Orlando Sentinel writer dumps Windows for Mac and writes ‘God bless Apple’

“I bought an Apple [Macintosh]. ‘Wimp,’ said a computer geek at work. I sensed the fear. You see, he makes his living from the Microsoft Industrial Complex. It has piled so many worthless programs into your computer that an entire digital bureaucracy has developed in the hard drive to manage it. And like any bureaucracy it is unwieldy, inefficient and impenetrable,” Mike Thomas writes for The Orlando Sentinel.

Thomas writes, “Hence, we must have geeks to serve as our intermediaries. Lots of geeks. 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,” Thomas writes. “God bless Apple.”

Full article, highly recommended, here.

MacDailyNews Take: Welcome, Brother Thomas! We see you are doubting no longer. Go forth and spread the Word. Your rewards today are numerous, they will take the form of MDN referrals. Okay, who’s NeXT?

42 Comments

  1. I think he’s referring to the last widespread Windows worm was created by a hacker in Singapore.

    I have nothing against Singapore–been there three times. Hey Singapore, keep producing those Windows viruses.

  2. I had just read this from a link in Macsurfer and was going to pass it on to you MDN because it was exceptional. You beat me to the punch.

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  3. That would be a really cool feature… a referral section. Like a box where you type in e-mail addresses, and it automatically sends an e-mail to them containing information on why Macs are better, important “Switch” website links, and other information that would make them want to switch. It would be like a mass marketing campaign!

    -Russell

  4. The upswing is undeniable. What I find so interesting is the constant negative criticism waged against Apple for more than a decade and the fairly suden– but understandable– shift in tone toward the company. It’s exciting.

    Momentum on our side, Apple’s execution of user-friendly technology now will likely take hold relatively quickly. Seemingly the hurdle of “proving itself” to the masses is being jumped and I, for one, cannot wait to see what comes next.

    R&D numbers are always high at Apple. As their revenue increases, so will R&D. Makes me antsy for the future.

  5. OMG, I have never seen such a concise article express so much! This is the article to forward to your Windows using friends people!

    My brother abandoned the Mac for Windows about 8 years ago, and in a lot of ways has been almost anti-Mac. Well, rather, he just was convinced of the many myths like most other people. He bought $5000 in Apple stock the day of the keynote when the price dropped. Now all of a sudden he welcomes all the Mac info I’m providing him because it makes him feel better about his investment instead of taking it as an attack of his choice of platform.

    Regardless of why he is interested once again in Apple, the fact that he is listening means there is a good chance his eyes will be opened and maybe, just maybe his next computer purchase will have an Apple logo on it. It’s possible that me letting him use my old 1G 5GB iPod for a couple of months may have also helped.

    Brought to you by the word “learned”: “Has my brother finally learned to trust me about Apple?”

  6. I have a Labrador. She is sweet but has the attention span of a Baywatch actor. My Mac is far more inclined to do what I tell it. Not as lovable, to be sure, but at least the Mac does not wallow in cow shit ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

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