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Mac fatigue

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 by Dave Winer.

A picture named imac.gifInitially I wrote in my keynotepost that I'd buy one of the new MacBooks for sure, then a minute later I selected the sentence, hit backspace and save. A commenter asked why. Permalink to this paragraph

Mac fatigue. 2007 was a fun year, I spent a lot of money on Mac stuff, and then found at the end of the year that they're a shit company that treated me like shit. Left a really ugly feeling, really sore about that.  Permalink to this paragraph

So when I thought of all the extra expenses, a second battery (later: ooops, no can do), AppleCare, and then the likelihood that it was going to break, and then I'd be stuck waiting for a repair wondering where my data was going, I thought maybe I won't be so quick this time.  Permalink to this paragraph

Also the fact that the stock market looks like it's about to crash probably contributed to the feeling. :-( Permalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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