OT: The semantics of the terms PC/Mac

Pastor JW pastor_jw at the-inner-circle.org
Tue Sep 22 15:49:41 UTC 2009

On Monday 21 September 2009 5:19:56 pm Andrew Farris wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-09-21 at 22:23 +0200, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
> > 2009/9/10 Mark C. Miller <mr.mcmiller at gmail.com>:
> [snip]
> > > Now that I've left my pc days behind me, I discover I used that program
> > > more than I thought.
> >
> > So now you don't use a PC anymore? What do you use instead? Cell
> > phone? Mac? I think most Ubuntu users installed Ubuntu on their PC. In
> > fact I think that almost 100% of us did that…

I did but I have also installed it on someone else's computer, well the 
installs have all been Kubuntu.  In fact 85 of them at last count with two 
more going on this afternoon.  

> It really gets on my nerves when people talk about 'PCs' and 'Macs' as
> if they're completely different things. They're not. "PC" is literally
> just an acronym for "Personal Computer". Macs are PCs too. In fact, I
> think any computer that doesn't require a room to itself is technically
> a 'PC'. Anything else is just a computer (though they're still all just
> computers.) Personally, I blame Steve Jobs for the whole mess.
> I know you (Johnny) probably understood this already, and I'm not
> bashing you or anything. I just wanted to say my piece.
> > Actually I suspect that when you say PC, you actually mean Windows, am I
> > right?
> I suspect you are right... that's what he meant.

If it were referring to windoze rather than a personal computer, shouldn't it 
really have a small o between the P and the C?  ...like PoC for Piece of 
Cr**?  Just to keep everything straight!  Of course Gates believes all 
computers belong personally to him... so even THAT might get confusing.

73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n><   PDGA# 35276
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