> Charlie Stross wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 11, 2000 at 10:14:35PM -0400, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> > > > Clue: Microsoft's grip on the UK market is even tighter than its grip in
> > > > the US -- the Mac platform never caught on over here.
> > >
> > > My cousin who went to Oxford says that Mac is huge there.
> > Huge?
> > Yeah, if 2% of the market is "huge".
> > Methinks you have a _very_ weird picture of how the world works in your
> > head, and the further away from the centre of your mental map you look,
> > the weirder it gets. Hence your strange image of Europe.
Just reporting the word of mouth. Didn't say it was accurate. In any event, and
despite the idea that Brits might want to own something by a company named Apple
(Newton being a brit and all), I can understand that a lot of Englishmen would be
quite uncomfortable with the idea of worshipping at the altar of, and feeling
subservient to, a product with the name of a Scottish clan (MacIntosh). ;)
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