- a person who changes platforms for seemingly religious reasons.
- someone who, in retrospect, exhibited a lot more common sense that people credited him/her for.
pulling a pilgrim – changing from Mac OS X to Linux because one has put up with entirely too many limitations.
I’m thinking of pulling a quiet pilgrim – one is considering making a life-changing platform decision for some of the same reasons.
don’t have a doctorow, man – placating expression used towards someone about to “pull a pilgrim” due to unwarranted extremism.
This tidbit was originally dated Jul 4th 2006, but it never got published. I find it oddly appropriate considering the current spate of annoyances emanating from modern Apple products.