Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I'm Taylor and I'm a Mac.
I grew up as a PC user like most people do. My schools always had PCs and that's what I became computer literate on, so because of that, I'm sure, I saw Macintosh computers as these difficult, uncomfortable things with only one inefficient button on the mouse.
Near the end of high school I started dating a girl who's dad was a graphic designer and their whole family was thoroughly indoctrinated in the Apple cult. Not just because of them but because of a lot of people who derive a sense of superiority from their computer choice, I was more turned off towards Macs. I just thought it was a computer and acting like a snob because other people like the PC operating system is, at best, silly.
When we put together Quiet Company, I needed a new computer for recording demos and live tracks and by this time I had softened to the idea of a Mac because I'd noticed that that was the computer of choice for just about everyone with creativity based careers. So I got a Mac but I never got snobby about it, though I was/am very happy with my choice. So for a few years now, I've been exclusively using a Mac, rarely operating a PC. But when I started this job I found myself using one everyday. Its a Dell desktop and I hate it. I hate it so much. It gets viruses and crashes or freezes, it runs ridiculously slow and will only load about half the pictures online, and its processing power is such that watching a simple video is a harrowing affair. I still don't understand the elitism that is the Macintosh Cult but at the same time I will probably never ever buy another PC. And if I could get away with it, I'd probably punch holes in this one.