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February 20, 2006

Apple switching to 'Windblows'

I have been asked by several people about the Apple switching to Windows (story from Slashdot). The whole thing was a rumour started by media shill Dvorak. Basically Dvorak has been ranting for years that Apple should have been using Intel processors. Now that they are, he is going all out to claim that Apple will abandon MacOS and become a bit player in the highly competitive box swap that substitutes for a PC marketplace.

As one of the comments at slashdot noted:

Dvorak has a reality distortion field too, but he's got it on backwards, so it only distorts reality for him, obviously.

Effectively, Dvorak depends on controversy to get paid. The more outrageous the claim, the more reasonable people try to correct him and the happier he becomes. Think 'National Enquirer' of computer news. If you enjoy reading about computer equivalent of flying saucers kidnapping Diana so that she can marry Elvis then go ahead and read Dvorak. Otherwise ignore him.

[Ed: Note that I did not provide a link to Dvorak in the article - no sense inflating his ego. Instead, you can get there via the slashdot article.]

Posted by Ozguru at February 20, 2006 06:00 AM


You might also want to read what Dwight Silverman of the Houston Chronicle wrote on his Tech Blog:

John Dvorak is smoking crack

You can find the link to Tech Blog via my blogroll, as your comments function denied the URL submission.

[Ed: TechBlog and the article can be found at John Dvorak is smoking crack.]

Posted by: Cindy at February 20, 2006 07:01 AM