The Macalope Daily: Trying too hard
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:37 AM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:44 AM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:55 PM
For a term once used to denigrate a minority point of view, the "minority" is, er, rather large. And the great majority of those users aren't reading tech blogs, frothing over the next device, or expecting Apple to deliver manna from heaven. They just bought the smartphone/tablet/computer that they liked the best; they ain't starved for choices.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:00 AM
Apple cheerleaders? Did I miss something? Has anybody else seen them?
Apple didn't create that categorization of Android users. Google and Samsung did that by SPECIFICALLY TARGETING, designing and making phones for
"...low-class people who are uneducated, poor, cheap and too lacking in “taste” ... to pay for an Apple product and instead willing to settle for a low-price knockoff."
Since Apple was and is still not catering to that part of the market, Samsung decided to seize the opportunity and scavenge whatever profits it could from that mass market.
Android supporters are both cheering Samsung's market share gains arrived at by their overwhelming presence in emerging markets and denouncing the stigmatization of Samsung's customers, and Android customers in general by association. You can't have it both ways.
And just for the recored, Mr. Lyons, in less fortunate parts of the world (i.e the major part), being "low-class ... uneducated, poor [and] cheap" is not an insult. It's a fact of life.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:45 PM
(lolz at your David Lyons friend…)
If it's in the context of GOOD it's "fanboy" but if it's meant to convey bad sheep-type behaviour, then it's spelt "fanboi".
Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:47 PM
(spelling error corrected from David to Dan, because Fernblatt has a similar friend named David Lyons)