Yet another Apple nay-sayer has fallen afoul of the one member of the Macintosh community that everyone wishes would just go away.
Ou claims that MacStrawman disparaged the character of the security professionals who are quoted as having claimed to have wirelessly hacked Apple’s Airport drivers, a claim refuted by Apple.
Further, Ou says that MacStrawman threatened to kill one of the professionals – David Maynor – and his imaginary dog.
Mac users will remember MacStrawman as the Mac user who:
- Says the Mac is utterly invulnerable to any and all malicious attack.
- Mindlessly worships Steve Jobs.
- Blindly buys anything Apple releases no matter how dumb and stupid and dumb it is.
- Refuses to accept that Windows might be better at anything. Even being Windows.
- Emails death threats to anyone who disagrees with him.
Daring Fireball’s John Gruber said “I just wish that guy’d switch to Windows or Ubuntu or something.
“But… he’s Artie MacStrawman. So I guess that’s not going to happen.”
Complicating matters is the fact that MacStrawman may have initiated the entire controversy. According to Maynor, it was MacStrawman’s argument that the Mac is utterly impregnable to attack that caused him to hack a MacBook using a third-party wireless card and driver and then claim that he could do the same thing with an Airport card and driver without actually having tried it.
Maynor did admit that he was the first to issue a threat, saying that he wanted to stick a lit cigarette into MacStrawman’s eye.
“I shouldn’t have said that,” Maynor said. “It’s just that that guy really bugs me.”
At least on this point, Maynor and the Mac community can agree. Artie MacStrawman bugs everyone.