are laptops built and sold by Apple. They have very
limited resources, are incapable of running software, and are priced
first born child. Lots of 'shiny' effects, bells and whistles decorate the mac OS. The good news is they look cool. The bad news is that
it doubles the cost of the laptop.
See, when you buy a Mac, you're not just buying
. You're buying
an IMAGE. A Personality. Something THAT WILL
SHOW THE WORLD HOW AWESOME YOU ARE.
It's interesting to notice the laptop types when moving
from major to major in a university. For example, in the Computer
Science department, about half
the people use Linux, half
use Windows. In the Engineering and Math departments, about
a fourth use Linux, and 3 quarters use Windows. In the Geology
department (see Rocks for Jocks) Macs are predominant, with a slight sprinkling of Windows thrown in. In Business (Douchology) and the Liberal Arts (sponsored by your
chapter!) classes I've taken, I've yet to see a single non-Apple product.
So, as you can clearly see, the amount
of Macs bought
by a population sample is inversely proportional to that
sample's knowledge of computers and technology.
Macbooks are like Linux, without the free.
Business Major: Brah I bought
a Mac! I'm gonna get so wasted with it! and then have
sex with it!
Liberal Arts Major: Ohhhh, that is, like, soooo cool. I, like, got a Mac too. It cost three
times as much
as a Windows computer, but isn't it, like, so preeeettty??