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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:45 AM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:59 AM
Let us not forget the origin of the term "pundit: from Sanskrit, pandita" or, pandit.
A Hindu scholar learned in Sanskrit and Hindu philosophy and religion, typically also a practicing priest
So from this we see that the pundits are merely religious zealots. No wonder they disdainfully accuse Apple (and it's customers) of being a cult! It's how they view the world!
And so another great conflict boils down to presumed religious differences.
This post has been edited by TeaEarleGreyHot: 19 November 2012 - 08:01 AM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:16 AM
(btw, as a student also of Indian music, I should point out that "pandit" also simply means "teacher", without necessarily having a theistic element, and with the implication of great wisdom, so more like a tenured prof than an elementary school teacher straight out of college. These critics of Apple, of course, don't meet that definition. They're more like the punchline of Woody Allen's joke: "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. Those who can't teach, teach gym." Or write biz magazine tech columns.)
Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:47 PM
Apparently Charles Dickens considered using the name "Silas Blodget" more than a century before Henry was born, so I'm afraid that in this case puerile gets beaten out by mainstream literature :-)