On Fri, 27 Oct 2006 13:54:55 +0000, Sinister Midget wrote:
> It's unbelievable what people will pay to use such useless crap!
> They'll bitch about Word or Outlook going through a spell check and not
> recognizing common words while suggesting stupid ones. They'll gripe about
> Winders sitting for long periods with a wait cursor spinning after the
> only thing they did was click on a window behind a window. They'll
> complain about having to reboot just to get rid of slowdowns that
> shouldn't even be happening anyway (no, it's not always malware causing
> it; it's Windwoes itself).
> They still put up with it, though. They know it's crap. They joke about it
> being crap. They nod knowingly when people describe it eating itself or
> their work. But they continue to put up with it.
It's called "battered user" syndrome. Caused by a strong feelings of
inadequacy and a psychological need to purge said inadequacies through
punishment. Appears to be unique to Windows users.