[opendtv] Re: News: Video board approves Apple-supported codecs

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 08:46:03 -0500

At 2:20 PM -0500 12/1/04, John Golitsis wrote:
>Nice commercial.
>So here I sit with my brand new, unpacked just last night, dual 2.5GHz
>G5 and although I've sidelined my PC for now, I promise that I will
>never become one of YOU!  In my experience, Mac 'evangelists' are
>always those who have little or no PC experience.
>Now where'd I put my Production Suite?


As far as evangelism is concerned, I will admit some bias, however, I 
have worked inside Infinite Loop and tend to analyze this stuff with 
more than just evangelical zeal. Simply stated, Apple is the most 
prolific "R&D house" in the PC industry.  But being first with good 
products doesn't count for much. Microsoft has built its empire by 
following industry trends, not leading them (except for virus 

Where the Wintel Empire has succeeded - beyond all logical 
expectations - is in making PC technology cheap. How well it works is 
secondary to price. And this is where Apple has created its tiny 
niche market.

As for PC experience, I will admit to never having owned one, 
although I do run Windows XP under OS-X. But I do use PCs regularly, 
having little trouble figuring out how Microsoft has implemented 
their cloning strategies. Let's just say that the PC experience pales 
in comparison.

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