I remember when MP3 players started to get big. Apple wasn’t a contender in the market. They were busy mopping up the iMac. This was a ludicrious product that was a throwback to the mac classic. Little power, and no floppy drive. In fact Apple was slowly working itself into oblivion. I was fine with that, they charge too much for hardware, they have only a handful of software programs, and it's too simple to be called a computer. As I'm fond of saying 'Apples are computers for people who don't like computers.' But they’ve duped people into believing its worth more, because it’s Apple. And people love them for it!
Then the iPod appeared.
It’s not the fact that is so clean and simple, like every other Apple product. It defies complexity. Steve Jobs never bought into one of my favorite quotes
"Never make anything simple and efficient when a way can be found to make it complex and wonderful”It works, and apparently it works well. There are ten thousand accessories for it, and I love accessories. Plus you can get it in black, what more could you ask for?
So here I am at an impasse, I’ve hated Apple for so long, how could I own an Apple product and live with myself? I mean they’re easily the most popular MP3 player; you can watch movies on them, and there are plenty of 3rd party programs to bypass Apples' inane socialist restrictions for MP3 copying. I’ve seen other players that are much less expensive, work better with PCs, they even have white ear buds. But at the end of those white ear buds lies a sham. A pile of fools gold.
I’m not sure I can even explain this. It’s like buying generic cereal. It tastes very similar, it’s much more reasonably priced, but it comes in a bag, with no propaganda or puzzles, and I know I’m putting inferior coco-bombs in my mouth.