For years, there were three truisms you could count on, death, taxes and that PC Magazine columnist John C. Dvorak was good for at least one troll hole, link bait, piece o’ offal every month. Whether it was to boost his pageviews or just to enjoy watching the Mac fan boys squirm and squeal, he was so regular you could almost set your watch by him.
Well, hell as almost (not quite there just yet) frozen over.
It seems that his son purchased an Apple pro portable to specifically use DEVONthink, a Mac only application that “sucks up PDF files like crazy,” organizing and sorting them into manageable chunks in a database. Moreover, Dvorak says “it’s about as close to a killer Apple app as anything I’ve seen since VisiCalc in the late ’70s.”
I’m guessing he slept through the desktop publishing, audio and video revolutions, but that’s to be expected “” we’re used to him. Still, I could go on listing quote after quote of him praising the fairer platform.
But, for anyone who thought they knew this PC troll extraordinaire, whose very name was flame bait, Dvorak’s either turned over a new leaf or decided that Windows users are a more fertile constituency to slag and antagonize.
Will he seal the deal?
As I said, hell hasn’t quite frozen over for the simple reason that Dvorak hasn’t actually purchased a Mac and started using it as his full time machine. Thereupon, he says he just doesn’t need a new computer right now.
Does that wash? I’m so not going there.
Still, whatever the case and for whatever the reason, I really hope he does get a Mac, use it and write about it in the way that only a true convert can “” loud, proud and over top “” with that special toxic tartness of tongue that only Dvorak can dish.
Hey, maybe we’ll start seeing him at MUG meetings…
What’s your take?