It’s a funny thing about cults.
Alright, calm the fuck down. People who use Apple products aren’t cult members. They’re people, just like you and me. Maybe a few of them wear ironic hats and scarves. In the summer. But it’s just a different kind of quality that products made from the House of Job. So let’s go forward, and drop the labels. And profiling.
I used to absolutely despise Apple products in every form or fashion. A lot of it was based on a sideways-pretention that wasn’t grounded in any kind of logic or reality. It was because I grew up as a Windows and Microsoft user for the most part, and that there was this coating of fake icing drizzle on Apple stuff.
In the last few years, not only have I dumped this silly dislike, I’ve come to understand what Apple is really all about: connecting people through technology. And that’s what companies who create and distribute technological products are all about. In an idealistic world, of course. Messages get muddled along the way much like anything else, that is beside the point.
Another reason that Apple products were not exactly the love of my life is that they used to cost more. Being a blue collar-minded person of the digital age, I saw needless price gouging. And there still is a noticeable difference when you put an Apple computer next to its PC-based counterpart. But quality is quality, and Apple products are better-made and tend to last longer. So the argument that I was making was short-sighted and lazy.
Now that Steve Jobs has left this Earth (in a whole lot better shape than he entered it, mind you), the two types of computers complement each other better than they ever have before. I’m proud to say I use both. By the means that we all get a little more work done than we used to. That’s pretty cool.
So, no labels, alright? Oh, who the hell am I kidding? We’re human.
And that’s my giving a damn.