The only person who wants that annoying Mac guy around is, well, the sort of person who thinks it's brilliant to change one tiny aspect of an old TV commercial and rebroadcast it online as if it's the new citizen media taking on the political system. If Obama is the Mac, then I'm voting PC. No, wait, I'm buying a PC! Oh crap am I at the store or in a voting booth? It's so hard to tell the difference. *
Annalee Newitz is a surly media nerd who figures all the voting machines are rigged to vote for the Zune anyway.