Technogadgets publisher and CNN columnist Ed Curran hates computers. Though he admits that the devices are “certainly among man’s greatest inventions,” he said they’re too complex. But Curran feels that Apple is the company that has done the best job of reducing this complexity.
“I dream of a day on which computers don’t crash, a day when computers don’t look like computers, a day on which the nation’s radio airwaves don’t have to be clogged with listeners asking highly technical questions on computer talk shows,” Curran wrote in
an online column.
He added that Apple computers make him smile but the company makes him angry. Of all the computers he uses during his week, he uses Apples more than anything else because “they’ve worked better than anything else.”
“Apple makes me angry because they have a computer and an operating system that are really great,” Curran said. “They’ve innovated so much, they’ve changed the way the computer works, they’ve changed the way the computer looks. Apple has made it easy for us to do desktop publishing, desktop audio and desktop video. But they have so little market share. That’s what makes me angry.”
He said that Apple makes him smile when they come out with something like the new Titanium PowerBook G4 (“what a sexy machine”) and “something that works as well as AirPort.” In fact, he feels that the wireless technology is a “step in the right direction when it comes to friendly computing.”
“The whole point of this column is to make you aware of one technology that works well, ties together your home or business computers and moves us one tiny step closer to a day when your computer will be as easy to use as your telephone,” Curran said.