Is it crazy to buy a MacBook?

Christofer C. Bell christofer.c.bell at
Sun Dec 10 01:07:36 UTC 2006

On 12/9/06, David B Teague <davidbteague at> wrote:
> Apple is a religion, and in that religion, I am an atheist.  (I
> recognize I may be "cutting my nose off to spite my face" as my mother
> used to call it. I hate Apple Computer. )
> I spent $3000 in 1981 dollars for an Apple II+. They came out with the
> IIe in 1982. Had I bought the IIe,  I could have continued to use of
> about 1/3 of the hardware (Disk II floppy drives and monitor) and they
> added salt to the wound by making ALL software they released after the
> IIe run ONLY on the IIe and IIc.  I found a 3rd party 80 column video
> board and upper/lower case keyboard. I went out of my way to find hacks
> for the software to use it  on my II+ and I have not bought anything
> from Apple since.

So let me see if I understand... You're upset about the transition
from one machine to another in an antiquated and long discontinued
line 25 years ago when there was *no* organisation or any such thing
as "standards" in the personal computing world?

Hold many grudges?


"George 'Macaca' Allen is like the place kicker that blew the winning
field goal at the Super Bowl.  He's why the Republicans lost control
of the Senate."

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