[Also posted on CT.]

I am so glad that somebody finally wrote this piece regarding press fascination with iEverything. (The author does acknowledge Slate’s history with Microsoft.) The article also links to this great spoof ad, which summarizes much of the point quite well.

There is absolutely no need to educate me about the merits of Mac products. I used to and still do own several. That’s not the point here, which you’ll understand if you read the article for what it is.

6 Responses to “iCrush”

  1. jeremy Says:

    My favorite sentence in the Slate article: “Although staffed by dorks and drizzlerods, Apple projects itself and its products as the embodiment of style and cool.” Drizzlerods?

    (BTW, if you wanted to make the already cool technical part of your blog extra-awesome-drizzlerodly-cool, you might consider having it allow either “Eszter” or “eszter” in the “Eszter’s first name” field.

  2. Dan Says:

    The iHype described in the article is matched only by the disdain for Apple shown by the press for most of the 1990s. For a while there, I was starting to think the company’s official name was “Struggling Apple Computer.” Many real Apple innovations (e.g. instant out-of-the-box networking) were ignored while everyone fawned over everything that came out of Redmond. So I can’t feel too sorry about the current Apple aura.

  3. eszter Says:

    Jeremy, that’s a great idea. So the question is this: how do you add an “or” in php? I don’t know php at all, everything I do in it I guess from my HTML knowledge or by relating to other code I’ve seen. But I don’t know how to say “or”. I suspect this is the line I need to tweak:
    if ( ‘Eszter’ != $eszter )
    … so it says ‘Eszter’ or ‘eszter’, but I don’t know how to do that.

  4. eszter Says:


  5. eszter Says:

    Okay, I figured it out: just add another line repeating the same one, but with lower case ‘eszter’. It seems to be working.

  6. Biliana Says:

    Looking at the pHp reference, you could have implemented it as either:

    if ( (‘Eszter’ != $eszter) || (‘eszter’ != $eszter))


    if ( (‘Eszter’ != $eszter) or (‘eszter’ != $eszter))

    or is the same as ||. pHp understands both.

    Talking about being geeky. 😉