I am tired of the whole apple invasion. Macbooks, iphones, ipod, ipad…all for what? Seriously, do people really need all of these?
There are always long lines at the launch of one of these. For every version of one of these. To me, it’s just people trying to see who the biggest wank is. Just everyone jumping on the bandwagon. Trying hard to be cool. It’s an adult version of teenage issues. In high school it used to be the cool shoes, the cool pencil cases, the cool clothes. As an adult, it’s the cool iphone, the cool ipod, the cool ipad.
Get. Over. It.
The ads promote the same thing. Not sure if it is world over but in Australia the ad includes a “cool dude” representing the Mac and a “nerd” representing the PC. There is something very arrogant about the ad and to me, it comes across through the products as well. No, it’s not a case of sour grapes. The current ipad is cheaper than my laptop. But it does not appeal to me as much as my laptop did when I bought it a couple of years ago. And the apple products at the technology store do not appeal to me as much as the HP laptops or the Toshibas or Sony Vaios or the humble Nokia phones do.
Do we really need the internet every second of every minute of every day in our lives?
Do we really need to look up the street directions through the internet on the phone or ipad if we are lost?
Do we really need all the ‘apps’ the iphone has? Most of which are a waste of time?
Do we really need to be on facebook to update our statuses that we are driving to work?
I refuse to get sucked in by this commercialisation that we need all the iproducts. I refuse to believe that we need the internet every second. I refuse to organise my meetings on my phone and prefer using my diary, as ancient as it may seem.
So what about you? How many of you are ifanatics? And how many are like me? And how many couldn’t care less?
On a different note, this is my 350th post! Can you believe that?
Until next time,