Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jun 2013 17:07 UTC
Apple We already talked about iOS 7 yesterday (after a night of sleep, it's only looking worse and worse - look at this, for Fiona's sake!), so now it's time to talk about the downright stunning and belly flutters-inducing new Mac Pro. As former owner and huge, huge, huge fan of the PowerMac G4 Cube - I haven't been this excited about an Apple product since, well, I would say the iMac G4. This is the Apple I used to love.
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RE: Just say no to the new Mac Pro
by WorknMan on Tue 11th Jun 2013 21:05 UTC in reply to "Just say no to the new Mac Pro"
WorknMan
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The only good thing about the new Mac Pro is that it has reminded me that large numbers of utter cretins support Apple no matter how ridiculous their products.


Bahaha, ain't that the truth. This is why REAL power users can't have nice things.

These days, you don't have to do any real innovation. Just put a PC in a cylinder that looks like an Imperial torture droid, and you'll have nimrods lined up around the block, probably clutching their aluminum iPhone 5 or HTC One fashion accessories.

Thing is, I KIND OF understand this obsession with form over function when it comes to phones... I mean, if you're using them as status symbols, at least you carry it around with you, so others can see how cool you are. Some people will spend $2,000 on a hand bag that probably cost $.50 to manufacture in some Vietnamese sweatshop because it makes them feel important. I could never understand the mentality of such a person, but at least I can comprehend it on some basic level.

But when it comes to a device that probably sits on the floor and/or under a desk in your house, I just don't get it. I've even done a Google search trying to understand the psychology of people who care about such inane bullshit, and came up empty-handed. Fact is, if this machine were a 'beige box', nobody would care in the least. When choosing a new PC, how 'ugly' the case is or isn't has never even factored into the equation for me. In fact, I find those gussied up cases with led lights and shit to be EXTREMELY annoying. They could all be beige boxes for all I care.

If you were to judge a person by how beautiful they are, in total disregard for what's on the inside, modern society would call you shallow. But apparently, we're supposed to be fixated on the 'sexiness' of inanimate objects. If you ask me, our priorities are in the wrong place ;)

Edited 2013-06-11 21:06 UTC

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