I’ll almost certainly buy another MacBook, especially if future iterations can give me back the rationalization that paying so much money allows me to have the best computer. (The best for me, of course; the person who does not need to play videogames on his laptop, for example, because he is going to write a short story or record a pop song.) But in the meantime, I’m enjoying a new type of anticipation which for now only seems to be available in Windowsland: that someday, despite the funfetti working environment and Homermobile nature of the hardware, I may actually be on a path that’s going somewhere not just new, but better, or at least more exciting.
Quite the enjoyable read.
[macbook pro 2016] “It is a computer, a very good one, probably still the best one, when viewed within the concordant philosophical and aesthetic frameworks”
That’s the problem when a newspaper pays a loser for writing using hardware as a pale excuse
Heh. I just bought my first-ever Mac (Excluding the long obsolete ones I’ve come across for free), so I’m getting a kick. And, when I say “Just bought”, I mean, less than two hours ago. I’ve just got home and am setting things up right now.
It isn’t the new MBP. It’s the 13″ 2015 model.
It also isn’t going to be my daily driver, since I have a much more powerful Dell XPS laptop for that.
The problem is that no one knows where it’s going. The UI is being pulled apart into inconsistency, error messages which no one (not even Microsoft) can explain, forcing Cortana on all of us, and a reduction in corporate security functionality. It’s going somewhere all right, but I don’t think I want to ride the train to the ultimate destination.
Its true on a trivial sense that all desktop environments are terrible in their own ways. But really, their all mostly ok.