My parents purchased what I believe to be an Apple IIc many years ago when I was in elementary or junior high. I didn’t really have the brain capacity to enjoy it. Played a few computer games on it. Never used computers again – honestly -until I hit college and grad school. It was during grad school that I had a couple friends that were fantatics about Apple computers. These Apple “evangelists” were trying to convert me – even then – to the Apple Cult…
15 years ago when the early fanatical disciples were trying to convert me, I was tempted because there weren’t that many Mac users. And at the core of my personality, I’m a rebel and contrarian so I like the idea of being “different.” But now, it seems like every other person [if not more] are using Apple Powerbooks. And let’s not even get into the Ipod Revoluion…my 73 year father has 3 IPods filled with music.
While I understand that they’re beautiful stuff, I’m reticent to cross over to the Apple cult because…well…it seems to represent a certain status. Right? Maybe I’m just wrong and bitter that I never purchased any Apple stock. On the week of the MacWorld Conference and Expo [and Steve Job’s keynote today], I’d love to hear from the freakish Apple fanatics:
What is it that draws you to Apple – their company and their stuff? Help me get it.
Is it because Steve Jobs is cooler than Steve Ballmer?