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How about as fodder for jokes?...
This traveling salesman is _way_ out in the hills and approaches a farmer to try to sell his wares. He notices a three legged pig hopping around in the front yard and asks the farmer about it. "That's no ordinary pig!" exclaims the farmer. "That pig is smart! We all owe our lives to that thar pig! Why, last winter we wuz all asleep and a spark from the fireplace caught the cabin on fire, and we would've all burned up. But that pig squeeled and beat on the front porch to wake us up and saved all our lives! And last sprang my son wuz a swimmin in the pond and took a cramp and woulda drown, but that thar pig come a runnin to the back fourty where I was a plowin and drug me by the overalls til I saw him and saved his life again!" "Wow, but what happened to his leg?" asked the salesman. "We owe it all to that pig! Why, it wouldn't be right to just eat him all at once!"
- Mary, Queen of Scots
- Penguin on the Telly
- Gumby Theatre
Where have I heard this crapola before?
2) Programmers...er...developers don't pick a development platform simply because it's new. That's a user-thing. If fact, we don't pick a OS...our employer does. And guess what they're probably using?
3) Mac marketing as been brilliant but that's not a reason to buy a computer. In fact, one could say that the Mac could have been the "cow that got killed" if it hadn't been for the i*.
4) Vista ain't bad as long as you have the right hardware. I know...I've been developing on it for over a year.
5) Apple's market share for web and graphics designers is not based on the OS simplicity but on history -- they were the first ones to market with hardware and software that seemed made for publishing and image processing.