Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

The latest version of Apple OS doesn’t support older versions of MS Word. Instead, Apple wants to sell you its own word processing program, Page. Over at National Review, Mona Charen discovers a gender-specific problem with it:

Pages has traits that are not immediately apparent, however. While it’s a sturdy little word processor, its true personality is not revealed until you use the proofreader — or Proofreadress, as I now think of her. Yes, she’s female all right. Seems to have been designed and programmed by the women’s-studies department of the Cupertino community college.

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Apple’s language sentinel has been schooled in political correctness at the expense of English. In another column I mentioned that the collapse of marriage was “aggravating” inequality in America. Consider “irritating” or “exasperating” instead, Proofreadress advised.

No, those are words I reserve for her. 

Ou case rests.

[H/T Chuckles and Lord T]

3 comments for “Insanity

  1. March 15, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Also using Exhibit B, Mac users should stick with Snow Leopard and not touch Lion with a ten foot disinfected pole. No Word support… FFS! Silly Apple.

    • March 15, 2012 at 8:54 am

      Unfortunately, Apple have gone from being the smaller “good guy” organisation to being as bad as the rest of the big boys. Come back Microsoft, all is forgiven. Well, maybe not all…

  2. Revolution Harry
    March 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Are you quite sure this is an Apple problem and not a case of Microsoft failing to continue support of older versions of their software? Office 2008 and 2011 work fine in Lion. It seems it’s 2004 where the problem lies. It’s more likely to be MS attempting to force users to upgrade than Apple trying to push Pages.

    I have to say I haven’t had a single issue with Lion.

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