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Apple Faithful: Arrogance Is Not a Virtue, and Why I Will Never Buy a Mac

Jun 03, 2009, 21:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

"After a near fatal airplane crash in February of 1981, Wozniak spent his time recovering from amnesia and getting his college degree. He didn't return to Apple for another two years, but by that time, he was completely out of the loop on any product development and his presence at the company was largely symbolic and motivational.

"In 1984, Apple released the Macintosh. By this time, my interests had gravitated towards the IBM PC and its MS-DOS clones, such as the Tandon and the Leading Edge, which my father had purchased to run his dental practice downstairs, and I wanted to learn software that actual businesses were now using, such as Lotus 123, WordStar, dBase, and Harvard Graphics. My Apple IIc, while still useful, was showing its age. 1984 is also the year I came in contact with my first Mac Fanboy, my first cousin Andrew."

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