Apple Product

Posted by The World According to Marc on January 29, 2004
I have to agree with <a href="http://www.kstati.com/tabula/archive/2004/01/28/1106.aspx" target=_blank>Peter Rysavy</a> on the overall quality of <a href="http://www.apple.com/" target=_blank>Apple</a>’s products. They make very nice equipment that just seems to work. I should disclose that my first home PC was an Apple (<a href="http://members.aol.com/ljsilicon/" target=_blank>Apple ][ Forever</a>) and my first real career in computers was as an Apple Macintosh technician. So I obviously hold a bias towards them (and an unnatural distain for <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Sculley" target=_blank>John Sculley</a>, but that is another topic altogether). There are plenty of things I dislike about their products. But compared to what comes out of Hewlett Packard/Compaq/DEC/We-Buy-Everyone, Gateway, and Dell? Those bozos are enough to drive even <a href="http://www.acahome.org/deus/peter/peter.jpg" target=_blank>Saint Peter</a> to curse for a month. But alas, I’m far to infatuated with .NET to ever make the switch. C# is literally the most fun I’ve had in years. And a developer I really appreciate the effort Microsoft puts into support us. Apple can’t hold a candle to Microsoft in this regard. The real question is what to do if Microsoft decides to support .NET on the Macintosh platform. Dare I dream?