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Federico Viticci
It’s cool if you don’t like Office, but saying “most people have moved beyond office suites” is a big assumption.
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Alek Jedliński 7 Nov 12
The nerve on some people. "Douchies McDouchesteins" may not have a choice. And corporations still use this software… a LOT.
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Richard Gaywood 7 Nov 12
MS Office is the lifeblood of many companies, including my employer. Feels like a little bit of Apple-friendly retconning.
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Adam Hyland 7 Nov 12
It's the base-rate fallacy in play. Same assumptions that led ppl. to overestimate BB lead us to underestimate Office.
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H.C. Marks 7 Nov 12
I’d say they’ve found alternatives to Microsoft, not necessarily given suites up entirely.
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Federico Viticci 7 Nov 12
@HarryCMarks Yes, maybe some companies have. Although it’s unfortunate how, at least here, you rarely hear “iWork” in corporate.
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Richard Gaywood 7 Nov 12
@HarryCMarks Well, you can’t adopt iWork without being entirely Mac-on-desktop, which isn’t common.
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H.C. Marks 7 Nov 12
for personal users, I think iWork gets the job done, but QuickOffice Pro and Office2 are the ones I see at work a lot.
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H.C. Marks 7 Nov 12
like you can use iWork on the iPad without requiring it on a Mac. They’re independent, no?
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Michael Schechter 7 Nov 12
It’s probably safer to say “most people have found workarounds on their iOS devices”. Few have gone all the way plain text.
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H.C. Marks 7 Nov 12
ignore the like in that last tweet - I had two thoughts going at the same time.
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Richard Gaywood 7 Nov 12
@HarryCMarks Sorry, let me re-phrase: entirely Apple. As in, no Windows anywhere.
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Mohammed Taher 7 Nov 12
I personally use Google's—but that's a stupid assumption, nonetheless. All corporates I worked for can't function without Office.
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Adam Hyland 7 Nov 12
@HarryCMarks Covered the disconnect a bit here: Glad to see I was partially right about Office on mobile.
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Michael Schechter 7 Nov 12
I’d also bet that many if not most think those workarounds are inelegant. Especially those living in a Windows/iOS world.
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Raging Thunderbolt 7 Nov 12
I think it's more like the false-consensus effect.
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Adam Hyland 7 Nov 12
I don't think those two are exclusive. Rather, they would reinforce each other.
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Raging Thunderbolt 7 Nov 12
Yeah. Certainly BR fallacy would contribute to the effect, but their are other cognitive bias causes too.
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Adam Hyland 7 Nov 12
Yup. I like BR because it's easy to explain w/o telepathic sociology. That's my own cognitive bias.
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Benjamin Mayo 7 Nov 12
@harrycmarks Office use has definitely declined over the last decade (imo due to rise of email as primary communication)
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