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I'm a Mac... and I'm a PC - stereotypes true

It's true, it really is true!!!

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CNN - Remember those Apple ads that cast the Mac as a 20-something, self-satisfied hipster while the PC was portrayed by an older, square-looking guy in a brown suit?

Well, those characterizations, unfair as they may be, appear to have some truth to them.

An unscientific survey by Hunch, a site that makes recommendations based on detailed user preferences, found that Mac users tend to be younger, more liberal, more fashion-conscious and more likely to live in cities than people who prefer PCs.

Of the 388,000 Hunch users who responded to a question about computer loyalty, 52% identified themselves as PC people as opposed to 25% who said they are Mac devotees. Hunch then cross-referenced those responses with answers to other questions to draw cultural distinctions between the rival Mac and PC camps.

The results suggest Mac users can be seen, depending on your perspective, as bolder and more creative -- or elitist and more pretentious.

The report found that 67% of Mac users have a college or advanced degree, as opposed to 54% of PC users. Mac loyalists are 80% more likely than PC users to be vegetarians, and, unlike PC fans, would rather ride a Vespa scooter than a Harley.

PC users' tastes trend towards casual clothes, tunafish sandwiches, white wine, Hollywood movies, USA Today and Pepsi. Mac users prefer designer or vintage duds, hummus, red wine, indie films, The New York Times and (we're not making this up) San Pellegrino Limonata.

Mac users also are more likely to describe themselves as computer-savvy and "early adopters." PC users tend to describe themselves as better at math and less likely to throw frequent parties.

"I fit the typical Mac user on every count. Guess I'm not as unique as I thought. Depressing," wrote one commenter on Hunch's blog.

Since Hunch's first survey of Mac vs. PC users in November 2009, Apple has ridden the success of such high-profile products as the iPad and iPhone 4 to become the world's most highly valued tech company. Despite that hot streak, Hunch found that slightly more people in its new report -- 52%, up from 50% a year and a half ago -- now identify themselves as PC users.

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I like that it was qualified with..."An unscientific survey by Hunch, a site that makes recommendations based on detailed user preferences....."

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yep.. you are so "unique" just like all of your freinds.

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yep.. you are so "unique" just like all of your freinds.
That's what I was thinking too. That comment just screams "I'm too cool for the room"

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I'm a right winger that would like to strangle hipsters with their own skinny jeans. And I'm typing this on a Macbook.

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yep.. you are so "unique" just like all of your freinds.
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Xx% of mac owners have degrees, well um durr who else can afford it. That like saying most bums dont use iphones compared to employed people.
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yep.. you are so "unique" just like all of your freinds.


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Xx% of mac owners have degrees, well um durr who else can afford it. That like saying most bums dont use iphones compared to employed people.
They like Blackberries better.

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I'm a right winger that would like to strangle hipsters with their own skinny jeans. And I'm typing this on a Macbook.

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I am so cool I let Jobs brand me....like a lemming
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"Mac loyalists are 80% more likely than PC users to be vegetarians, and, unlike PC fans, would rather ride a Vespa scooter than a Harley."

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I was hoping they'd mention something about the correlation between owning a Mac and wearing a scarf.

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I'm an aging centrist moderate Duc-riding hippie, and we have both a Mac and a PC. I guess the centrist aspect rules.

Even "scientific" surveys are complete bullshit. Stats can be manipulated to fit any desired result. And anyone who defines themselves by branding is an idiot. (Yes, yes, I know I'm Mr. Ducati, but I don't think I'm cool because of that. I'm cool because of all my other great moderate centrist hippie traits... Has anyone here ever seen me wear a single piece of Ducati branded apparel? No, because I refuse to..)

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3 types of Lies: Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
I'll remember this quote when you post your next graph.

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I'll remember this quote when you post your next graph.
Funny you post that just now....

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Macs are great for surfing the web and making power points and word documents

PCs pretty much handle everything else.

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No, you're wrong. Macs are great for everything else.

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No, you're wrong. Macs are great for everything else.
Yeah... they're not

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Yeah... they're not
Sure they are.

The only time I need to boot up in Windows is to load a new blackberry OS onto my phone.

Otherwise, my Mac OS handles everything I could want to do as well or better.

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Yeah, they are. Mac software works, and it's easy to use.

Its ok Loki, I can see why you're upset. As a PC fanboy you're mad that Apple is the most valuable tech company now.

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Sure they are.

The only time I need to boot up in Windows is to load a new blackberry OS onto my phone.

Otherwise, my Mac OS handles everything I could want to do as well or better.
Sure Ill just fire up my heat transfer modeling software, oh wait no one in the real world uses macs. I would love to have a mac, but no one develops software for it.

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No one? Lame... I work at a dot com and I see tons of Macs around here; the graphics and media departments especially use them heavily. So do developers.

No one makes software for Mac?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Macintosh_software

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No one? Lame... I work at a dot com and I see tons of Macs around here; the graphics and media departments especially use them heavily. So do developers.

No one makes software for Mac?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Macintosh_software
Good point - i guess you're right most people in the business world use macs...

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Did I say "most people in the business world use Macs?"

I countered your argument that "no one in the real world uses Macs" using an example of people using Macs in the real world.

Reading comprehension is fundamental.

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Plenty of small firm law practices I know use Macs too. But lawyers and .com travel businesses aren't the real world. We don't use heat transfer modeling software, so we're all living in hipster fantasy land.

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Did I say "most people in the business world use Macs?"

I countered your argument that "no one in the real world uses Macs" using an example of people using Macs in the real world.

Reading comprehension is fundamental.
Oh let me explain (since you couldn't put it together), no one makes useful software for the mac that isn't for doodling, coloring or talking about your feelings.

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