Dave thinks “MacBook” is a week name, call it “PC”
(Btw., Dave, how many blogs are you writing now? I have a hard time keeping up. At least this one can be commented…)
“He explained why people donâ€™t like the name. Here was their chance, once and for all, to make a statement that wasnâ€™t â€œMacâ€ at all. By going to Intel, they could have claimed, in a clever way perhaps, to have erased the final objection anyone might have to using this computer. They could have a new position, instead of the snotty one they chose.
They could have said something like â€œFinally, a PC thatâ€™s colorful and fun to use.â€ Thatâ€™s what I feel a Mac is, compared to a Windows machine, which is relatively joyless. MacBook is a weak name. It says â€œMore or less what we were shipping before.â€ Totally unexciting. “
I couldn’t disagree more.
To every Apple user, naming an Apple machine a “PC” would be the equivalent of a slap in the face. “PC” has always meant Microsoft OS based.
After all, Apple has taken great pride in being as Un-PC as possible. And I sincerely hope they continue to do that, and reflect it in the product names.