Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sydney Australia
Re: In honor of the Mac V. PC Debate
I think Fritos became so huge as a corporation that you could get them on Mars. There's a fantastic book on the leveraged buyout of Frito Lay (I think it's called Barbarians at the Gates) which is the most amazing account of corporate greed I have ever read. I agree with Dee et al, that you CAN cobble together a fantastic DIY PC, but you can cobble together a fantastic AC Cobra replica too (or a JEM for that matter) , it's just that 99.99% of us either dont't have the skills or inclination to do so - we just want something that works straight out of the box - and that, ultimately is the real reason I have stuck with Macs - corny as the ads are, it's true, they just work!
Our native beasties are a bit tough Jim - here's an old bushies recipe for cooking a Sulphur Crested ****atoo:
Bring several gallons of water to a slow boil, find two large rocks - drop them gently into the water, pluck your ****atoo, place it in the boiling water with the rocks - let simmer for at least 24 hours.
Remove heat, throw away the ****atoo and eat the rocks.