let the “change” begin. apparently after buying a mac i’m supposed to change from the person i am now into an “apple user.” you see everyone i know that has an apple is … shall we say … “different.”
- they treat their macs different from the way that pc owners do.
- they talk about their macs in manners that aren’t quite the same as pc owners do.
- they compute in ways that just aren’t the same as pc owners do.
they walk to the beat of a different cpu and it shows in their lives.
i’m not sure why this happens. maybe it’s the computer equivalent of “short-man’s syndrome.” maybe it’s the fact that windows basically ripped off the mac’s ideas and then made them more popular. maybe it is that the mac really is a better computer than the pc’s are. i don’t really know.
what i do know is that i do not want to become a stereo-type. i wanted a mac because it was going to be best for the needs i have. i did not want to buy into a certain lifestyle. from what i understand it’s going to be hard to keep form developing the “apple user” personality. i’m going to fight against.
ralph waldo emerson once said the following regarding possessions – if i own a cow, the cow owns me.
thankfully he was talking about cows and not apples, so hopefully i should be okay.