of the flaws in the human race.