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Mac Owners Are Snobs

At least that’s according a financial web site which used market research data to come to that conclusion.

According to a recent The Street video, they say that Mac users are “snobs.” The video, which is based on research by Mindset Media says that Mac owners are more likely:

— to be perfectionists [not me at all]
— to use notebooks [sure, but that’s the fastest growing part of the PC market too]
— to use teeth whitening products [not me]
— to drive station wagons [ok, that me]
— to pay for downloaded music [well… mostly]
— to go to Starbucks [never. I have better things to spend $4 a cup on]
— care about “green” products and the environment [and this is a snobby thing to do??]
— to own a hybrid car [nope]
— and last but not least … to buy 5 pairs of sneakers in a year [you must be joking]

They also claim that Mac owners tend to be “liberals”.

Does all of that add up to being a snob? Personally, if you toss in the liberal part, I only hit 5 (maybe 4.75) out of the ten points.

So, I guess it must be the rest of you Mac owners out there who fit the profile. :-)

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5 Comments

  1. Let’s see where I fall.

    to be perfectionists [guilty]
    to use notebooks [yup]
    to use teeth whitening products [no]
    to drive station wagons [no]
    to pay for downloaded music [usually]
    to go to Starbucks [never]
    care about “green” products and the environment [doing this more and more]
    to own a hybrid car [nope]
    and last but not least … to buy 5 pairs of sneakers in a year [how about 1 pair every 5 years…ok 3 years]
    Liberal [I guess]

    Somewhat snobby, I suppose. I don’t think so. I feel like I am one of the most easy going, approachable people out there.

  2. And let’s see where I fall.

    to be perfectionists – not really, but there’s a limit

    to use notebooks – yes

    to use teeth whitening products – no

    to drive station wagons – no

    to pay for downloaded music – no

    to go to Starbucks – no! Timmies forever!

    care about “green” products and the environment – yes

    to own a hybrid car – no

    and last but not least … to buy 5 pairs of sneakers in a year – no

    Liberal – I don’t know, everyone to the left of Reagan is ‘Liberal’ to these people.

    Snobby? Hardly!

    I will point out that this article has nothing to do with Macs, really – it’s simply an attempt to smear some leftist causes – like environmentalism – by associating them with consumerism and snobbery.

  3. Tom

    – to be perfectionists [depends on what I’m doing- don’t look at my house]
    – to use notebooks [yep but I’ve got both]
    – to use teeth whitening products [nope]
    – to drive station wagons [nope]
    – to pay for downloaded music [errr. . . depends]
    – to go to Starbucks [hate coffee]
    – care about “green” products and the environment [vaguely]
    – to own a hybrid car [nope]
    – and last but not least … to buy 5 pairs of sneakers in a year [I have 5 pairs but some were bought in the 90s]

  4. Mac ads make Mac users look like trendy Gen X snobs.

    Maybe I’m not the best source. I freakin’ hate Macs.

    http://awaitingtenure.wordpress.com/

  5. Are they going to call us “poopyheads” next? Seriously…

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