After stomping all over Apple in a previous post for what I maintain are completely stupid problems with their website and receiving a flood of angry emails* from Apple fanatics drunk from the broth of marketing genious, I will grant Apple these points:
- They do have beautiful and large product photography.
- Putting a handle on a laptop is absolutely brilliant.
Apple fanatics are almost to the point where I wouldn't want to be seen using a Mac for the same reason I wouldn't want to be seen in a Porsche. The reason being that people would natually assume I use the product in an attempt to project certain stereotypes. In the case of the Porsche: I'm a cocky rich bastard with more money than I deserve. In the case of Macs: I'm a fancy-pants graphic designer and I went to @$%#ing art school.
For the record, I am not above lusting after after material goods or using products to impress people. For example, I want a Silicon Graphics 550 and an Audi A6 so people will know how smart and sophisticated I am.
* Only one nutty email was received and it was from someone I already know. I also received one positive email.