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Most mainstream writers are bias Mac-users?

updated 05:25 pm EDT, Wed October 19, 2005

Bias Mac writers?

Microsoft is getting the short end of the stick as far as media coverage, because today's newspaper and magazine tech writers know little about computers and , according to John C. Dvorak of PC Magazine. The top columnists in the news and business magazines fit this model as well, while tech writers and tech columnists for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and Fortune are all Mac users, according to Dvorak. "This reality is not going to change. In fact it will only get worse as technology coverage is handed to newer, less-qualified observers who simply cannot use a Microsoft Windows computer." Dvorak says that probably the best thing Microsoft could have ever done was copy as much of the Mac OS look-and-feel as it could, and says that "Microsoft should make some headway with this biased crowd once the fanciful Xbox 360 arrives. It's got a creative GUI, is easy to use and navigate, and kind of has a Mac look to it. It also interfaces perfectly with the iPod."




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  1. haveaduff2

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Oh My God.

    This guy is shameless. For years, the press fawned over Microsoft. Now, they aren't. And that's because the writers are slanted toward Macs? Please.

  1. micklb

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Bell Curve

    100 percent exist. 60 percent can balance check book. 30 percent can be bean counters. 3 percent can work higher mathematics. 1 percent can apply higher mathematics to engineering. 0.1 percent can be creative in higher mathematics, art and science (real humanities). Apple users make the cut at 3 percent which allows an understanding of the machine capabilities and choose Apple.

  1. scotty321

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Yeah, right...

    Can you believe this Dvorak guy? He thinks that Microsoft should be getting press for COPYING Apple Computer? Rad his article -- he comes right out and admits that everything Microsoft does is a COPY of Apple Computer. Microsoft has NEVER innovated a day in their entire existence, Microsoft is one of the worst companies on the face of the planet, everything they do is derivative & DOESN'T WORK -- and Dvorak wants the press to somehow cover this non-news? The reason Apple is loved by the press is because they come out with innovative products years before their competitors have a chance to copy them. Only Apple sees the future & grabs it. Anyone who works for Microsoft should be ashamed of themselves. Anyone who uses a PC should have their heads examined.

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Hit Fisher

    Dvorak is fishing for hits to his article so he can prove his relevance as a tech writer. HAH, I say!

    Apple gets press because Apple takes chances, Apple innovates, Apple breaks new ground for others to follow. What Apple does and where Apple goes is where the industry will follow... eventually. THAT'S why Apple gets so much press.

    Microsoft blatantly copies Apple innovations, then implements them poorly and we're supposed to care?

    Dell changes the color of a generic PC case or adds a plastic panel with some slots and curves and this is innovation?

    And Dvorak wonders why tech writers write about Apple?

  1. ryanjo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Classic Dvorak

    This is pure John Dvorak, all hype and bluster, designed to get attention. The guy hasn't been real for years. He's meaningless.

  1. LordJohnWhorfin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Dvorak is a pure genius

    Just when you think he's run out of idiotic things to say, he always comes up with a whopper.

  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Dvorak must die!!!

    Dvorak the spankweasel Microsoft lickspittle does it again but this time he's saying that the dumber you are, the more likely you are to use a Mac and that all tech columnists are idiots (except him?)!!! Well, I agree with the proposition that tech writers are getting dumber! ...and the new generation will be incapable of using Windows because...er it's a s*** interface maybe? This guy should be working for George Bush! Mind you, being a Bill Gates sycophant and all round MS-a**-sniffer is a pretty close second!

  1. MacScientist

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Oh really now

    I get the feeling that Dvorak has his tongue planted firmly in his cheek.

  1. lazarus001

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Heheh

    Heh, wow it's getting deep, get you're hip waders while supplies last.

  1. SoGood

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Speechless!

    Read the full article and I am left speechless. If ever there's a PC/Windows evangelist, this is not one. The central arguement of the article is as flawed as the war on Iraq. For any reader with any IQ, one can't avoid but ask the question of why are so many professional writers with tight deadlines use Macs? Do those top writers (assumed given their high profile newspapers/magazines) know some something that Dvorak don't?

    Can't believe PCMag still employ that guy!

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