I like Andy Beal. I've met him a few times and he's a good guy. But today, in Google Desktop for the Mac, he quotes a Google PR response to the question of GDS for the Mac and finishes with:

Translation, Mac users are a little more demanding than Windows users and they won't tolerate anything crappy.

Come on, Andy! Do you really think that any PR person in their right mind would have responded negatively to that sort of question?

Posted by jzawodn at October 18, 2004 09:20 PM

Reader Comments
# David said:

I'm a PR person but I'm also a Mac person.... so I'll take a pass.

on October 19, 2004 04:10 AM
# Andy Beal said:

Hey, if the Kool-aid's being passed around, I'll take a gulp! I guess if I had a blog about owning a Mac, I would suck badly!

I assumed that they were still working on some bugs for the Mac version, but judging by your post, I should have translated it as "it will be a cold day" before we build a Mac version. ;-)

on October 19, 2004 04:58 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Well, *I* translated it as not really answering what is fundamentally a Yes/No question.

on October 19, 2004 07:02 AM
# Andy Beal said:

Could have been worse, they could have given their stock reply..."We at Google are always looking at ways to improve the search experience for our users"...(yawn)

on October 19, 2004 11:03 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Just maybe it's because Andy and I actually know each other?

Besides, what's this "industry" you speak of? I certainly never claimed to know much about PR.

on October 19, 2004 03:35 PM
# Andy Beal said:

LOL...some readers can be a fickle. One minute they want you to be opinionated the next...

Of course, it does mean that I'll be watching for any Yahoo "PR Kool-aid" and will be obliged to blog about it. ;-)

on October 19, 2004 05:08 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

I'd expect no less. :-)

on October 19, 2004 05:10 PM
# Andy Beal said:

Nice try Harold.

on October 20, 2004 08:03 AM
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