I came across this article today and it made me think. http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Horizons/2010/1013/Back-to-the-Mac-event-What-does-Apple-have-on-the-agenda
It was funny that it was in the Christian Science Monitor because the other day I was likening Mac lovers to being part of the religion of “Macintology”. That is a totally made up word by the way. I made some comment about how Mac people seemed like sheep. I’m laughing about this because my son is a major computer geek. He knows anything anyone would want to know about computers. He gets annoyed with Mac people because they seem to be close minded and elitist. At least I think that is what he thinks. He does have an Iphone and I know he likes the Mac platform as he has used it on his PC. He couldn’t believe all the people at the Mac store in Chicago where he went to get his phone repaired. He had an appointment but still had to wait an hour and a half. The people in the store didn’t seem to mind waiting. The store was packed and he couldn’t believe it in this economy. It’s interesting that Mac has these marketing ploys where they get everyone worked up over their next big thing. Whatever the new thing is on October 20th I’m sure there will be many Mac people standing in line like little sheep paying homage and waiting patiently for whatever Mac is selling them!
Looking at the Apple “iCandy” pictures I must admit that Ipad looks like it would be a lot of fun. http://www.csmonitor.com/CSM-Photo-Galleries/In-Pictures/Apple-s-iCandy
I never got into the Apple format because I was always “PC poor”. I could always buy two or three personal computers for the price of a Mac, so I never had the opportunity or urge to join that religion.
Mac people don’t be offended by my little entry here. I suppose one religion is as good as the next. At least you believe in something and you’re willing to defend your right to believe in the almightiness of Mac. I on the other hand will continue to use my PC and never refer to it in any type of elitist tone as it is what it is, a computer, something I use to get to some place else, to create some other place, to learn about the world and to whine about everything from politics to religion. It’s not my religion. It’s just a good friend when I have something on my mind!