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Friday, January 19, 2007

Why do you believe...?

I’ve tried to be patient and respectful toward others who hold to an understanding that differs from my own. I’ve attempted to reason with them without dispute, enduring insult upon insult to no avail. I’ve listened to their impassioned cries to silence me at all cost without so much as a rebuttal and awaited the verdict of many at many times but no more. Those days are gone.

These intellectual elitists sit in their ivory towers spewing forth decrees and determinations against us all but can never be found where any real work is taking place. They all have their “Jobs” but that has nothing to do with work! They intentionally proselyte the young and unlearned first by isolating them in so-called “school systems” and then indoctrinating them so deeply that some never recover even after years of being confronted with reality. This cannot continue!

They hold tightly to one another, thinking themselves the chosen few, and never break ranks to allow for any reasonable discussion. Only “they” know what’s best and only “they” ever will but they see it their duty to proclaim our ignorance and force us to concede to their superior knowledge and wisdom. Don’t bother to offer them any practical understanding or they will only yell louder and louder their heretical rhetoric in their attempts to drown out the voice of reason.

I can no longer consider these people as part of us. Not all of us are users! Account for yourself now or forever be silent!

Why oh why do you believe that ANYONE should ever use a Mac????!!!!!

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21 Comments:

Blogger Kc said...

"Tuff love" (hehe)

1/19/2007 03:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

::doubled over::

I was a little congested this morning, but nothing clears you out like coffee shooting out of your nose at high velocity. Now you know how I feel talking to JWs and Calvinists. hehe

In response, all I can offer is my testimony. I was dragging-and-dropping icons with my mouse when everyone else was memorizing DOS commands. I bought my first Mac SE, with it's 9-inch B/W screen, 20MB harddrive and one whole megabyte of RAM back in 1988 for $2500, roughly twice what I paid for my new MacBook last year. I have used PC's along the way, but have never owned one, for the simple reason that, whatever "innovation" Microsoft came up with, Mac was already doing it, better. The difference was that Microsoft did it cheaper (with obvious results-Windows operates like a really bad Xerox copy of OS X).

Sure, there are other platform choices, but I'm neither a developer nor a programmer. Tinkering with computers is not my bag. As I said when I chose my Yamaha V-Star over a Harley, I bought a bike to ride, not to work on. Likewise, every Mac I've ever owned has been ready to use right out of the box, and virtually maintenance-free (I won't even bring up viruses and spyware, except to say that I have never used protection).

Well, a lot of data has passed under the bridge, and Mac has not been without the occasional misstep, but now, here we are, in an age beyond absolute truth, when Microsoft can introduce an operating system full of keen new features that have been running on Macs for almost three years and pass it off as new. Could Vista be the abomination of desolation? I think it's likely.

It pains me, but scripture seems to indicate that PC users must continue in their delusion a little while longer. I am content to remain a part of the remnant (rumor has it that we number 144,000. What do you suppose that means?)

Meanwhile, let me hand you an e-tract that offers some more information.

My friend and I will be knocking on your doors soon to share more.

1/19/2007 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KC, what have you done! You have offended someone - I can't comment on your previous post.

1/19/2007 07:52:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

I’ve listened over and over to your doctrines of “it works” but you people always fail to mention “it ONLY works as is” and if a person has needs outside those in your neat little “box” they must only suffer needlessly.

You claim to be first with a GUI interface when you can only offer an expensive scaled-down knock-off of the wonderful X Windows System. You then marry that poor imitation OS to an antiquated processing system and trick the government into spending twice the price to educate little Johnny on a system he’ll never be able to use in the real world because it’s “easy” for him to play with his pictures and music!

You claim to be an innovative leader of the industry when the only claim to fame your for your hardware platform is their devotion to remain years behind even the least expensive PC on the market! You say “computing must have a high price” or it’s second rate and appeal to your victims pride! The truth, and you know this, is that the best OS’s are FREE and will run at blazing speeds on almost any inexpensive non-proprietary open architecture system!

