Though the Canon EOS 20D is relatively new, many Mac users noticed the same thing. It feels like a Mac. If Apple produced a quality digital camera, it would be the 20D. Readers agreed. Mostly.
Do Mac users live in a fantasy land? Some readers thought so following the entry on Why Apple Does Not Fear Microsoft, Dell.
“Apple can provide you with such an integrated and seemingly mystical experience because they make everything. this doesn’t have anything to do with good design or Steve Jobs having wam fuzzy feelings for each Apple customer.
It has to do with the the fact that it’s very simple to design one thing for one need. manufacturers on the PC side have to deal with hundreds of possible situations and come up with contingencies – a.k.a. the real world. the solutions are not always elegant, because the real world is not always elegant.”
“Apple, on the other hand, maintains absolute control over everything – including their resellers, their hardware, the majority of the software that most Mac users run each day. they’ve made it easy for themselves. as long as consumers can buy into the Apple fantasy, sure, they might have a better experience, but it’s not because Apple cares – it’s because they’re a dictatorship. “
Many readers thought our entry on Weather utilities was very handy. There’s no shortage of weather and there’s no shortage of Mac utilities to tell us what the weather is, regardless of where we are.
To start the week, Tera wrote an obviously satirical piece on Microsoft’s “plans” to defeat Apple, iPod, iTunes, iTMS, and Mac OS X. Many readers didn’t pick up on the satire and told us so. However, some Mac users “got it”.
“Tera, I thought this was an effective and thought-provoking satire. It is interesting to contemplate that Microsoft does not yet perceive Apple as a danger, and as far as we know is not taking the type of drastic steps you dramatize. They should, but it would not change the fact that inevitably they will lose market share. In your fantasy, Microsoft comes off as a much more in touch and effective company than they are in real life.”
“It will probably hit them that they were too complacent at this critical juncture when it is far too late to do anything about it; Microsoft is not know for its corporate “agility”.” “To some of those who responded, I say: lighten up. I guess some people have a hard time dealing with being fooled for any length of time, as well as some of the harsh truths that are pointed out here. I have to remind myself that some people just don’t have a sense of humor.”
And the final note from reader “throb.”
Or, put a stick up it it. Or something like that. This was the biggest week for comments yes. And, yes, we read them all. Feedback or Comments.