Dear Steve Jobs,
Please stop your assault on my wallet. I'm already desperately wanting a new 24-inch iMac. I'm afraid that tomorrow will bring sexy new iPods -- or something new and even cooler than sexy iPod updates. If they're too sexy, I'm afraid that I'm going to be powerless to resist. And then if I'm already in the store, an iMac will magically come home with me even without me saying anything. You already get enough of my disposable income as it is. Can't you be a little more gentle on me? Please?
All my love,
Spare us the drivel. You must have got sucked into the reality distortion field.
Apple's stuff is not that great.
Sooooo true. I guess there's benefit to living over an hour away from the nearest Apple store. Working online doesn't help though. Must resist. Don't click. Nooooooooo.
Tom - Different strokes for different folks. :) Is there a hardware manufacturer that you do like?
Dave - We always get the latest and greatest hardware at the office, so avoiding the Apple Store doesn't help much.
Sure, I like Nikon for SLR cameras, Sony for portable devices and camcorders (except for some of their software!), some laptops from Dell and Lenovo, Logitech and Microsoft keyboards. The Zune looks nice, although I haven't used one myself.
The problem with Apple hardware is that they strongly go for form over function. In my opinion, any hack doing a design can compromise function for form, but it is a good designer that has the right balance between the two.