Retronym: computer website

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 23 18:16:13 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 1:47 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at>wrote:

> Seattle, WA

I think you are right and you are wrong.

Apple itself calls a Mac a Mac and would never call itself a PC. It uses
the term PC for all the Wintel boxes when making comparisons:

Much of the rest of the world, however, uses PC to refer to all desktop
machines, including those made by Apple:,2806,2355085,00.asp

" Slimmer and faster, the Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Late 2012) is the desktop
PC to buy if you're looking to avoid the whole touch-screen conundrum."


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