You’ve led many astray and I’m glad to say you’ll soon be returning to your downward trend but for now the true cult followers will lavish in the glory of your temporal rebound riding on the coattails of an iPOD.

Repent I say! Turn away from your pride and lust for filthy lucre!

:-)

1/19/2007 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you've been misled, dear friend. I don't know if you've ever seen the inside of the MacPro Tower, but it is a sight to behold. Architectural alterations are made almost effortlessly, and without having to install drivers or assign ports or any of that other stuff about which I have no need to understand.

I don't know where your little Johnny goes to school, but Dell's black boxes of death line my kids' computer labs. Fortunately, by the time many kids get to college, they have seen the more excellent way.

Thanks for the link you provided to support my argument. In it, there were two mentions of Windows' performance relative to the Mac. The first was "Microsoft Windows 3.0, which began to approach the Mac..." in performance and features, and the other stated that Windows 95 and Pentium chips "enhanced the multimedia capability and performance of the PC, and brought Windows still closer to the Mac GUI."

Please don't misunderstand. I don't judge you for going your own way. It's a matter of free will. Steve Jobs won't force you to get a Mac. He wants you to do it because you want to. You have to make this decision for yourself. I have only offered some truth into your darkness. Whether you embrace it or reject it is up to you.

;-p

1/19/2007 10:05:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

(can't type for laughing)
I ignored your straw-man the first time but since you persist I will point out that not once did I mention Windows. Windows is only one of the many OS’s that run on open architecture machines but I’ve seen a Mac twist itself into knots trying to emulate and even run various versions of Windows!

I did notice that the Mac Pro really resembles many open architecture systems…at three times the price! It is nice to see them get around to dual core though. I suspect it’s difficult for them to maintain any proprietary claims but I bet the cult followers will continue to shell out the $$ just to remain faithful. Ah well, so it goes with the rich. That and something about camels and needles as I recall. :-O

You speak of choice? How totally ironic! The only choice is to whether or not to spend thousands to be like any other in the MUG!
:-}

1/19/2007 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Gordon Cloud said...

KC, I'll have to confess, you had me hook, line and sinker on that one! That is too funny.

It would probably be even funnier if I had ever had any experience with a Mac, but my 'puter experience is limited to PC's.

God bless.

1/19/2007 10:49:00 PM  
Blogger Mrs Zeke said...

KC if you have an artist in the family which I know you do then how could you not have a mac?

Or music editor, avi creations, animations or really anything like that...

I am going to sit at the bottom of the towers and look up in awe one day I shall have a mac, of course after our artist missy gets hers..

:) be loved

1/19/2007 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is probably your best post ever. I give it 10/10.

1/20/2007 12:58:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

Missy, I really am sorry for the trouble you had yesterday but I suspect Blogger was in the process of a meltdown at that point. I really do appreciate you sticking with it! ;-)

Preacher, I thought it might help us to stay awake here. (grin)

Lady Zeke, I repent. ;-) I confessed to my brother Dorsey yesterday, that I really adore Big-Macs and the folks who use them. I just love to pick on them because they’re so touchy about their beloved “Mac-boxes”. (hehe) You’ll have to tell Dr. Z to hold off on his new toy until you and Missy get your Macs! ;-)

Brandon, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I give all the credit to Dorsey (That is required of all good Dorsiest you know!). I hope and pray that you and your sweet family are still doing great up there!

1/20/2007 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was up on the Main Line in Philadelphia today with Mrs. Dorsey, and we wandered into the Apple Store there. After playing for some time on all the big machines there (GarageBand is off the HOOK!), and admiring the few gadgets I don't yet have, Mrs. Dorsey said to me, "You could stay here all day, couldn't you?" I told her, "Y'know, when I'm away and see an Apple store, I understand the comfort and security of being in a foreign country and finding the American embassy."

She just looked at me, and said, "Yes, dear."

