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“I hate Macs. I have always hated Macs. I hate people who use Macs. I even hate people who don’t use Macs but sometimes wish they did. Macs are glorified Fisher-Price activity centres for adults; computers for scaredy cats too nervous to learn how proper computers work; computers for people who earnestly believe in feng shui.”

Charlie Brooker being, well, Charlie Brooker. Excellent stuff, assuming you can read to the end without taking sides, where in the final paragraph [1] he makes the really important point.

Followed by a raft of comments missing the point entirely.

By a wide margin.

By a very, very wide margin.

No, I meant it – by the sort of margin that would, if applied to intergalactic map reading, have left the Earth safe from Vogons and enabled us all to know The Question by now.

[1] Well, not technically the last as there’s a sign-off one with some added humour. And not the last on the page either, as that’s still growing. So if you miss count and avoid the point and simply see an invective against Macs, then don’t worry: you’re qualified to leave a comment instead.

Via: of all places, my ISP’s Newsletter