Monday, November 14, 2016

Macs are like Sushi

I've always been a Windows user. The first version I had in my Desktop was 3.1 and, until Windows XP, I kept up to date. Windows 95, then 98, then XP. With Windows XP, I stopped the upgrade process. No Windows Vista or Windows Seven. Why? Well, I use a PC to perform some task. So, if Windows XP was providing me everything I needed to be productive, why go to Windows Vista or Seven? Just because "You should always upgrade"? I didn't. I kept using Windows XP until Windows 8.1 because I didn't feel the need to change. I was productive with Windows XP.

With Macs it's the same thing: every time I have a task to do and I try to use a Mac, my rhythm slows down and I get irritated pretty fast because I'm taking so much time to perform simple things. But it should be fine because I'm not an experienced Mac user and I don't know the shortcuts nor the intrinsics of the Apple world. And quickly the Windows Vista and Seven Syndrome comes to my mind: Why? Why should I adapt? I'm productive using Windows, so why go through the learning curve to perform the same tasks? "Because the Macs are better", they say. Are they? I've been in these type of discussions a million times. Some will tell you that Volkswagen is the best car manufacturer in the world. Others will argue it's Honda. Some will say Nike produces the best shoes, others will say Adidas. Is it .NET better than Java? You get the point...

The best laptop to me is the one that allows me to be more effective and efficient. That's it.

Mac and Sushi

So, bottom line: Macs are like Sushi. Some people like it, love it. Others don't. The ones that do like Sushi will argue that you never tasted really good Sushi and they know "a place" that will make you like it. It never happens. I like other food. It's "Ok" to like sushi. It's "Ok" to like other food. It's pointless to discuss why you don't eat Sushi. It's pointless to discuss why you don't like Macs.

Notes: This post could be "Windows is like sushi." And I do like iPhones.