“I don’t have an Apple Watch yet. I’ve ordered one, and through some combination of demand and short supply, I probably won’t see it until sometime in June,” Paul Thurrott blogs for something oh-so-humbly called Thurrott. “But I’m only getting the Watch because I need to stay up on what Apple is doing — and what Microsoft is doing on Apple’s platforms — and I don’t recommend that readers waste money on this first generation gadget. And that’s because you don’t need to see or own an Apple Watch to understand its many deficiencies.”
Thurrott writes, “What amazes me most about Apple Watch is the free press Apple gets for creating something with so many problems. Consider the article ‘Apple Watch Has Landed — Here’s What You Need to Know,’ which I saw on the front page of the digital edition of The New York Times last week. Here are the several points ‘you need to know.'”
• The Watch may take some time to understand
• You run Apple Watch apps with an iPhone
• A few stores are selling the Watch
• The Apple Watch is something you should probably try before buying
• Apple Watch comes in different flavors
“It’s not intuitive, because you really need to train yourself to use it. It’s not simple to buy, and for a wide variety of reasons. It’s not obviously better than anything else in the market. And yet here’s the New York Times, and others, simply overlooking this nonsense and giving you all the information you need to just plow ahead, throw several hundred dollars at Apple anyway, and take up your valuable times — days of it — to learn how to use something you don’t even need,” Thurrott writes. “This bothers me… I could save myself $400 — as I recommend you do — and just skip it.”
Full article — via DoNotLink – here.
MacDailyNews Take: Paul Thurrott “logic” as follows:
I don’t have an Apple Watch. I’ve never used one, or even touched one, but I’ve seen pictures and, even more importantly, I read a single New York Times article — the same New York Times, by the way, that in my very next breath I accuse of blatant bias — and that article recommends trying something before buying (but obviously, not before recommending against buying – wink, wink, batshit-crazy-assed stare), plus I used to have a bunch of domain names focused on Windows, but those really hit the skids, thanks to those sonuvabitches at Apple, so I’ve pretty much dropped the “Windows” schtick, and narcissistically registered my own name ostensibly as a place to discuss “tech” but which is really devoted to spreading my irrational, illogical, nonsensical anti-Apple hatred, even though without Apple, there would be no fscking Microsoft upon whose teats I’ve been sucking for well over a decade until they dried up into rock-hard, profitless nubs, so don’t buy an Apple Watch because, arrgghh, I really just hate Apple’s guts and they always win and they’ve thoroughly shamed Microsoft and, uh, The New York Times… and, and, and I’ve been suffering with upside-down and backwards pretend Macs, fake iPhones, and various iPad roadkill for so long that I can’t remember the last sane thought I had, if I ever did, so just skip Apple Watch, m’kay?