Saturday, September 8, 2007

Is Apple the New Microsoft?

7 comments:

sravana said...

so what did the article say? I can't get PC world to load to save it's or my life.

Keera Ann Fox said...

It said nothing terribly useful. You can read Elgan's article at MacWorld. And MacWorld's editor has a rebuttal.



Another rebuttal, with a lot of similar wording to MacWorld's, is at TUAW.



I'd love to see them go after the auto industry the way they do computers: "It's not fair that Volvos require Volvo parts! Volvo's BULLYING AND MONOPOLIZING!!!"

sravana said...

Well. Thanks for the links, Keera. (For some reason I can get PCworld to load this morning - it's the exact same article as on Macworld. surprise surprise).



As someone who enjoys the quiet and has no understanding of folks who want to fill their heads with music all the time - to me this is a tempest in a teapot. I'm *completely* out of the loop on this one. I *love* the look of the little iPod that they evidently don't sell anymore (it was $99) - but I never got one because I'd never *use* it!



OTOH - I have had around 150 different tarot decks in the past 10 years... lol Vive la difference!

sravana said...

That being said... if I *did* have one, I'd have Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, and TOM JONES on it.

Oooh, maybe some Barry White, a bit of the Stones...



scary. just scary!

alice said...

"As someone who enjoys the quiet and has no understanding of folks who want to fill their heads with music all the time..."



srav, given the profession that has kept you employed for so much of your adult life, I had to giggle when I read this. ;-)

sravana said...

perhaps that's why I feel this way? (for those who don't know me, I'm a professional musician).



It seems that there are 2 kinds of folks at work, those who are NUTS for classical music and want it around all the time, and those of us who have a life. ;) ;) ;)

Keera Ann Fox said...

I often have music playing when I'm doing non-writing work at my computer (html-coding, iPhoto messing, but no sentence-forming) but that's via the speakers on my computer or my stereo. What I use my aging iPod for is audiobooks, podcasts and radio shows when I'm doing housework or tanning myself.