Earlier tonight I posted in an international editors’ forum about some software I was considering buying. To be clear, the question was about an application, not about operating systems.
I mentioned that I have both Windows and Mac machines, because there are similar apps for both, though in this case I was looking for Windows apps.
One would think that other editors, being literate, professional wordsmiths, would read this and understand it.
No. Of course not.
The first reply (and the only one after several hours) was from someone touting Windows as the ultimate development platform, and by relation, trashing Macs.
Thanks, you just behaved like an idiot, and scared other folks away from the thread. We’ve been there and seen it done so many times. When the first bozo comment appears, we don’t waste our time on the thread any more.
So why am I wasting time on this blog post? I guess I’m still pissed off at this antisocial behaviour.
Why? Why? Why do adults succumb to such stupidity?
Some of us like Windows. Some of us like Macs. Some of us use Linux. I have machines running all three.