Apple: Bloggers are "unhealthy"

Steve Jobs' computers are beautiful. You can't argue with iPod's dominance. But better not let Apple write the dictionary.

Blogger Scott Beale of Laughing Squid points out that the dictionary tool inside Apple's Tiger operating system, ordinarily quite reliable, has a somewhat idiosyncratic take on the idea of blogging.

From Apple's definition of blog: "A weblog: blogs run by twenty-something Americans with at least an unhealthy interest in computers."

Far be it from me to argue with that. It's in the dictionary, after all.

UPDATE: As some of you have keenly noted, Apple employees did not write the dictionary themselves. They're in the business of defining "cool," granted, but stop short of applying that lexicographical skill to other words. The Tiger definitions are actually provided by Oxford American Dictionaries.
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