Sunday, February 04, 2007

Grammar, Gruber, & Grandeur

Via Daring Fireball:

David Maynor Supports Gates’s Newsweek Interview


David Maynor on Bill Gates’s interview with Steven Levy in Newsweek:

[Maynor] The Mac community is up in arms. Bill Gates gave an interview where his fights back against some Apple’s misleading and deceptive marketing. …

Take a seat, hold your hats because I am about to make a declaration: Windows Vista is more secure than OSX 10.4.8. Anybody that tells you anything different should immediately be treated with the same disdain as finding a parking ticket on your car.


[Gruber] This may well be true. The problem is that Gates didn’t merely claim that Vista is more secure than Mac OS X. What Gates claimed is “Every single day, [security guys] come out with a total exploit, your [Mac] can be taken over totally.”

The outrage over Gates’s Newsweek interview has nothing to do with a knee-jerk reaction to the idea that Vista is more secure than Mac OS X.


And people criticize me for my grammar? Maynor's blog entry hardly made sense with so much ad hominem ... it becomes completely unintelligible with the bad grammar. I'm glad Gruber roasted this guy [Maynor] ... not only in factual refutation, but with intelligent writing and grammar.

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