A Quiet Macworld?

The Apple keynote address at Macworld Expo is usually a boisterous affair, full of cheering, applause, and anxious chatter about new products. With 2009 being the last year of Apple’s attendance at Macworld Expo, Lesa Snider King think that a silent protest might send a message to Apple’s leadership:

On Tuesday, Dec. 16 Apple Inc. announced that Steve Jobs would not do the keynote at the 2009 Macworld Conference & Expo. That’s okay. They also announced that they would no longer attend the conference in the future. That’s not okay. For 25 years, a very loyal and passionate Mac community has descended upon the halls of Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA to see, hear, and learn more about the computers they love. By announcing their departure from this beloved show hosted by IDG, Apple is sending a message to the entire community — professionals, hobbyists, media, Mac User Groups, and even IDG themselves–that they care nothing for the community who supported them through thick and thin.

If you’re attending the Macworld Expo keynote on Tuesday, Jan. 6, you can send a message to Apple by remaining silent during the 2009 keynote. While Phil Schiller is on the stage, let there be no applause, no whistling… just utter and complete silence.

My name is Lesa Snider King and I’m mad at Apple.

My personal opinion is that Apple can do whatever it wants, and that IDG and the Mac community can decide to do whatever they want to do. If Apple announces something really insanely great at Macworld Expo ’09, would you really stay silent? 



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One Response

  1. I’m a hardcore apple fan. What they have done is annoying and upsetting. I look forward to those Keynotes, and now they’re cutting them short. Personally I think it’s dumb that they are doing this, but they are a massive company who can do what they want. I to prove a point to Apple, would most likely stay quiet if they released something amazing. Why? Because at this very moment in time I am extremelly annoyed at Apple for doing this. Come back to me in a couple of days, (or even on the day of the keynote- though not presented by Steve which is another thing that will get me started… So let’s not go there.) Anyway, as I was saying, give me a couple of days to relax and get over my mood and my mind will definately be changed… Honestly, who wouldn’t cheer and applaude and clap if they release something really awesome.. think about it!

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