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Jeff Campbell
10-07-2011, 09:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://mashable.com/2011/10/02/iphone-5-are-you-a-fanboy-infographic/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Mashable+(Mashable)' target='_blank'>http://mashable.com/2011/10/02/ipho...able+(Mashable)</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"In the coming days, if you don't restrain your enthusiasm for Apple's new iPhone introductions, you'll invariably be called fanboy or fangirl (fanperson?)."</em></p><p><img height="383" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1317673054.usr105634.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" width="600" /></p><p>Heh,heh, self diagnosis at almost 51%. I guess by this chart I am indeed a fanboy, even though I never really considered myself one. Numbers don't lie though do they?&nbsp;</p>

10-07-2011, 03:54 PM
By their chart, I would be an Apple fanboy... but I despise OS X and vastly prefer my Windows Phone over an iPhone, and Zune over my iPod Touch. With 2 Macs, 2 iPads, 2 iPod Touches, and an Apple TV device count alone could make me a fan, but that doesn't mean I'm a fan. User experience should count for a lot more, and by that metric Apple products rate at the bottom of the barrel in my household. They never work right for me.

Lee Yuan Sheng
10-08-2011, 01:19 AM
The question is then, why do you have 7 iDevices? :P

Sven Johannsen
10-08-2011, 04:22 PM
The question is then, why do you have 7 iDevices? :PProbably a good question, but in my case, with 5 Apple devices in the household, that is a relatively small percentage of the tech. I though, don't dislike the iThings.

I wouldn't use the results of that survey to determine fanism. It takes professed 'fanboys' and establishes their statistics, in comparison with 'normal' people ;) . That doesn't mean the converse, that if you fall on their side of the statistics you is one. That's like most folks in the south drive pickups, so if you drive a pickup, you must live in the south. The chances are higher, but not a given. You might even be happier there, but it isn't required.

Sven Johannsen
10-08-2011, 04:26 PM
Numbers don't lie though do they?

Just noticed that comment. Apparently you haven't taken statistics. :D The statisticians answer to what is 2+2 is, 'what would you like it to be?'