Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Mac Users are Snobs?

Have you ever noticed the customary rivalry that exists between Mac and PC users? If you have no clue what I’m talking about it’s either you’re too busy studying for UPSR or you’re simply from another planet.

Well, if the latter’s the case – welcome to Earth where rivalry between Mac and PC users exist :)

So, anyway.

While I was at a friend’s house reading Reader’s Digest, I stumbled upon an article by Mindset Media, a research company that undertook a test of 7,500 Mac and PC users and statistically concluded that Mac users are snobs. I was a cracking nut, mercilessly teasing my friend of her huge Mac desktop.

The research concluded that Mac users are more likely to have coffee at Starbucks, and use teeth whitening products, among other things. Mac users also are more likely to boast about their laptop, and put PC users down. They’re most likely to spend heftily and brag about their Mac products.

Interestingly enough, the findings relate well to Mac’s advertisement, which proclaims superiority over PC products. Question is, did the media again and again, succeeded in programming the mind of its viewers, or was the advertisement simply a product of extensive analysis of existing, core Mac users?

“Hello, I’m a Mac. By design, this guy think he is far superior. And if you’re a Mac user, chances are you feel the same way too. Are you self-centered, arrogant or conceited? You must be a Mac!”

Too generalized one would think, but the preface was too catchy to be missed ;) As always surveys bring out a portion of truth, and while truth is undeniable, its portion may not be quite accurate.

Xx.
Your PC user friend (Sorry, I could not resist.)

17 comments :

(in nothingness) said...

i guess its true.

Fikri Akmal said...

Buy a Macbook Pro and install Windows XP. Best of both worlds, I say.

DiN said...
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DiN said...

well, isn't it the nature of human being? they will boast about anything superior that they have in their possession.

conclusion, get macbook pro! you wouldn't want to back to PC after you've experience it. hahahaha!!

Miss Aida said...

LOL, that's fantastic!

faiz said...

but then again, there's sort of an "i do not conform" anti-elitism in your post. i'm not saying it's a bad thing. i'm just saying ;p

(faiz)

vivy said...

"While I was at a friend’s house reading Reader’s Digest"....this statement disturbs me. How boring IS this friend? Hheehe no offence to you, Din.

DiN said...

no offence taken, i feel you vivy, how boring IS this friend!!! hehe!

DiN said...

but again i guess it's good for her, it increase her knowledge of other stuffs. you know how boring when you talk about something, and she didn't even know what the hell are you talking about!!

A Girl's Say said...

Frix: The part I 'accidentally' left out was that PC users are called cheapstakes. So kalau guna dua-dua, I guess we can brand ourselves the snobbish cheapstakes? Hahahha

Faiz: Is there? It was written in good faith ;)

Titts: You're so predictable okayy, focusing on small things and forgetting the bigger picture! Hahahah.

Din: Pergh. Macamla your general knowledge so the gempak la kan! :P

(in nothingness) said...

cheapskate la ;p

A Girl's Say said...

Heee :)

zulhusni Mokhti said...

hey im a mac user. so if ppl think im a snob so be it. cos im rich.

A Girl's Say said...

Wahh wahh. Emo disitu Lock..! Hahhahah. Alang2 you dah claim 'rich' I balik nanti belanja la Sarah and I makan :P

Or you can give me your teeth whitening products, that will do too :)

adam k. said...

interesting

munir sulaiman said...

im a pc user because counter strike and warcraft is better run on PC than Mac.

and i comot..so if i use mac, nanti cepat kotor coz mac products are generally come in white.

A Girl's Say said...

Get a laptop cover Muns :)