My brother’s girlfriend decided that she will buy her man a shit-brick for his birthday. I tried to intervene and explain to her than she should buy him an iPod instead. They are in the same price bracket, and the iPod is about septillion times better, cooler and more awesome. I tried to explain that giving someone a Zune is highly offensive, and in some states it is considered as legal grounds for divorce. I tried to tell her that US intelligence in Iraq uses Zune as a torture device which was reported to be more effective than water boarding and reality TV. But it all seemed to fall on def ears.
Then it turned out that my brother has some deep seated hatred for everything Apple, that he flat out refuses to use an iPod, and he actually doesn’t mind using a Zune. And yes, he is somehow related to me by blood. Don’t ask me what happened here.
Don’t get me wrong – I can totally understand baseless hatred toward a specific brand. I don’t mind that. He can hate Apple all he wants. But there is just no reason to turn blind hate into willingness to use Zune. That’s just not right. :(
I probably should mention that his girlfriend actually likes Vista. Of course her system is already horribly broken, infected with all kinds of trojans and rootkits, and basically past the point of repair. But of course she blames Dell for that. Which kinda makes sense in a weird way.
Only person who blames software issues on the hardware vendor would actually consider using Zune.
[tags]zune, ipod, mp3 player, clueless[/tags]