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Do you dislike any technology company?

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#1 pes2013

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:16

Hello

Well since I stirred up this entire situation I might as well try to fix it.

I only allow one choice because the poll can be manipulated so you vote for all or vote for one and also vote the "No" option.

I suggest all of you also give a reason why you voted :)

The companies are from this list: http://en.wikipedia....ology_companies As you can see they are in that order as well. I believe I can edit the poll so if someone wants a company to be added (tech related only) Ill add it.

I encourage Scorpus to make his followup article based on this :)

Also, lets keep the flamewars out of here.....


#2 Nick H.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:17

I voted for "no." I find it pointless to hate a company. If I don't like what they offer, I don't buy from them. It's simple.

#3 Ezaura

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:19

I voted for "no." I find it pointless to hate a company. If I don't like what they offer, I don't buy from them. It's simple.


Same. Though to be fair to OP, I think his original thread title had the word "hate" changed to "dislike". And having owned a Dell computer, I thoroughly dislike everything about that company and would definitely steer away potential customers where possible.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:21

I voted for "no." I find it pointless to hate a company. If I don't like what they offer, I don't buy from them. It's simple.

Full ack.

#5 OP pes2013

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:23

Same. Though to be fair to OP, I think his original thread title had the word "hate" changed to "dislike". And having owned a Dell computer, I thoroughly dislike everything about that company and would definitely steer away potential customers where possible.

Yes, the original article on the frontpage stated "hate". Dislike, although still negative, is a way better word.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:28

Voted no. I may not agree with the way these companies always do things but without them there would be less competition and we wouldn't be where we are today in advancement of technology.

#7 +Nik L

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:33

I dislike certain business practices (Apple), but do I dislike a company? No.

Would I buy their hardware still? If it suited my needs, yes.

As someone who doesn't own stock in any tech-related companies, I fail to see why I should be swayed by anything other than my own need. OK, maybe if I morally objected to something enough, then there's a possibility. But I don't.

#8 +Phouchg

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:39

I don't hate. I do dislike practices, products, policies or something else about many companies. In some cases it may be so much that I dislike the entire company and no product or action will make me change my mind because of past experiences. I do or don't use them - that depends on alternatives.

I believe I can hate or dislike what I please, if I'm not a crying, name calling assh* about it.

#9 Rohdekill

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:44

I didn't even bother to vote. I may dislike certain company's policies/practices, yet like their products. I also have the opposite opinion on several companies in that their products lack yet their policies/practices exceed.

Second, if I nit-picked, I would have more than one company in mind and your polling only allows a single selection.

#10 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 13:26

I dislike the behaviour of some tech companies - Microsoft, Apple, Intel and Google have all abused their position the market to some degree - and I may at times be very critical of a particular company but I don't usually dislike companies as a whole.

#11 +techbeck

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 13:40

I dislike companies, but hate is a strong word. Would I buy from a company I do not like?...only if I really need to but with so many different options out there, I can find what I need elsewhere. Why there is competition and choice.

#12 fusi0n

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 13:41

Abit.. Only because they stop making motherboards :(

#13 Anibal P

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 13:53

Of course we all "dislike" certain companies, their business practices are usually why, pricing also factors in, but in all reality it's only a company, maybe two that deserve what they get, the rest is pure fanboyism

#14 Haggis

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 14:07

I dont really hate any particular company, i dont like some practices and products but otherwise i am up for trying enything

#15 Angel Blue01

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 14:07

Yes, Microsoft, Google, Apple for promoting closed ecosystems and invading privacy; and a special mention of Yahoo! for the Chinese dissident issue a few years ago. But I do like some of their products on their own merits.