Here we go again...
The Mac (brand) has always been a PC (type), but not part of the PC
(platform). The Mac (brand) of today however, is obviously still a Mac
(brand), because that's what Apple calls its PCs (type). But these Macs
(brand) of today has converged so closely to the PC (platform), it could
easily be argued they are now part of that platform, and not a platform
So in summary, the Mac (brand) has always been a Mac (brand), and always
will be a Mac (brand), but not a Mac (platform) any longer. They are
however PCs (platform), unlike when they were Macs (platform), despite
the fact that they've always been PCs (type). See? Simple! <ahem>
So, Edwin et al's trolling can have elements of truth and nonsense in
equal measures, just so long as the context remains ambiguous. And most
amusing it is too to observe when certain individuals rise to it all. I
guess that's the game being played out, as is the csma tradition. ;-p
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