Am I the only person in the world who hates Apple products?
I write this on an Apple computer next to my Apple iphone, so I know how much of a hypocrite I am, and I’m ok with it. I just hate Apple in general. They are like the kid in school that you grew up with who was good looking, good at every sport, always had lots of options for girlfriends and just did everything right, while I couldn’t figure out how to walk down the hall without looking stupid. Apple just can’t seem to do things the way that the rest of the world does it. It would be like me developing a car that drives on the left side of the road in the U.S. The funny thing is that every time Apple tells everyone on the planet that they are doing things opposite of how they should be done, everyone agrees and decides the right click isn’t cool any more. It’s amazing, I don’t understand how they have this power over the human brain to create such loyal followers.
So I took the jump a few months ago and spent literally four times as much on a laptop computer as I was planning to at the begging requests of my wife who claims that Apple computers have helped her skin clear up, her hair get prettier, her IQ to increase and other impressive feats. After leaving the store with a lump in my throat feeling like I wanted to cry I booted up and was pleasantly surprised to see a nice clear picture and a screen saver that looked to have been hand picked by Steve Jobs which made me feel good. From this point on, it well down hill. I can’t type on the computer without hitting “h’s” when I mean to hit “j’s and Apple may have well just taken my thumbs off my hands and removed a leg by taking away the right click button. There are funny things about Apple, which I keep going to my wife and complaining to her about each of them. Again, she defends the brand without question or hesitation, so it gets me no where in trying to feel better about myself. For one, in outlook, when you send an email to the same person (in some cases over 30 times), the Apple version of Outlook doesn’t seem to care to save the emails so they pop back up again. When you copy and paste and email into the new email form, it copies over the email that was already in the “To” line. The BCC line in “APPLE OUTLOOK” requires a ten minute process to find and open so you can include that line in your emails. I’m sure there are aspects of the computer that a “high tech” 20 year old with cool clothes and a southern California accent could figure out that I’m just screwing up, but that’s not me and I am screwing it up.
Now let’s get into some of the things that drive me even more crazy about Apple computers. The computer shows your icons on the bottom of the screen and the way you can tell they are open is by a tiny little dot below them. It’s like I don’t want to make this easy for you, I’d rather make the icon look like it’s got bird crap below it, or a random period and that means that the program is open. Again, too cool for me to understand. Somehow, by getting a Mac, I now have also become more connected than I ever thought possible or wanted to when it comes to texting, facetiming, social media, facebooking and other mediums. It makes me wonder if this computer was ever really built for a professional, or was it meant to compete with the Nintendo as the next evolution of kids video games when they get sick of playing Zelda? I bet I just blew my not cool whistle again naming the last video game I remember.
My vote is for Bill Gates on this one, stick with the PC if you are using your computer for work.