Reader Toby provides a link to a report by Joe Hutsko on MSNBC entitled “A Mac user switches to Vista”.
Hutsko lays it on thick, leading off with a stern warning to Mac zealots: DO NOT BRING YOUR EVIL HERE!
Joe, the Macalope knows the Swamp Thing, he’s worked with the Swamp Thing.
You’re no Swamp Thing.
With a lead-in like this with its over-the-top protestations about having “mad Mac street cred, yo” while damning Mac fanatics and begging them to “just give Vista a chance”, one would understandably suspect this was the return of Microsoft’s previously outed faux switcher campaign, but wait for the pathetic punch line.
Hutsko’s piece is really just a fairly even-handed account of one person’s view of both operating systems and as such it suffers from the fact that he makes no attempt to look beyond his personal experience in the time he used Vista. So it’s already not very useful before Hutsko pulls the rug out from under the whole thing.
But I really miss that peaceful, Zen-like quiet I felt with my Mac when I’d wake it up or put it instantly to sleep. For me, it just works right, without really having to think about it.
So I decided to switch again. From Vista, back to the Mac — to the brand new, white MacBook on which I told this story.
What?! Joe, you didn’t switch. You got paid to write an article about using Vista and then went right back to using the Mac!
And what is up with your verb tense in those two paragraphs? You “miss” the Mac that you’re writing on? Wha-huh?
If we can’t write to you to lambast Windows, can we write to you to lambast your use of lame writing tricks and confusing conjugation?