If You Don’t Own a Mac, Don’t Talk to Me
Logan Harrison is a self-proclaimed elitist and Mac enthusiast from the Portland area. This is his first of many columns like this to come from him at PC Fastlane.
A conversation I recently had with a Dell user in a Portland Starbucks convinced me that PC users simply aren’t worth talking to. Read more about what caused me to think this way and the interesting conversation after the break.
I was sipping a latte while composing my latest work at Starbucks last week when a person unbeknownst to me sat down nearby. The man, whom we’ll call Joe, had just bought a new Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop. Noticing my Macbook Pro and ignoring my smug expression, he engaged me in a discussion about computers. He told me about his new Inspiron, and asked me how well I liked my Mac. I replied back, stating that the MacBook Pro is the most superb notebook out there par none, thank you very much. Joe took a quick glance at my Mac, and then proceeded to tell me how he had considered a Mac, but was turned away by its high price and incompatibility with the proprietary software he uses at work. He explained how he got his PC for about half the price of my Mac, and I scoffed at him. By this point, it was clear that not only was my Macbook Pro better than Joe’s Inspiron with its Plebeian plastic exterior and cheesy paint job, but it dawned on me that I was intellectually superior to him.
I told Joe point blank that if he expected anyone to take him seriously in life, he had to get a Mac. I didn’t give in to his proprietary software spiel for a minute. My motto is if it doesn’t work on the Mac, it’s not worth using. Joe went on, blubbering and flubbering about how much money he saved, and how Macs were only for unemployed artists and college dropouts.
At this point I got up from my seat and moved to another table. The lesson? Unless someone owns a Mac, he or she is not worth talking to. Call me a douchebag, call me a narcissist elitist if you like. I’m proud to be both. If you’re not bright enough to realize the superior performance offered by Apple computers, then you’re not worth wasting words talking to. And no, buying an iPod will not get you into my elite circle of Mac-using friends. So be a man and buy a Mac. If you’re not ready for a real computer, leave me alone.