Wednesday, October 05, 2011
I used a variety of Mac computers for basic tasks, found them user friendly & generally glitch free compared to Microsoft o/s pcs. But every Mac owner not using them for graphics work couldn't give me compelling reasons for buying one. They were more expensive & less adaptable. Many Apple/Mac users were & are snobs. The two people I really trusted about computers said I should get a regular PC, install & learn the Linux o/s. That was their best advice. It was what they did.
The other Apple stuff, iPods, iphones, etc. are also expensive gadgets I can't afford, & if I had an iPhone, or any smartphone, I doubt I'd use it well because I'd have little use for most of what it does. But I thank Steve Jobs for creating a demand for similar products that cost half the price of his visionary creations.
I'm more familiar with Steve Jobs' ownership of Pixar, which he bought for ten million & struggled for years to keep afloat, & sold 20-years later for over seven billion in a Disney stock swap. I watch Pixar cartoon features.