Feb 3 2007
With the Vista launch behind us and a new era in the Mac OS X vs Microsoft Windows flame war ahead, it is only fitting that we provide appropriate attire to let our position be known on the pertinent issues. Last year we released the enormously popular “Apple Innovates, Microsoft Imitates T-Shirt” and this year we begin our assault with two new shirts.
First, we have what we simply call The “wow” T-Shirt. The Vista launch has left more than just Mac fanboys unimpressed and it has occurred to many people that most of the innovations in Vista are just rehashes of what Mac users have been enjoying in Mac OS X Tiger and even Panther for years. The only thing that has probably left you with a feeling of “wow” has been the lies and damned lies of Bill Gates saying that though Apple may have thought of these innovations first, Microsoft thought of thinking of them before that. You’ve seen it all before. And so, this t-shirt asks on your behalf, “Could I see the ‘wow’ again? I think I missed it.”
The “wow” T-Shirt is available in black in sizes Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge and XXXLarge.
Next, for the Zune critic, we have a shirt that responds to the hyphenated campaign slogan for Microsoft’s media player: “wel-come to the social.” Few have had anything good to say about the Zune and with much of the earbud wearing population using Apple’s iPod and its iTunes Music Store there haven’t been a lot of people jumping ship to buy all their songs over again from Microsoft. Granted, DRM is to blame for song incompatibility, but the whole thing makes you feel anything but “wel-come.” So, to all of us iPod people, I offer the “Unwel-come at the social T-Shirt”
This shirt is available in “Zune Brown” in sizes Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge and XXXLarge.
border=0 width="240" height="240" alt="New shirts in the MacMerc.com store" />Feel free to browse the MacMerc.com Store (http://macmerc.spreadshirt.com/) for other shirts, buttons and even shoes in a variety of sizes and snarky expressions. Also, be sure to check out or new Missing Image T-Shirt (“It’s just like everybody else’s missing image t-shirt, but more Safarified!!”)
(Selected shirt designs in XXXL are found on the back pages of the store. The “wow” shirt thumbnail shown here with type enlarged for clarity.)