Leander Kahney’s latest piece from the floor of Macworld is amusingly trite. Here are highlights:
And there are concerns about the changing face of the Mac tribe: Hordes of new iPod users may be sullying the Mac experience.
Mac tribe? How might members of such a tribe distinguish themselves from the sullying hordes? Let’s ask this Dutch fellow:
Koen Van Tongeren, a student at the University of Amsterdam who is writing a thesis on Mac fan culture, said he was disappointed by the lack of Apple haircuts and tattoos.
Goddammit. I guess the Mac tribe will just have to wear T-shirts like everyone else.
What about the Mac Mini, though? Let’s ask Tim Allen:
Kevin Krank, head of the service department at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, said he wasn’t impressed with the Mac mini…. “Anything small enough to put in a backpack doesn’t belong on a college campus,” he said.
So I guess this means no laptops or handhelds in Aggie-land, eh, Mr. Krank?