RE: word of the day

Subject: RE: word of the day
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 15:52:53 -0500

Personally, I have nothing against Macs. But in 15 years of tech writing, I've never sat with a colleague, client, customer, or boss who was using one. I've heard anecdotally that they're a lot of fun, and if the whole world switches to Mac tomorrow, I'm cool with that.

P.S. I have no pocket protector. But aren't *all* tech writers nerds?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Poshedly
> Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 3:44 PM
> To: McLauchlan, Kevin; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: word of the day
> Hmmm, by your own dig with misspellings underlined below, I
> get the idea that you really don't like the Windows operating system.
> I assume you get a kick out of the tv commercials where the
> hip (and smug) 20-something Macintosh rep dishes (disses?) it
> out to the pc guy, portrayed as frumpy, pompous and hopelessly inept.
> In the latest one I saw, the Mac guy even gets the girl.
> Is it really that way and we Windows users are nerds with
> pocket protectors on the Dark Side?
> Are there no downsides with Macs and their accompanying op
> sys, and are all their users are like the guy (and gal) on tv?
> I'm not a Windows fanatic, but I just never see Windows users
> use misspellings and other digs against Macs in business and
> other serious discussions until someone like me points it out.

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