Tim Oppenheim
Standard Geek

Apples just work

The iPad is out and I really want one. I have read so much about them ( that crazy Apple media storm) and it always falls back to what they can’t do. Multitask, I can’t load any app I want,...whatever. So much that people miss the beauty of owning an Apple product.

For the most part...they just work. I would say my various machines operate at a much high uptime rate than any of the PC’s I manage, mainly because Apple is able to control the environment. For most things that’s what I want. I want my phone to take and place calls. I want my computer to do the things I want it to...without drama.

I was listening to
Leo LaPorte and considered that on an Apple product, they spend a lot of time deciding for you how to best handle what ever it the thing is designed to do. They spend years on this, and they do not let the market rush them. On the non-Apple side of things, they do not spend anywhere near the resources to get the optimum use practice out of the hardware or software. Thats why they are usually a variety of controls to allow you to “Customize the experience” most of the time it’s just a hack, because the two working on couldn’t decide how to handle it.

Steve’s original vision for the Mac was a “computer for the rest of us.” an appliance not an
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