“I stopped by the mall the other day, mainly to pick up a pair of sneakers my wife had ordered. (That’s another story, shopping — even picking up things — for the wife. It rarely ends well.) Anyway in the mall, I passed an Apple Store,” M.B. Darden writes for Burbia. “It had recently been renovated, and I had never been there. (In fact, I’d never been in an Apple Store anywhere.)”
I went in. First, I’m not a techie or a remotely skilled computer user. I have no strong feelings about Apple. I went in without preconceptions. I went in really to avoid leaving the mall — it was freezing out & snowing & I was hoping (dreaming) that a few minutes later it would be a lot warmer and not snowing,” Darden writes.
Here’s what I think I learned or observed or concluded on my first trip to the Apple Store:
1. Michael Dell & Other Consumer PC-Makers: It’s Over. Apple Has Won
2. Apple “Geniuses” Are Chick Magnets
3. Apple Geniuses Are In Fact Geniuses
4. Bridging The Generation Gap May Be Possible, After All
5. Starbucks, Don’t Get Too Cocky
6. New Best Place To Furnish Your Home
7. Black (In fashion) Is Back
8. I’m A Lot Less Savvy And Smart Than I Thought
“I had gone to the mall to pick up my wife’s sneakers. I had no need for a new computer — I thought. It would be crazy to buy this thing. But the Genius, seemingly already abandoning me, was playing with some images and videos on the screen, simultaneously interweaving them, then dragging stuff from one section to another…and it was so…cool, beautiful. It looked so…fun,” Darden writes. “When I got home, and I hauled the boxes into the den, my wife simply shook her head.”
Full article – recommended – here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Buffalo2001” for the heads up.]