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
I'm a PR person but I'm also a Mac person.... so I'll take a pass.
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. ;-)
Well, *I* translated it as not really answering what is fundamentally a Yes/No question.
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)
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.
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. ;-)
I'd expect no less. :-)
Nice try Harold.