Seems there are some out there who don’t like Macs. I think I’ve had more comments left in response to my last post here than any of the others, and I’m worried that it’s turning into an argument! So I wish to clear things up a bit.

Firstly, I like Macs. Whether anyone else agrees with me is beside the point. In my opinion (note – opinion, not proven global fact), Mac OSX looks nicer than Windows XP, but this of course is a personal preference thing. I’m afraid I’m one of those people who like things to look nice, out-and-out performance isn’t actually high on my list of priorities. As for graphics capability, Macs have traditionally been used in design because traditionally they have been better. Things may well be changing, but at the moment you will still find that professional designers are still using Macs. So there. I have nothing against PCs, you understand, I’m sure that in terms of performance they are still more on the cutting edge because they have access to the latest technology. But Apple seems to have cornered the market with innovation – from what I understand, Microsoft is still trying to put together a search facility that can match the power of Spotlight, which ships as standard with OSX Tiger. And yes, I know Google and MSN do versions of that search functionality, but Apple got it first. Side by side, my Mac works faster than my PC. I have yet to find anything for my Mac to do that it can struggle with, which is more than can be said for my PC.

Anyway, I’m going to shut up about all this now, and stop defending my corner. And if anyone else has anything to say, I’m just going to ignore it. So there.

In other news, I went to Canvey Island today. I was giving my housemate a lift to meet someone in Basildon, and afterwards we drove down to the sea front at Canvey Island and looked out at the Thames, and then had our packed tea in the car while playing The Vicar’s Cat! I was surprised how flat it all is, and how far below sea level, too. It just all seems wrong to me, I’m used the to coastline being all hills and cliffs where I come from, and it seemed odd to be able to look in 360 degrees and not see any hills at all!

Categories: Miscellaneous


Phill · 3 October 2005 at 8:46 am

Yah-boo sucks to Macs! :p … and that’s all I’m going to say on the matter 🙂

Joe B · 4 October 2005 at 8:44 am

I think Macs are great – especially living in Manchester. They keep you warm and dry when it’s cold and wet. Mine even looks quite cool with it’s black Sith lord hoodie effect. Mine works very well and doesn’t annoy me half as much as my PC. So, in conclusion … Yay, Macs!

Alex · 4 October 2005 at 9:31 am

What’s the Vicars cat got to do with this?

Dad · 4 October 2005 at 5:26 pm

Speaking as a professional designer with 19 years experience with Macs, I can confirm that the design industry, reprographics and printing trades still regard the Mac as the best tool for the job. I deal with printers and studios across the UK and few, if any, use PCs for high-end graphics work. IMHO, Macs rule!

A-M · 6 October 2005 at 5:21 pm

Alex, you’ve never paid the Vicar’s Cat before. Shame. You get a lovely sound if done properly. Something a between a violin and a cat and nine tails.

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