MAC people have been saying similar things for as long as I can remember, and I can remember a L-O-N-G time.
the first computer I worked with was a PDP-8M
In 1977 I learned how to write a program in basic that calculated square roots (I probably couldn’t do it now if you held a gun to my head) but in 1995 after not even hearing the word basic for a decade I sat down and wrote a program that correctly calculated the mass of a volume of air when heated via compressive heating in an automotive turbocharger and from that would calculate the efficiency of the turbocharger (relative to adiabitic temperature rise) from measure temperature and pressure measurements.
Suprising everyone (including… no [I]especially [/I]me) it WORKED perfectly the first time it was run.
So I’ve been around computers for a Long, long time…
There are a certain extremely vocal minority of people who have all sorts of nasty things to say about M$ products and M$ in general and attributing all sorts of nefarious motives to program features etc then finally predicting a MAC takover of the industry.
M$ hatred is a religeon. some are more fervent than others, but virtually all are guilty of repeatedly ignoring reality.
That is the most tactful way of saying “bullshit” that I can contrive while I sit here watching it snow trying to work
up enough ambition to make another pot of coffee.
I don’t attach emotion to any computer hardware or software.
If it works and works fast with a minimum of fuss I’m happy.
a MAC might work for me, but there are certain “annoyances” in the user interface which I am sure are there purely to make it “different” from M$, “different” isn’t necissarily “better”, simply “different”… and like most people I’d rather keep working with what I’ve got than leap onto the low part of the learning curve each and every time someone introduces something “new”.
Did you already guess that either of my two active cell phones are just “phones”?
As someone else said in a review of the ipad, if you are a content user it’s great!
if you are a content creator, or even one who interacts with content… not so much…
there is a reason why I’m typing this reply on my desktop instead of one of my three notebooks
or my Fujitsu tablet, The Fujitsu was an “iPad” (though requiring a stylus) before iPad was even a dream.
the ipad isn’t anything special, it’s just another tablet Tablets aren’t “new” that’s not to say it isn’t a superb tablet, it probably is, but it still suffers under the liitations that tablets suffer from and no volume of hyperbole is gonna change that.