one thing that I always found just… odd, odd like polka dot pyjamas, or people liking brussel sprouts, is the mania that people attach to apple products. I mean, thats weird odd right? Standing in a queue to get an IPhone? Huh? Its… a phone.
Apple fans have always had this sort of disease. Which is great, cos I have apple shares. But… huh? I like my macbook. But I believe I have fairly rational reasons, based on over half my life spending most hours looking at computers. Mostly to do with OS X, I believe the best OS out there. Unix and pretty and simple. But OS 8 and prior, macs… well… sucked. But mac fans were still massive, maniacal, misguided weirdos.
Apple seem to be almost the definition of a consumer company, and the mania that surrounds their products seems to surpass rationalism. People seem to derive happiness from the mere purchase of the device, which of course is the ultimate aim for any consumer company, but … fills me with a little bit of trepidation when peoples happiness can be bought for a few dollars worth of plastic and silicon.