A video for the disheartened Microsoft fan

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No matter how dismal things are in consumer side of Microsoftland at the moment, it’s nothing compared to what the Apple fanbase went through 20 years ago. This 21 year old episode of the Computer Chronicles from the 1996 Boston Macworld really does show how bad things can get.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTd6dDw6P_Q

As an added bonus of sorts, you’ll also hear echos of what some people are saying about Apple today (though these days they earn in a couple of days all they had in the bank in 1996).

Comments (13)

13 responses to “A video for the disheartened Microsoft fan”

  1. ErichK

    Hmm. That comment about PC users not having a sense of humor.


    Okay. Never knew that about myself!

  2. PincasX

    It was pretty bleak then for Mac users. Funny to think how two years later that was not longer the case. As far as trying to compare it to current day Apple? That is more than a stretch. People have been taking their impending decline since Steve made the company profitable again in 97. They aren’t going anywhere any time soon. Now, if you really want to have fun at the expense of some Apple fans, go over to Apple Insider and read the thread on games for Apple TV. That is really entertaining.

    • maethorechannen

      In reply to PincasX:

      Not the financials, but the 'Apple aren't innovating like they used to' and 'they have too many products in their product line'.

      • PincasX

        In reply to maethorechannen:

        I understood what you were saying and my point was that these are the same things people have been saying for decades now. It has been said about Macs, iPods, iPhones, iPads, Watches and I’m guessing someone is already saying I about Home Pod. Throw in a “form over” function and you have the greatest hits of shit people say about Apple.

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  4. TEAMSWITCHER

    This is how I know Microsoft is finished... It's users have no sense of "self" anymore. They only see themselves in relation to Apple and Google. Even at the lowest point in Apple History, Apple users still believed. The Microsoft ERA is over.

    • PincasX

      In reply to TEAMSWITCHER:

      Microsoft is finished is up there with the Apple is doomed comments when it comes to nonsense that people say.

    • Winner

      In reply to TEAMSWITCHER:

      It's not the users' fault. It's Microsoft's fault. They've been predatory for >20 years, slowly developed a reputation. Put all their eggs in Windows basket and blew it. Late to the game with Music, with Touch Mobile, with VR. Blew Windows 8, tried to force users onto Windows 10. They've earned it all.

  5. JimP

    This makes me want to watch Halt and Catch Fire.

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