Wow. That's quite a response Janak!
I don't have the time to do a point by point rebuttal, so I'll just say a couple of brief things:
1) You said several times "That's YOUR
opinion" - well of course it is. I don't pretend to speak for anyone else other than me. I acknowledge that some of my points were simply triggered by his points, so they were mostly about what I thought about my Mac experience and less about his.
2) I appreciate the correction on the things that I was clearly wrong about. I wrote that I may have been wrong about some of them, but I really didn't have time to test his every assertion.
3) In retrospect, I agree that this piece wasn't 50/50 legitimate...it was probably more like 90 crap/10 legit.
[QUOTE=Janak Parekh;730830]Are people really that clueless? Especially an investigative journalist who does writing for a full-time living? I don't buy it.
Well, here's the thing: I looked at his other articles
, and basically none of them are about tech. So he's a journalist, yes, but he's not a tech journalist. I really do think he's that clueless - the words he uses ("booted up my bank account") are the kind of things you hear from people who really don't know what they're doing. So, yeah, I believe that he believes what he's saying makes sense.
You can dismiss him entirely, or you can admit that there are some
things Apple can do - with their software, with their hardware, with their in-store experience - to make switching easier...even for the truly clueless people like this guy who don't like learning new computing platforms.