If you’re an old-school Apple fan, the last ten years have probably been exhilarating, but also maybe somewhat bewildering. As the ranks of Mac users have swelled, no longer can you find an easy camaraderie with a MacBook user you might see in an airport, or an iMac user in a coffee shop.
These new people don’t even know the handshake! And some of them are really uncomfortable with the hugging. What’s that all about? What happened to our country?
Still, all these years we’ve welcomed them because, well, Apple needed the money. But now the Macalope’s wondering if there shouldn’t be some sort of minimal entrance exam to keep the riffraff out.
That doesn’t have anything to do with Apple, but it’s still stupid. And still full of the same trite metaphors.
The exact same trite metaphors.
Here’s Elgan today:
Google launched its Google+ social site about three weeks ago. The site’s perfect storm of social features will sink Twitter.
And here’s Elgan in 2006:
Microsoft is hatching a consumer media ‘perfect storm’.
Apple fans assume iPod will face Zune in the market, mano a mano, like other media players. But that’s not the case. Zune will be supported and promoted and will leverage the collective power of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Soapbox (Microsoft’s new “YouTube killer”) and the Xbox 360.