Why PCs Are Superior to Macs

If my rememberance of assorted newspaper articles is to be trusted, there's a number of surveys in which the majority of respondents indicate they don't think they're influenced by advertising. In contrast, I must say I am fully aware that I am influenced by advertising, and a good's or behaviour's image more generally, but only in the negative. That is, it is clear to me that there's stuff I don't like solely because it has a negative image. For example, Apple's computers may exhibit excellent performance, but I would never buy one, because Apple has made it abundandly clear that Macs are products for people who think they can make themselves creative and individualistic by buying what millions of others also own.

More generally, I feel a strong dislike for lots of stuff that's associated with what in Northern America is sometimes referred to as the SWPL scene. No doubt that's a case of the narcissism of small differences proper.


Anonymous said...

Given your general rationalist approach, it seems curious that you choose your computers based on fashion rather than functionality.

LemmusLemmus said...

I've been thinking for a while now about changing the blog's title, because no one seems to get it's supposed to be tongue-in-cheek.

Be that as it may, I'm a human being whose preferences are influenced by forces beyond his control.