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Are you Apple-phobic?

01 Sep

No AppleAre you apple-phobic?  I must admit I am.  I have never liked Apple.  Our house is considered an Apple free zone.  One exception to this was when my youngest daughter saved for and purchased an iPod nano.  I warned her that she wouldn’t be happy with it in the long run, especially for the price.  Wow was that thing expensive.  I warned her about iTunes, and the limitations I had heard others complaining about with their Apple music players.  Later she understood what I was talking about, then she lost it.  The quality of the device was very nice.  Apple makes nice things, and in a way I’m glad they are in business if for no other reason to drive the rest of the technology slugs to move things along.

Back in the late 70’s and early 80’s I was interested in having my very own personal computer.  There were two REAL choices.  Apple and Radio Shack.  Ultimately I went with the Radio Shack TRS-80 Mod 1.  I spoke to a friend that was heavy into electronics and asked why he had bought an Apple.  He was told by Radio Shack that if he tried attaching anything “homemade” to his TRS-80 it would void the warrante.  When he asked Apple they were all for it.  That was the mindset of Apple back in the days that they were new.

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