This has been a long time coming from me. Apple has successfully duped a huge portion of the market share into thinking their products are some how superior to that of any other brand. I am known to my friends and family and such as a knowledgeable person when it comes to purchasing, using, and servicing all sorts of electronic devices. I will agree with them, but I am no programming or A+ certified kind of whiz. I’m a consumer who educates himself and tries his best to take care of his own problems related to his pieces of technology all for one reason, I am cheap. So when someone comes to me and says, “I’m going to buy a Macbook,” I ask the question, “What are you going to use this computer for?” Usually the response is something to do with school or work. Nothing you could use a PC for.
This is not an ad for Windows. Hell we’ve all had our share of problems using that operating system. Not based on it’s suckiness, it’s just so damn popular that hackers/bakers/infants can make a program to run on it. With so much shit out there for you to clog your computer’s arteries with, and your average computer user’s non-knowledge of how to use this expensive porn box they bought, this leads the user to believe in all of this anti-Windows slander.
Now let’s get to what I really want to bitch about. If I am using a Mac, I am young, kinda attractive, pretty hip. If I am using a PC, I’m overweight, dimwitted, can’t see very well without glasses, and some sort of no-fun person wearing a suit. Obviously, Apple has never heard of Barney Stinson. But that’s another topic.
What really gets under my skin is people somehow believing that because Apple computers are ridiculously expensive, have pretty looking cases, and slick ad campaigns that means all of their products are better than their competition. I really just don’t want to hear another dullard try to explain to me how the Mac is better than the PC. Here’s a clue, idiot, they are the same god damn thing. You’re not aligning yourself with a different, current, and hip computing device, you’re aligning yourself with a brand. A brand that rapes you for your money, and let’s you believe it was well spent.
Now, by all means, using OSX because of the software sold for it is a different story. Some folks need themselves Final Cut, or iMovie, or Garage Band or things like that. There aren’t too many great video/audio editing programs that run for Windows. Not that match up to the usefulness of the OSX programs.
Just do some research before throwing away an extra 700 dollars on a computer that you’re only using to play Farmville and check email. You’ll see that there’s no reason to give that silly fruit double of what you can pay for the same quality of machine.
This entry didn’t turn out as good as I expected. It was supposed to be more entertaining, it’s really just nerdy. I guess now it’s a mission to save you a little bit of cash. Or hire me to build you a “Mac” for a lot cheaper than buying one at the Apple store or Best Buy. It’s not even well put together. Oh well. Sucks you read it.
Good trick I played on you, dummy.
Categories: Thinking, That's All
Tags: Nerd Stuff, Rant
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