Who is an Apple Fanboy?

There’s a whole class of recent switchers who define ‘Apple fanboy’ as ‘anyone who’s been an enthusiastic Mac user since before I switched to the Mac’.

John Gruber at Daring Fireball reminds us (while talking of his Yankee loyalty) of his classic line made in reference to Mark Cuban’s reluctance to call himself a fanboy. Having bought a Mac myself recently, I completely relate and see much truth in Gruber’s words. I can extend it further and say, the same about Obama fans. Why are we so reluctant to adopt the fanboy tag? It doesn’t always mean blind loyalty.

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