Thursday, January 13, 2005

to officemate and guy who I don't know what you do

I may be a bit defensive because I have two Macs, but do I really have to sit here and listen to the two of you blather on about how Apple doesn't do any market research and their technology is substandard and the new iPod Shuffle is just "typical Apple?" Blah, blah, blah. You are two geeks with no lives. I'm sure Steve Jobs is sweating things out and is dying to hire you for your expertise. No wait, he is laughing all the way to the bank!


Blogger Peeved Michelle said...

Who gives a shit if they do market research? I love my PowerBook. I love my iPod. Apple quadrupled their profits in 2004.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

If I didn't have a shitload of MS games and software, I'd totally go back to the Apples. My first computer (that I owned) was an Apple. I only bought the computer I have now because all the good computer geek games are PC based not Apple. I miss the Apple, I really REALLY don't remember having this many issues with that little thing (ok it was ginormous but you know). Of course it is a Sony and I hold hatred in my heart for all things Sony, so that's part of the problem.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Ah, you've gone over to the dark side. Two words: Virtual PC

2:26 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Lo siento, pero yo no comprende 'virtual pc.' :)

3:04 PM  
Blogger David said...

I love my Powerbook, and I've been a Mac guy all my computing life (even the three years or so I spent in PC support), but I acknowledege that it's not for everyone -- you should work on whatever tools will get you what you need fastest and most enjoyably *for you.* For me, it's a Mac. For you, it may not be (though, if you're a creative professional, chances are what you do would be easier on the Mac, if you gave it a chance -- I'm just saying).

Which is why it rankles me when "PC guys" make fun of Macs as toys, or tell me I'm not a real geek 'cause I use the Mac. Yes, I can build my own PC. Yes, I can install many flavors of linux on whatever box you've got. I use a Mac 'cause I like it -- it's the best tool for me to do what I need to do -- that should be enough. I am willing to pay a slight premium to have the computing experience I enjoy -- I'm on the blasted thing like 10 hours a day.

And, the new iPod Shuffle *is* typical Apple -- an idea almost nobody thought-of, in an attractive enclosure at an affordable (but slightly premium) price point, which is super-easy to use and works exactly as it is supposed to. Hmm. How awful. I don't want or need one (I have an iPod), but that doesn't make it a bad product.

4:48 PM  

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