Oh, sorry. i is for Apple. (Oh, the English major in me is just freaking out over starting a sentence with a lower case I).
Honestly I love my i’s. Love. Them.
No viruses. No load up screen. No blue screen of death! (curse you 2 yr old dell laptop that just bit the dust and I thought I didn’t need a warranty but now I know that was stupid of me because hey you were a computer and computers break especially Dells from what I heard but I heard too late and now I own a Mac. Neener neener.) Wait, where was I? Oh, yes. Reliability.
You see, one of the first computers I ever owned was a Mac. A big boxy thing that looked more like a television…I mean an OLD television, not the new ones that are more like peppermint patties: dark and rich on the outside and filled with goodness that you continue to enjoy long after you’ve finished partaking. Peppermint patties are awesome like that. They’re—wait, we were talking about Apple products. Sorry. How do I keep going off on these tangents today? Maybe if I try and justify—oh, I got it. YORK makes peppermint patties and New York is called the big apple, right?
So there you go.
Granted, Macs weren’t always the friendly sort they are now. Windows and Mac wouldn’t talk to each other. Playing games? Yeah, they each played their own games, didn’t always play nice with others (some will still Argue that Apple doesn’t in more ways than one). Windows and Mac wouldn’t talk to each other. Documents kept to themselves and had to have an interpreter in order to understand one another. But time has healed the wounds and fixed the friendships.
Mac is no longer treated like the new kid at school (even though it was kind of there first), but rather the center of attention. Really. It looks to me that Apple has its hands in just about everything and for the most part it’s great! There are a few dissatisfied individuals out there, but my response is to point you to that paragraph up top that rambles on endlessly about my woes with a NON-Apple product. And to have you listen to the testimony of my daughter who laundered her ipod (accidentally of course) and merely got a clean mp3 player in return.
Macs are sturdy. Reliable. They’re easy to use. They’re a little expensive, which is why a lot of people go the other route. But for the cost of the two laptops I’ve already gone through I could have bought a Mac. One that didn’t try and steal my thesis when the motherboard crashed. Grrrrr. Thankfully my husband resurrected my thesis from my hard drive. Then promptly went out and bought me a Mac.
Happy Graduation to me. I’ll be enjoying the rewards from both for many years to come.
How about you? What do you love best about Apple products? What do you dislike? What would you like to see them dabble in next (because you know they will)?