When do you know you’ve gone crazy? – When you’re more impressed by a tool than what you can create with it!
I reckon the great majority of people in this industry would unconditionally subscribe to the conception that an Apple Mac makes you more productive. This little white magical box somehow enhances your ability to produce amazing things, right? Oh and let’s not forget all the other Apple stuff. The iPhone, Ipod, iMac, MacBook, Mac mini – they’re all magical creations tht enhance our existence!
I guess it’s all down to the modern-day infatuation with shiny new technology coupled with manipulative marketeers operating you like a puppet! I mean, seriously, do any of you think that Apple, the corporation, cares a smidge about how productive you are or how innovative your creations are? They don’t! They really don’t give a damn!
Don’t get me wrong, I love new technology – I think it’s great. But I’m not going to consign to this crazed kind of addiction that so many people have. No, I don’t need that new MacBook, I’m perfectly happy with my three year old PC running XP! And speaking of Operating Systems, no! I don’t need Vista, OSX or Windows 7 – I can manage quite happily without all that!
Real web designers use Macs!
Oh I see; all this time I was under the delusion that one’s credibility in this industry was platform agnostic but obviously I’m totally wrong. What was I thinking!? Of course, I see it now, the extent to which a developer is good at his/her job can be solely measured by the software and hardware they use! How could I have ever thought otherwise!?
Grow up! This industry isn’t about my hammer being better than yours; it’s about what I create with my hammer, and what you create with yours! Like the old saying goes "A bad workman blames his tools" – actually, I’d take it further: "A bad workman feels so passionately about his tools that he values them more than his actual work!"
I actually find this quite comical:
There is absolutely no reason in the world you should use anything other than Keynote. Period. I don’t care if you’re on a PC — if you’re serious about speaking, buy a MacBook just for presenting. There is an astounding difference (not an exaggeration) between the tools, canvas placement, typographic control, and overall aesthetics in Keynote compared to PowerPoint. Once you become familiar with Keynote, which isn’t an arduous process, the productivity and just plain enjoyment you’ll experience using it over PowerPoint is completely worth any switching costs.
Obviously Cameron Moll feels that to succeed as a speaker you MUST BUY A MACBOOK!
I’m going to stop now, I feel I may explode!
If you suck at something on a PC you will also suck at it on a Mac!
PS, congratulations Apple, you’ve actually made me want to hold on to my PC out of protest!