The in crowd

posted by Jeff | Monday, October 1, 2007, 11:50 PM | comments: 14



October 2, 2007, 3:55 AM #

How did I know you would blog that?

Too cool, too cool.



October 2, 2007, 3:58 AM #

And Jeff is personally responsible for converting 65 of them.


October 2, 2007, 4:29 AM #

Wow, that's impressive.


October 2, 2007, 4:30 AM #

No wonder why I couldn't find any macbook pros in stock last month!


October 2, 2007, 5:08 AM #

I've been weeping openly for the past 10 minutes after seeing such a beautiful sight. Apple's day has finally arrived.


October 2, 2007, 2:13 PM #

Yeah offs.


October 2, 2007, 9:30 PM #

Whatever Mr. "I'm going to buy another LCD TV."


October 2, 2007, 10:39 PM #

They are in now, but the "real world" is harsh and with rare exception has little use for such things - regardless of efficient and hardy operation.

Of course, through necessity, like so many others, I am a drone within the Windows machine.

When Apple decides to focus on true enterprise solutions, create a desktop that is tailored to business needs, and has affordable notebooks that do more than make nice media (a port replicator/docking station would be nice too) then the "real world" may actually embrace them.

Plus, the photo looks like a bad photoshop job.


October 2, 2007, 10:45 PM #

Actually, the Digg comments indicated it's a university where the students are required to have a Mac, so it is in fact real.

There isn't anything a Mac can't do, and in fact I can do more at home with my Macs than anything on a Windows box, and most of that is without buying anything extra. And the hardware is nicer too. :) Apple still isn't targeting the corporate world, and I doubt they ever will because they don't want to turn their product into a cheap commodity. That doesn't mean they'll never be adopted though.

The docking station thing is the only really legitimate criticism I ever hear, but given how not-well the standard Dell docks work (or don't work), I don't know that Dell is adding any value in the first place. Someone in my team inevitably has to reboot daily after docking or undocking.


October 3, 2007, 12:21 AM #

Mizzou requires their students to have a mac? What's the story behind that?


October 3, 2007, 1:48 AM #

What's the point of a dock?


October 3, 2007, 2:24 AM #

Port replication with quick connect/disconnect.


October 3, 2007, 3:40 PM #

I actually heard recently that some schools are requiring Macs. I have a cousin whose daughter just started at the University of Findley and a Mac was the requirement. Since the life span of a PC is 18-24 months (for most people) starting with a Mac isn't detrimental to entering the real world. I just hope these people realize that unless they are in the creative arts (I use this loosely), it is much more likely that their work computer will be a Windows based PC.

On a personal level I don't have a strong opinion either way. At work my experience with Windows XP Pro have been positive. I could not tell you the last time my machine required a reboot for anything other than a routine Windows update, and those seem to be rare. Maybe I am the exception. I do have to reboot my home notebook on occasion, but that's because I did something stupid at some point and Acrobat Reader hoses up my memory or because my wonderful Time Warner broadband circuit drops.

I am not a big Dell fan. My kids have Dell PCs but that's because they are kids and they were cheap. Every notebook I have ever had (my wife too) personally or from work, has been an HP/Compaq. These seem to work very well and I loved my docking station.

I will be getting a new one for work soon and hopefully the company will continue to purchase HP notebooks - my desktop is a Dell. No problems, but not my favorite.


October 3, 2007, 4:47 PM #

I've had a Sony, HP and Dell notebooks. The Dell was actually the least offensive. My MacBook Pro is my favorite computer ever, for its form factor and for OS X.

It's not a disservice to use a Mac, regardless of what profession you go into. Windows, and most software in general, isn't hard to figure out. It's just that using a Mac is so much easier and transparent to doing normal everyday things. That is why people love them I'd much.

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