Hee hee! Max was right. I was amused by this article about the Hollywood phenomenon of good guys using Mac and bad guys using PCs. Actually, the Snook and I find it more amusing when a program shows a “PC” running Windows that is clearly a Mac running a Flash movie in reality. Even Office Space – which is otherwise so true to the IT industry – falls prey to a similar mistake. Remember when Peter is frantically trying to close down his machine and leave the office before Lumbergh stops him? Check out the widgets and progress bars on his screen. It’s clearly a Mac. But for some reason when he finally manages to shut down, he gets a C: prompt. I giggle every time I see it.

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  1. You pedantic nerds! 🙂

  2. Yeah, I know. Actually I was just looking it up on the IMDb and it claims that it isn’t a goof. I think that’s reaching a bit far, though.

  3. You know, I’ve noticed the phenomenon of Good Guy Using Macs vs. Bad Guy Using Windoze. I only wish that more people realized how Macs are far superior to anything put out by Mr. Gates and the PC clone manufacturers.

    Macs are the only computers featured on the show Absolutely Fabulous, you know, and in Bridget Jones’ Diary, the entire publishing office was Mac-based… 😉

    There’s a DirecTV internet commercial running in the US that shows a guy “surfing the net” on a PC box, but when the camera angle changes and you see the screen, it’s obviously a Mac. The alert beep is from the old Mac Classic systems, too.

    Can’t fool me! I’ve been using Macs since 6th grade, so I think I have a pretty good idea of what a Mac system looks like.

    I don’t know why they keep trying to fool us.

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