I would just like to say ... I respectfully disagree.
Some people are followers and will attached to either mainstream or anti-mainstream regardless.
Marketing is marketing ... but, I find the new marketing is trying to make it seem more like a computer for anyone, and the pc more for the suits
(which, is sort of true). If they push the new OSX's ability to run XP/Vista natively (as well as Linux) ... they would really sell.
I find this as almost an expose on a cult, yes, I agree with that. BUT, you could make a similar thing with Windows fanatics, or any fanatic for
anything. Some people really love certain things.
A few examples -
I love my fish, but, I only keep two tanks. Some people love taking care of fish so much, they have 10-20 tanks, thousands of gallons worth of tank
space, and still are tempted to expand it ... and these people don't run fish stores, nor breed for profit. There are forums with people that have
20,000 and 50,000 gallon tanks in their homes. Yes, tens of thousands of gallons on a single tank.
I love anime. I have over 250 GB of it in digital storage, and a cd case full of dvds. Some people, have TBs of digital, shelves and boxes full of
manga, and books upon books of dvds. They dress up as characters for conventions, taking the time to make the costumes their selves. I actually
Some people love football (or other sports as well). They spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on a single game that lasts a few hours ...
wear skimpy clothes and paint their bodies, get tattoos of their favorite's name/team/sponsor/number ... portraits and other things permanently
branded on their skin with ink.
Basically, if you want to focus your attention, any group can be made to have a cult look. We must step back and realize that. People with an agenda
(whether to make money or demonize/negatively spin something they don't like or believe in) can and will make things look as bad or shocking as they
can. Non-religious people do it to religious people, and vice-versa. Countries at war do it to each other. Candidates for government offices do
this (both local and national).
As far as my experience with the OSes, I can say I have used all three.
The video is a sensationalist piece of work, whether from a true Mac-fanatic, a company trying to sell the strangeness of people (daytime talk show
angle), or a PC-lover anti-Mac piece.
To me, the detail doesn't matter, it is the overall impression this video gives off (the initial intention is irrelevant when it is being used as a
propaganda/persuasion piece - and I am in no way saying the op is doing so) ...
The way this video presents Mac people reminds me of how over-the-top I felt the people on the J-sus Camp thing was (btw, what G-dly person who has
read the Bible, would use the term Kids on Fire
and have them meet in Devil's Lake
?). For those who don't know, here is the Wiki:
Hope you have a bit of nerve because to me, it seems like child brainwashing, imho.
So, is this video out of context? Are they a few Mac-fetishists? Or, are they are real crazy cult ... irrespective to the normal Mac
Not sure ... but I don't find this accurately represents the average mac enthusiast one bit.