12 Types of Tech Zealots: How to Spot Them in the Wild

Maybe you know Apple fanboys, but can you tell an Oracle high flyer from a Salesforce.com disciple? An IBMer from an SAP enthusiast? Mix them up in a work or social setting and you could be conversation roadkill. Here's our highly unofficial guide.
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Apple Fanboy

Probably the most well-known of the Tech Zealots, the Fanboy is not difficult to spot in his natural habitat: In a coffee shop, most commonly in the San Francisco Bay area, surrounded by a MacBook Air, an iPhone 3GS and maybe an iPod Nano or Touch. Don't forget the mandatory black clothing and white earbuds. (The eager anticipation you see on his face is due to the impending arrival of the iPad.)

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