This ‘debate’ IMHO is the biggest can of worms ever! It used to be Mac vs PC and was nice… now it’s getting mean.
And Yes, I’m leaving Nokia/Symbian & Linux out of this mix, even if 2 of the OS’s are based of *nix code. And for the MS fans, go back 5 years and change all references to Google in this article to Microsoft/Windows where applicable!
The ‘Fanboys’ of each all have their own opinion as to why their OS/hardware is the best. Each will defend their choice and try to fend off attacks or prove to the other party why theirs is better, and yes, I have been/am in that party. But you know what? I’m over it.
Yesterday at work, one of my colleagues who is ‘Apple’ obsessed, came over whilst I was sitting eating my lunch to tell me I was ‘hurting my eyes’ looking at my trusty Asus Transformer (T101). Now I retaliated (He was comparing mine to his 2 day old ‘new iPad’), stating that he was comparing technology which was a year and a half old to technology released last week. I added “yes, but you can’t put widgets on your home screen”, to which he responded something along the lines of “that’s messy and isn’t clean like Apples philosophy”. My response is what sums up me writing this “Well, I disagree with them”. I was defending my choice. Why should I have to defend my choice to others?
Just after, I told my wife about this exchange. She asked a question about screen ratio in reference to watching widescreen movies (when I mentioned his comments re: screen). With a quick Google to find the answer, I found an article (link). The article is written by a self confessed “display junkie” who loves the resolution, then lists a ‘nagging problem’ of screen ratio (yes, the iPad’s screen ratio is 4:3).
What infuriated me more about this article (aside from the Android bashing) was the comments, which turned into a ‘poo slinging’ match of Apple vs Android.
The writer responds to a query about what can I do on an iPad that I can’t do on an Android. The response “Yah you’re not missing out on anything… except hundreds of thousands of apps”. Granted, more choice can be good… and confusing.
I propose an action to those on and off the internet. Peace!
So ‘Offline’, if you are a fan of Apple, don’t get in the faces of those who use Android unless they ask you a question about your device AND if you are a fan of Android, don’t get in the face of those who are fans of Apple. UNLESS you have something that legitimately might be of interest to the other party. Yes your phone is nice and you want to show it off.. just don’t force it in the face of someone on your ‘dark side’ unless they ask to see it.
‘Online’, if an article is written by a reviewer who obviously comes off as a ‘fanboy’ of one and even has a dig at the other, don’t comment on their post! If you do, it means they have succeeded in what they wanted to accomplish! (and if you don’t know what I’m talking about, a song called “The Critic”, performed by Toby Keith sums it up: It show how if a writer wants to know how many people are reading an article, be negative about something and then see how big of a response you get.)
Am I the only one who’s feels this way? Please no ‘poo slinging’ comments..