CygnusDarius: Don't we already have a cult of the machine already?.It's a very used trope in sci-fi to have a group of people worshiping machines (or 'The Machine') as gods. Usually they're very crazy, tech-savvy but not willing to 'improvise' on already existing designs (let the High technocrats deal with the gods as they see fit), or if they do they attribute it to inspiration by the machine(s), or machine spirit.In many ways, the so-called Apple cult is that Church of the Machine. There is no Windows cult, there certainly is a Linux Cult, but it has more to do awe of what you can do with it than actual worship (in a way), so if the world is to collapse, there ones that will preserve technology will be the usual scavengers that are tech-savvy, the warlords -descendants of former CEOs- that hoard old-world tech for their own purposes, and then The Cult of the Bitten Apple.
Leeds: And the Cult of Apple is going to suffer over this Christmas holiday.Yesterday's iFail event was shockingly ill received.
SithLord: Long live the Zune!
unlikely: For the record, most of us find anyone who'd call someone a cultist for liking one brand or another to be just a little loony.If you're likening Apple to a religion, you've pretty much got to recognize that the apple hate is also religious fanaticism and recognize you belong on those rolls.
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