asher63 (asher63) wrote,

"I already have mobile devices. I want a computer. Remember those?"

My descent (or return?) to the PC began a few years ago, when Apple dropped “Computer” from its name. Red flag number one. Apple mobile products were flying off shelves, and you’d have to be living under a rock to not know that it was becoming filthy rich because of it – in fact, they have more cash to spend than the US government. [That's not saying much. - a63] The MacBook Air was released in 2008, and later received an upgrade “inspired by the iPad and iPhone”. Red flag number two. Mountain Lion continues the trend of features flowing backward from mobile devices to computers, with features like iMessage, the increasingly cluttered and useless notification center, and full-screen apps. But some of these features aren’t as useful on the desktop. ...'

I'm also finding I am getting glutted with mobile devices, and getting less and less interested in them. I want a computer that does the things I expect a computer to do, and I am getting tired of having to re-train myself every time they come out with a spiffy new operating system. And don't get me started on my new(ish) Android Galaxy.

Or maybe I'm just getting old.

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