The Saga of a Geek Who (Once) Hated Apple

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It is sort of an unwritten law of geekdom that when we have opinions about technology, we must have very, VERY strong opinions. I faithfully adhere to this rule and had dually applied it to my sheer and unfettered hatred of all things Apple. I thought the iPods were ridiculous. I don’t care how small you can make it, it still sucked. I found the obsession with iPhones a complete joke and once pointed and laughed at a line of people outside Best Buy the night before a release. (Of course then I ran like mad but I still inflicted a wound or two on their egos.) I could give you a whole list of reasons and would vehemently defend them all.

  • Macs are not user-friendly. Yes, the menu scroll looks cool(ish) but I can get a skin for that on my Windows PC, thank you.
  • Why bother with that dumb two finger touch left-click dribble when you can just have two mouse buttons like every other self-respecting computer manufacturer?
  • The process of hacking the operating system (OS) is called jailbreaking. Does this mean they have you prisoner?
  • They are stupidly expensive and you are paying more for the logo of a half-eaten fruit to be slapped on the back than you are for the actual product.

Oh the list went on and on in this fashion. I even admitted in a previous post that I had never owned an Apple product. But very recently I accepted new responsibilities at work. With new responsibilities came a handful of new perks, not the least of which was a new company phone (to ensure that I actually NEVER stop working). And not just any phone, an iPhone 4.

[Read the rest of Jenn T’s article over at GeekMom, and weigh in on the matter!]

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