The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
- Isaiah 9:2
Geeks aside, Apple is gospel of simplicity
Monday 17 January 2005, 6:15 pm
Keywords: Computer Topics
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By Mike Thomas
I bought an Apple.
"Wimp," said a computer geek at work. I sensed the fear.
You see, he makes his living from the Microsoft Industrial Complex.
Every time the evil geeks in Singapore find another hole in Windows, through which they can invade our homes, it creates more jobs for the good geeks.
The entire national economy, in fact, depends on the incompetence of Microsoft.
If everyone switched to Apple, the unemployment rate would skyrocket and we would fall into a depression. The government would be forced to give away Microsoft-based computers to stimulate the economy.
Be that as it may, I wanted a computer that would obey me at least as well as my Labrador puppy.
I spent most of my time with the old computer trying to figure out how to do stuff rather than actually doing it.
Last night, in a very few minutes, I downloaded some pictures of my kids. Then I downloaded Janis Joplin's greatest hits. Then I then set up a slide show, watching my beautiful munchkins fading on and off the screen to "A Little Piece of my Heart."
I cried -- not out of sentimentality but because at long last, a computer finally had listened to me.
I'm not spending any more of my life yelling in frustration at inanimate objects.