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Windows Guru Chooses Mac February 9, 2007

Posted by Fast Follower in Uncategorized.

Check it out.  Ever read Who Moved My Cheese?  Are we in the middle of Microsoft losing track of their cheese?


1. Tell it like it TI is! - February 10, 2007

This could be true, but no time soon. I truly believe that Mac conversions are going to closely follow Corporate choices. Meaning, as long as MS has a hold on the business world, MS will also maintain its hold on the personal aspect of computing. The simple notiion of switching scares the heck out of most. In addition, Mac is not really being that aggressive with those folks, and maybe that is the way Steve wants it. If the transition is so smooth, and the “once you use one you will never go back” mentality exists, then why would Mac do everything in its power to make an initial experience with the devices as easy as possible? Discounts to first time buyers, return policies that are unheard of, etc.

This debate will go on for a while, and I don’t doubt the Mac is doing a great job, and has great user interfaces. Will they be able to continue as marketshare grows is the question…

Remember when Lexus used to send a salesperson to your home when they first started? As Archie and Edith sang….”Those were the days!!!!!!”

2. Tim - February 13, 2007
3. Tim - February 13, 2007

I hate it when I forget to close a tag… 🙂 – Tim

4. Tell it like it TI is! - February 13, 2007

I read “moved”, but not “cut”…. I remember Sniff, Scurry, Hem, and Haw…but not Whiff! Ok, take me thru this slowly…

Who are we blaming???

– Tell it Like it Is

5. Tim - February 13, 2007

Sorry for the non-sequitur. Sniff was from one of the earlier books. I mistakenly associated him with the book I referenced. Whiff, Ditch, Duck, and Cover were characters that were looking to blame others for the failure of the corporation, in much the same way that “whoever smelt it, dealt it” deals with the responsibility of flatulence.

Whiff – Smells out gas early
Ditch – Moans loudly before leaving the room
Duck – Pretends not to notice gas, and then leaves the room
Cover- Adapts by pointing fingers at everyone else, and then sending CYA memos to upper management

I’ll leave it to the reader to determine which of these characters may be employees (senior managers?) at MS. 😉 – Tim

6. Tell it like it TI is! - February 13, 2007

I guess Valentine’s Day is in the air….

The fact is that MS doesn’t love us anymore. Yeah, there was the day that they courted us, listened to us, and really bent over backwards to make us happy. This was long ago when we were dating…. Now, they are almost like the abusive spouse…locking us in the basement, very controlling, and really feel that we are too scared to leave! They feel that they own us and they can do whatever they want to us and we can’t fight back. They probably think that we have severe cases of Whipped Dog Syndrome. They will get their’s one day while us users are sitting back taking it, we are plotting, planning our escape, waiting by the door for the one opening to present itself so we can dart out into the street. I have to agree with Fast Follower… the day is coming, but it won’t be soon. PCs still are priced right and are not that bad for basic functions.

Reminds me of some lyrics to an old song…Leavin on a Jet Plane!

All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go
I’m standin’ here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye

But the dawn is breakin’, it’s early morn
The taxi’s waitin’, he’s blowin’ his horn
Already I’m so lonesome I could die

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