P.C.’s Versus Apple Computers

A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away I was a devoted member of the Apple Computer cult. I was a dyed-in-the-wool Kool-aid drinking guarantor of the superiority of Apple computers versus a P.C. At that time I couldn’t stand to use a P.C. It was an affront against my sensibilities.

And it was with the greatest of reluctance that I eventually switched my home unit to a P.C. I remember telling myself that it was a temporary move that was due to price and market conditions. It was little consolation, but it really was something that I had little choice over.

Now here I am a decade or so later and I find that I am in a position in which I use both an Apple and a P.C. on a daily basis. The Apple faithful won’t like what I have to say, but I find that the Apple doesn’t thrill me the way that it used to. It may look cool and in some areas it might have genuine superiority over the P.C. but it just doesn’t do all that much for me anymore.

In fact I find that there are a number of tiny details that it falls short. Some of that might be due to some technical issues in which the software developers have focused on the P.C. world as they have the larger market share, but I find that to be little consolation.

You know what this feels like? It is like getting the chance to go back and date the one that got away only to find out that she smells like rotting flesh. You couldn’t find a better combination of shock and awe. The problem is that in this case shock and awe are situated on the island of despair and disappointment.

Dick Tracy Never Had It So Good

Imagine what it would be like if you could view your favorite full-length film while in the comfort of your office chair, riding on the train, waiting at the doctor’s office, or even while waiting in line at the coffee shop! Your colleagues will want to share the headphones with you on your next plane ride. Your friends and family will be eager to spend time with you so they can catch a glimpse of the coolest watch on the market: The Home Theater Watch.

Just like the name suggests, The Home Theater Watch is designed to give you the experience of a home theater with the functionality of a watch. This means that you can tell time and watch your favorite movie right from your very own wrist. Complete strangers will be in awe as they stand in line with complete boredom at the Department of Motor Vehicles and you are watching the latest releases on your wrist.

It is an interesting idea but I would think that the screen size is prohibitive.

Do You Know Anything About Camcorders?

I am going to try and utilize the wisdom of the crowds. I have a seven year-old Sony camcorder that still works.

However, I would like to upgrade to a smaller model that uses digital technology. So I am curious to see if anyone has any opinions/suggestions to make about a new camcorder.

Ideally I think that I am looking for one that records onto a DVD or is easily transferred to a DVD. Beyond that it would be nice to have one that doesn’t weigh 10 pounds and has a decent zoom on it.

The floor is now open. I look forward to reading your replies.