Is it crazy to buy a MacBook?

David B Teague davidbteague at
Mon Dec 11 20:10:38 UTC 2006

Christofer C. Bell wrote:
> 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?
Only the one against Apple. I had nothing and I still have most of it.
Oh I forgot about my grudge against all things Microsoft.


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