1/20/2007 07:13:00 PM  
Blogger Ryan S. said...

Why oh why do you believe that ANYONE should ever use a Mac????!!!!!

Didn't the human protagonists in that cheesy blockbuster action film Independence Day (1996) in which the aliens invaded and threatened humanity with extinction, utilize a virus to destroy the alien mothership? Yes, that's right... they installed Microsoft Windows on the alien ship and it crashed, and quite climatically so. KA-BLEWWWEEEWWW!!!!

1/20/2007 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was somewhat confused at this post. I was reading it going, 'oh no! what has happened?!?! I step away for a little, and someone has insulted my dearest friend Kc...' The anger began to arise within me and I swore vengeful retribution upon whomever had so angered my friend. I would repay, greatly.

But then I read that it was against the Macs and I laughed. Being one given to desire to have a Mac, I must sincerely and wholeheartedly disagree with you my friend...

(Oh, and a little note, Jacki and Josh just bought a Mac! They are one of...GASP....THEM! You can however blame it wholly upon Jacki. Josh went away to Chicago to preach and Jacki goes off and plays with the enemy. WOMEN!!!)

1/21/2007 11:02:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

Dorse, after such a heartwarming story how could I possibly continue my campaign? ;-)

Ryan, I suppose I may end having to delete this post huh? (hehe)
Great to see you post again brother and I pray all is well with you.

Adam, I miss you so much. I hope you are so happy to be in school again.

Given that Josh and Jackie now have a Mac I know I must recant. There must be more to these little boxes than I know. Perhaps they, along with Ryan and Dorse, can lead me out of my darkness. ;-)

I saw you said you had no PC in your room and that’s one situation we need to correct! I would even be willing for you to use a Mac under this circumstance! At least you’ve been checking in and that’s needed and very much appreciated but still I miss your presence here terribly. :-(

I pray God will bless you greatly in your efforts and studies and keep you so close to Him self.

1/21/2007 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger Bhedr said...

LOL!!! Thanks brother. I've been hankering for a good laugh but have been unable to find one of late for a little respite from reality. Thanks boo that was good medicine:-)

1/21/2007 05:00:00 PM  
Blogger Kc said...

Brian you just made this post worthwhile to me. May God grant you and all your family with strength, courage, comfort and respite as needed. My prayers continue dear brother.

1/22/2007 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Danny Kaye said...

I can wholeheartedly share Kc's frustration. Have you ever tried to RIGHT-CLICK with a Mac!!?

I believe the reason for the one button mouse is because Mac users are historically the "artsy" kind, and as such, they are not able to coordinate multiple mouse buttons.

It's two or more, for me!!!

(But for some reason, I can't seem to operate a video game controller because they have too many buttons!!! Go figure...)

1/22/2007 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, right-clicking is standard on the Mac. For a long time, that function was accomplished by option-click, but now there is left and right-clicks, scroll wheel (horizontal AND vertical) and assignable side-squeeze buttons, thanks to the Mighty Mouse (which ships standard on all Macs.).

I'm not sure what you're getting at with the "artsy" remark, but rest assured that I will not take your Applophobia lying down.

1/22/2007 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous rrbj said...

KC I nominate you for the kindest -most thoughtful-outraged-most considerable-most understandable-most gracious AWARD OF THE YEAR- in the accomplishing this good deed ? May your journey continue with the blessings of our Lord?

1/23/2007 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like me some Mac.

1/24/2007 12:31:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

Jeff I warned you about trying to reason. (hehe)

Dorsey said, "See, it's as good as a PC now!" (okay, that's the last one I promise!! hahaha)

Ron you're too kind but it's so good to have your thoughts here! I'm really looking forward to reading them at your new site!

Dr. Z, put your $ where your mouth is and get some Mac for Missy and Lady Zeke! ;-)

I love all you guys. Thanks for playing along. ;-)

1/24/2007 03:35:00 AM  

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