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  • This post tied a lot of loose ends together for me. Here in the U.S., we have a lot of radio call-in computer help programs. Almost always, they are run by guys for guys. Their jargon-filled discussion centers almost obsessively on fixing and tinkering and degunking. Like a dum-dum, I tried one time to call in to one of these shows to point out that fixing and tinkering and dealing with malware didn't have to happen and that one could use one's time much more productively. The people on the show were mightily offended and viciously attacked me as well as attacking Macs. I could never figure out what was going on with those guys, but now I know, thanks to this post. Those guys were afraid that I was going to ruin all their fun, and maybe force them to revert to something mundane like sports and cars to obsess over. Even though I have degrees in engineering and computing and know that I could easily handle all this tinkering, I still say that I have better things to do with my time. I still choose to have machines that just work -- Macs. I'm afraid that what this post is telling us is that Windows will never go away-- it feeds a deep human psychological need that is mediated by a gene most often carried on the X chromosome. ;-) I can coexist with that. What I would hate to see happen though is that the tinkerers would use their aggression to force their viewpoint on all of us by driving Apple out of business, thus depriving the other half of the human race of a product that we find much more to our liking. In my view, Steve came back on the scene just in time, and I really appreciate all that he has done to keep the Mac alternative available to the rest of us. Jerry
    salsa had this to say on Feb 01, 2006 Posts: 1
    Men are from PCs, women are from Macs