So. You may have heard that Apple is pulling out of Macworld in 2010. Big whoop and we all saw it coming. I’m not upset about it as you may have read my post on MacworldBound. I’m actually over this whole Macworld mess anyway and have been ignoring the blog posts from every Macworld Magazine Editor and how Macworld has changed their lives. Macworld did a lot for me as well but I’m not really a part of The Mac Community anymore and have used it as a mere stepping stone to greater things. I’m still an Apple user but I primarily use Windows with a splash of Mac.
This whole AdamsBlock thing has resulted in daily hate mails from uninformed citizens, hateful phone calls from blocked numbers and Twitter accounts like “fuckadamsblock” that just start following me on Twitter. The emails really get to me because they’ll start with “you’re a retard and your girlfriend is a dumb bitch.” Those emails will end with, “oh and I’m gonna rob you when you’re not home.” It’s gotten a little better but I’m still feeling a lot of heat.
Someone I’ve only met briefly, Lesa King, is an idol to my girlfriend. Laura goes to GraphicReporter every day to check for new tutorials. Lesa is the wife of the notorious Shawn King who has given a lot back to The Mac Community in his weekly YourMacLife podcast among many other things. Lesa is what Shawn calls, a MacMac and she’s pissed that Apple is ditching Macworld. Her idea of a SilentKeynote was pretty cool so I tweeted that everyone should Digg it.
Lesa Snider King, go f**k yourself.
In Apple’s scheme of things, MacWorld makes no sense at all. It’s an event that happens every January and if Apple doesn’t deliver on a new product, their stock drops. Apple doesn’t need MacWorld to make news, they can make their own.
It costs Apple millions to sponsor this event that no longer does anything for them, it just makes sense to stop wasting money. The event is for die-hard Apple fans (for the most part) and this is not who Apple is trying to reach. Die-hard fans will continue purchasing new Macs, Apple is more focussed on gaining market share and going after those new customers.
Apple decided to re-think things. Having to push out a new product in January of every year is a product cycle Apple doesn’t want. For one, it slows sales. Everyone knows not to buy anything for about 2 months before MacWorld. They want to release products on their own schedule.
Lesa, as kirk06 said above, GROW UP. Silent keynote.. honestly.. are you two years old?
Grow the f**k up and get over it. If you hate Apple so much, buy a Dell.
He then puts out a tweet that says, “Lesa Snider King is one dumb b**ch. Go f**k yourself.”
I’ve been caught up in a lot of hate lately and this is a perfect example. That response is totally uncalled for. I never said that I’m going to go to the silent keynote. In fact, I haven’t even bought a Macworld pass for this year because I’m kinda done with it. I was done with Macworld months before Apple’s Tuesday announcement. Lesa is passionate about something just as I was passionate about using my webcam in San Francisco to raise money for charity and deter crime but since she and I stuck our necks out there, we are faced with ignorant and hateful people who fly off for no reason. I flew off the cuff at Michael over Twitter because I’m sick and tired of people like him cursing out and publicly humiliating people who have a good intention.
I’m sure if Michael exposed his buying habits, what kind of car he drives or his political beliefs to the web, he would get a ton of people cursing him out as well. I know this to be true because whenever I show a passion for anything online, I get 50/50 positive and negative responses and the negative is always from an idiot that doesn’t want to actually debate but will instead attack me in the most simple elementary school tactics.
I wish Lesa King luck with her SilentKeynote initiative. I think it’s good to see someone stepping up just like many of us do for what she thinks is right. I’ll stand next to her because I believe in what she is doing and we all need a support system sometimes to combat the growing amount of ignorant haters in this world.