From the DF Archive: ‘And Oranges’

The aforementioned link to Mark Pilgrim on The Setup sent me back to a re-read of this piece I wrote in 2006, when Pilgrim announced his switch from Mac OS X to Ubuntu. I wrote:

I’m deeply suspicious of Mac users who claim to be perfectly happy with Mac OS X. Real Mac users, to me, are people with much higher standards, impossibly high standards, and who use Macs not because they’re great, but because they suck less than everything else. Pilgrim, to me, is a quintessential Mac user in that regard; and what he’s doing is wondering if maybe things might suck less somewhere else.

This is one of my favorite DF pieces ever. Don’t miss Pilgrim’s response to it, either.

Monday, 1 February 2010