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Apple – Switch – Real Stories

These are the “Switch” stories at Apple’s site — stories of people switching from using PC’s to using Macs. All well and good….

….why are they causing such an emotional reaction from me? I’m reading one and nearly start bawling. What the fuck is going on here? Is it that touching to me….what? No. No no no no. No.

I mean, that’s nice and all….no, wait. What the fuck? REALLY. Sorry — I can’t even express to you how freakish this is. How bizarre it is to find yourself….

I’m sick. I don’t own my own head today. It’s not my fault. It’s not me in here for real. It’s not really happening.

Doo doo doo doo. Okay, let’s go onto something else. Yeah.

Really like my hair this short.

so the other day, i get home and move the mouse on the computer, bringing it back to life. there is a dilogue box waiting for me. it reads:

“The last few times your computer went into standby mode, it stopped responding. Would you like to prevent your computer from going into standby mode in the future? Yes/No”

This is the equivilent of:

Man: Doc, it hurts when I go like this.

Doc: Then don’t do that.

Microsoft has adopted the old “then don’t do that” method of troubleshooting. I imagine future dialogue boxes.

“Your computer crashed the last 3 times you tried to read email. Would you like to discontinue the reading of email on your computer?”

“Each of the five previous attempts to burn a CD with this machine have failed. Shall we remove your CD burner?”

“Every time you send your resume out, you get rejected. Would you like to uninstall Microsoft Word?”

And so on, and so forth, until the gray plastic box becomes simply a gray plastic box.

“I noticed you tripped over your computer 6 of the last 23 times you entered the room. Would you like me to disintigrate the box?”

Oh, yes please. I wish it would ask me if I wanted to install a real OS on my machine….