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Shared on January 21, 2014

Lessley Anderson for The Verge:

Although fanboys can easily be lumped together as “angry nerds,” look closer and you’ll find that each one is like a snowflake. The reasons they’ve traveled to the fringe are personal, but also familiar. A phone might not seem to be something worth fighting over, but what it stands for most definitely is.

I think The Verge staff is at their best when they do long form, well-produced pieces, and this one certainly doesn’t disappoint. Although I crack jokes and complain about a number of technology companies (Apple included), I hope I’m not at the point as some of the people in the article. It does seem the gadget-fueled hate has grown in the past few years, and that’s disappointing.

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