Punditry 101: When in Doubt, Ask a Stupid Question

Hadley Stern asks the following stupid question:

If you were on a desert island and you could only take the following two machines:

(1) A MacPro [sic] with all apps installed with no internet connection


(2) A Windows box with an internet connection, Firefox, IM, etc.

And then takes the fact that even die-hard Mac users would choose #2 as proof that “the operating system doesn’t matter anymore”.

That’s like offering someone the choice between a BMW with no gas tank and a Kia with one, and declaring that “the quality of your car doesn’t matter anymore” when people choose the Kia because it’ll actually work.

Thursday, 28 September 2006