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Top message:  How Do They "Get Away With It"? by MadFatMan   Sep 8, 2012, 9:15 AM

Replying to:  Re: How Do They "Get Away With It"? by T Bone   Sep 8, 2012, 11:45 AM

Re: How Do They "Get Away With It"?

by Slammer    Sep 8, 2012, 1:32 PM

---" 15,20, 25 years ago part of the appeal of Apple was that very few people used it, so you got to feel like you belonged to a special elite club....but these days, everyone and his brother uses Apple...so that snob appeal is now gone."---

As being present and part of this group back then, I can say that I feel it is the opposite. I don't feel we were snobs. Some may have had the prissy attitude, but in reality, most of us used Macs due to how well it managed documents for graphic designers, artists and engineers. In contrast, however,we were not overly excited to have to pay almost twice as much for a product as our counterpart constituents did with MS PCs. Since we paid more, we also were not really big fans of being limited to what was available or allowed by Apple. Many of us left when we had enough. There was nothing to promote a snobbish attribute.

Today, I see more of a symbolic status with Apple. Just like the Blackberry was with teens and early twenty students, the iPhone has taken its place. Evidence of status is clearly viewed in media and mainstream occupants. I.E, in interviews of news of let's say an accident, someone will go out of their way to mention that they were on the porch using their iPhone when they heard a crash and saw a car hit a tree. Instead of saying they were on their phone, they say iPhone. Same with looking something up on the internet. "I'll just look it up on my iPhone". Like we can't on any other smartphone. It becomes subliminal. In our day, we never said "Let me look it up on my Mac".

John B.

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