“I’d never used one of the new iMacs before I bought it, and though we’ve added dialogue here to grease the wheels I thought Apple Enthusiasts might be amused to know that I spent almost five entire minutes trying to turn it on,” Tycho writes for Penny Arcade! “On Friday I described the PC using a patented ‘wilderness terminology,’ and I wanted to expand on that thought somewhat. I don’t think that every PC user is locked into some kind of self-abusive cycle. I think that for most PC users, particularly gamers with no genuine recourse, their ‘choice’ of platform isn’t really what you’d call an act of volition. It’s the default. I mean, right? It’s what emerges from the tap. All we ask is that it be wet.”
“In this, it does not disappoint,” Tycho writes.
“There was a period where I did cleave to Windows as a platform, and it was largely as a response. Even when an Apple product set my loins ablaze, their marketing message always steeled my resolve against them. Assuming their “Megahertz Myth” methodology was ever sound, it became less so as PC processors began to skyrocket in speed and performance. Nevermind that AMD used largely the same message, it was about not liking Apple and I became very good at it. What I have come to realize is that even an unctuous, sometimes deceptive clock is still right twice a day. They’ve made an unbelievably transparent computing experience that I actually look forward to. Their willingness to just slough off the antique parts of the platform, though no doubt turbulent for the faithful, have allowed them to package the most genuinely modern computing product on the market,” Tycho writes.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Doherty” for the heads up.]
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