while i appreciate the addition of arrogance, 4 dimensions makes it a
bitch to use in pretty graphs for garnering laughs at trade show
On Thu, 3 Jul 1997, Sidney Becker wrote:
> ---email@example.com wrote:
> > perhaps some sort of lameness scale would help clear this a bit. i
> > believe it would require more than a simple scalar value (like a 5
> on the
> > Lame-O-Meter) but rather say a 3D vector with the dimensions:
> > feeblemindedness, and gullibility.
> While I find the manner of measure perfect, I would place most Apple
> End Users much higher in the gullibility section.
> The die hard fanatics of Apples products often will believe whatever
> hype they are told to believe. In the school system this is certainly
> the case, and on the few occasions when I have been to Apple trade
> shows I see this even more
> As the years have progressed the Apple End User has grown more
> dependent on the "evangelism" put out by the company to make them feel
> better about having signed on to a sinking ship. This is very evident
> during talks of computer budgets.
> I would add another measure to your scale, Arrogance. Mac users would
> be off the scale on this account.
> MS End Users are much like four year old children who know better than
> to soil themselves, but do it anyway. They laugh as they proceed large
> piles of fecal mater, and then proceed to play with it. Taken as a
> whole they are to be spanked well after each encounter.
> If we were to label these as A G F I and run the scale from 0 to 10,
> 10 being the highest level of that category, the following would be
> my best estimate of various end users.
> A G F
> Apple Macintosh 10 9 6 5
> MS Win95 7 8 10 9
> MS Win3.1 5 10 10 10
> Apple ][ 10 1 1 1
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