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On fans and fanboys

To say that people have some opinions about Windows 8 would be an understatement. To say that the majority of these opinions are educated would be generous. Today Gizmodo published an article, as they often do:

If you're not intrigued by Windows 8 and Metro, if you can't recognize that it's a big leap forward, if you're not excited about what it means for you, personally then you don't really care about technology; you care about brands. You care about platforms. You care about politics. You're a fanboy. Look, we all lean certain ways. I have my own set of preferences. I tend to vote for Democrats and buy Apple products. But that's because they tend to support my priorities, not vice-versa. If the Democrats suddenly turned their backs on science, or Apple began pushing out products with buggy cluttered interfaces, I'd look elsewhere. I don't really get those who treat brands like sports teams, offering blind allegiance over self-interest. That's just zealotry. God bless that file system; my platform, right or wrong.

-- Mat Honan

As always on the internet, read the article, stay for the comments (oy).

http://gizmodo.com/5840704/if-you-already-hate-windows-8-then-you-hate-technology