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Sat 06 Aug 2005
Resistance is futile
Category : mac and the internet
Mac evangelists retrenched
Pretty $1,800 iBooks are enticing the masses. All by themselves. Oh, maybe the OS has something to do with it, but not really.
Drinking with the Devil
And then run IE.
Never mind that US-CERT suggests "Use a different web browser." A familiar landmark is comforting and they join the ranks of McDonald's-eating travellers.
"Do you know you have Safari in there?" I ask carefully, not wanting to appear condescending.
It's not just the swichers, mind you. A year after Safari's emergence, a mac user asked me innocently, "What is tabbed browsing?" Sob! I know its not turned on by default, but Et tu, Brute?
Can someone please teach them the secret handshake?
iBooks and Powerbooks are aplenty in NUS these days. But when I smile at these new mac users, souless eyes stare right back through me, and I shudder.
Life after the charge
But keep your battle gear on, there's still Firefox.