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Column: \"What do Macs and Islam have in common?\"

updated 12:20 am EDT, Tue May 25, 2004

Column compares Macs/Islam

SFGate.com has published an article by Asma Gull Hasan on the , titled "What do Macs and Islam have in common?" Hasan writes, "Macs are seen as toys, not serious computers for serious people. [...] The choice to use a Mac or to be Muslim in today's world is not easily understood. In a world where the vast majority of computers are PC, where Islam is perceived as the enemy, why would someone choose to be a Mac user or a Muslim? [...] As every Mac user knows, suggesting a Mac product to a PC-using friend may end the friendship. I'd feel more comfortable encouraging a Christian friend to learn more about Islam [...] it's always open season on Macs."




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  1. LordJohnWhorfin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Wow.

    Of all the idiotic pieces of pointless journalism I've read I think this one takes the cake.

  1. Getoverit

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: wow

    i agree i mean this is sad

  1. bstone

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    more like

    what do Jews and Macs have in common. Everyone knows Macs are simply more efficent machines. At te same time, Jews are similar in efficency, community, language, nationality, etc.


    what the h*** am i saying...

    THIS IS A CRAPPY PIECE OF JOURNALISM!

  1. bganey

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Unbelievable

    This is, without question, the dumbest thing I have ever read in my life.

    They're computers, not a religion. The "fanatical Mac user" is an invented fantasy of the PC world.

  1. Zaren

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    No way I'm going to...

    legitimize that article by clicking on the link. I sure as h*** don't perceive Islam to be "the enemy" (but I'll leave my politics at the door on this one). Just based on the snippets in this posting, this sounds like one of the most sensationalist, self-serving, "look at me!" "computer" articles ever published. This guy(?) sounds like he could give Dvorak or Cringley a run for their wack-a-loon money.

  1. SSebeny

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Worth an objective read!

    When I saw this blerp on MacNN it sounded interesting. I once wrote a paper for school about how being a Mac user is hard, which we all know is true. All the author of this article is really trying to say is that most people have pre-conceived notions about Mac users and people of the Islamic faith. And that as a result there is a difficulty inherient in both. This article is certainly worth an objective read. Hopefully we as a community can gain a little sympathy for another group, rather than just bashing them anonymously on some internet forum.

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Drivel

    Is tarted to read it, more from disbelief than anything. After a few paragraphs it was clear that this "article" is Pure Idiocy. What an embarrassment for the Mac community.

  1. Ken Masters

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    just dumb

    Muslim are evil, and they will never rest, until all good in this world is no longer.

    Macs aren't evil, you don't see your nearest Macintosh running into buildings and blowing them selves up. No you don't do you.

    But PC's seem to have that tendacy.

  1. pdot

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    c***

    Worst...idea...ever.

  1. Bartman

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: Just Dump

    enough with the dump comments,, a lot of Muslims live in this country and love it more than you do...

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