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i've caught a few of the apple "switch" commercials and found them mildly interesting, since i've recently purchased an ibook after years of tolerating having a wintel box as my primary computer.

i probably wouldn't have thought twice about the ads until i noticed aaron adams' website [ which looks like it's down as i type this post ] and damon wright's weblog . perhaps i'm showing the true depths of my superdorkness, but i was thoroughly fascinated to read about these guys' real life experiences and how freakishly similar some of the parallels were to my own life.

"hey!" i thought. "these guys really are just like me."

well. unfortunately, i didn't realize just how true that thought could be :

"The bad news is that Apple couldn't have picked a starker collection of life's losers with which to promote the Macintosh.

Here in unforgiving relief are a collection of scarred, terrified refugees from life - for whom the computer is alternately a punishment surrogate, a child substitute or a masturbation object. "

"These people are so freaky that if one sat next to you on the bus, you'd suddenly find yourself wondering if walking home might be an altogether less traumatic option."

great. and yes, my wife does find this all very, very amusing.

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6/20/2002 10:23:00 PM 0 comments


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