Product Type: Apple in Misc Systems
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Breeding the Apple Culture
Member Name: 1st2thebar
Date: 12/07/10, updated on 12/07/10 (54 review reads)
Advantages: Gives the analogy Apple users are superior
Disadvantages: Expensive habit if you're a true member of the 'Apple Culture.'
In the beginning, while new decades first open their baby eyes and enter the time of 'hope' and 'prosperity,' remarkable innovation occurs. I'm referring to the dawning of vibrant chapters in modern history that helped shape the developed world we know today; it nearly always began at the start of a fresh decade. Something the government has been blind to when they talk avidly about 'Austerity.'
The birth of 'innovative' businesses embarked originally on poor economic landscapes, but were seen as beacons of hope and a vision of the future; no talk of 'Austerity;' passed their lips; only strategic planning armed with enthusiastic boldness, that in-turn can lift a concept vision into the stratosphere. - Apple, achieved it, and the developed world needs another revolutionary vision to lift itself out of defeatism and debt. - The concerns are the 1980's were not influenced by global events as they are now. So, you could almost guarantee by steadfast pioneering and a strong ethic the business would be successful; unlike the precarious world markets that has rocked the developed nations to the core, of recent. Yet *we* still need that belief that 'prosperity' will walk these shores 'now,' 'today,' grasping a full blooded commitment. Apple had that luxury; it'll be intolerably unfair to stop innovation that is our future today.
Being fascinatingly impressed on how an 'off white' box that weighs the same as a 'calf,' could rest on flimsy work areas without crumbling the table leg fibres, is a feat in itself. Defying Physics in this manner surely was 'Godly' in my eyes, though I did walk slowly past my Father's 'Apple' workstations and others just in case. I didn't want to break the spell. I heard my Father lovingly say to my Mother: "He was impeccably behaved, quiet and conscientious, where people were working; he was almost tip-toeing." Oddly enough, I seemed to treat computerised objects there-on in, with respect. I drew many times the 'Apple' logo in different shades of colours and hues, each colour meaning something. - Of course the reasoning behind the big influx of 'Apple' workstations was due to the 'rainbow coloured' branding, and probably more importantly the gob-smacking, drop-jaw, interface that interactively moved the 'arrow' whenever you wanted it to, and furthermore if the 'return button' was pressed on an item, another screen visual would appear; exciting times.
Keyboard/Clicking reminds me of an 'apple being crunched.'
In my progressive learning spurt, I was allowed to carefully dust the workstations monitor, so long I didn't touch anything important like the keyboard. I gingerly approached the small monitor's as if they were animals in a zoo, and bravely touched the binocular styled screens and instantly made a mess with my greasy paws, the first time round. The monitor's were twelve inches square, and had a green haze at the edging. I initially felt the monitors were corroding due to my interference. I had lots to learn.
What was nevertheless evident was the 'Apple' brand knew how to capture an audience. Their products reeked of intimate interaction with the user and model wise seemed happy to work as your partner; not too much whirring complaining compared to the PC, whenever a deed had to be done. Even the sound of the keyboard seemed friendlier an arousing hollow noise when pressed, I use to think the sound resembled a 'bite into an apple.' - I couldn't think that was Apples model maker's intention but having an imagination, I guess helped the future sales of 'Apples Macintosh' as it was 'the' computer for the 'designer.' Its model looks and sprightly interface aesthetics got many creative people salivating; once you've had a 'Mac' you won't go back.' - 'Apple' had their customer based hooked, even though in the 1990's they're productivity waned somewhat, Apple had bigger markets to embrace. Their vision never lost focus. It was a period where the 'Personal Computer,' also incorporated a user-friendly interface, thanks to Windows 95; another phase of 'interface revolution' had emerged and the PC had gone global. MicroSoft had now into poll position succumbing to 'Apple styled' icon identities, they obviously enrolled in the aesthetic classes that 'Apple' had started. Suddenly overnight, the computer revolution had changed its landscape. IBM, became a side-show and all the talk was about one man, 'computer geeky man' Bill Gates, the CEO of MicroSoft.
"Once you had a Mac, you won't go back"
Admirably, because 'Apple' was borne out of 'Austerity' and in a period of 'mediocrity,' hence, the drawing board is not alien to the brand; their strategy remained true to 'Macintosh;' a mix of component knowledge were 'not sold off;' to the nearest offer, to competitors. Ethics and loyalty bred deep within the firm, even when in the lesser profiteering days the pressures of merging with other computer manufacturers to run their operating system was inevitable. Windows had a 'ready-made system' that ultimately left 'Apple' in the cold. In return 'Apple' determined not to water-down their prize asset the 'Mac' was playing from the 'base-line;' just to keep in the market-place. What 'Apple' did have was a 'die-hard' customer base; predominantly technical clients with a flair for design and beauty. 'Apple' occupied practically every digital publisher in the Capital and was supremely lucrative in other major cities who claim to be 'mini London Agency clones.' Desktop Publishing technology *saved* in my opinion, 'Apples' financial credibility. The niche market survived and created the entity we know as the 'Apple Culture.' These are cloned individuals who only buy 'Apple' products; they treat the phenomenon like an 'exclusive club.' Our British computer purists claimed that 'Apple' wasn't just a well-oiled brand, but a lifestyle choice. And it is not cheap.
I worshipped a 'StarMax' 'Apple' system - MacOS 7.6 That lasted until the twenty first century 'just' and then it was a spent force. It proved to me that the 'Millennium bug' was only a scare-mongering quip, with no fundamental basis. Anyhow, the reassuring matter at the time from the 'village of 'Apple' was all 'Mac Users' who lived for the quirky world of glossy logos and sublime 'drag and drop' interfaces will be exempt from the bug; because the integral counters (for nasty bugs and sorts) had already been catered for, according to experts who religiously wrote praising the 'almighty Mac;' If a plague of locusts descended, I still feel that the same individuals would 'praise the Apple' and claim it was all dealt with in the 'Apple platform script.'
"We knew it was coming, only PC users will be giveth the wraith of nasty bugs."
Incredibly, I did feel slightly smug knowing via the 'script of Apple the almighty,' ie - (Mac User magazine) The Mac was bug untouchable. I even, at times gave out advice to PC Users who shamefully banged their heads onto their desks for two minutes, because they've just ordered five PC workstations and the year 2000 was only two months away. I apologise sincerely for any sleepless nights, but I was quoting from the 'book of the almighty Apple.' I was only a follower, spreading the 'word of Apple scriptures.' Of course, 'Apple' needed some much warranted good fortune to stop the PC juggernaut; they seemed compatible with every kind of software manufacturer in the West. - The only game I seemed to be compatible with was a game called 'Riven,' it had six disks all in a box-set! Quite honestly it was a real brain teaser. My lobes ached shamefully at trying to save, the gorgeous 3D princess, who was sleeping in a tower, amongst thousands of circling crows. I failed; but the graphics were remarkable. The sound of crickets and metal clanking tattooed into my memory. It was imperative that I sold the game; never again.
Going back to my roots, I can see why 'Apple' has had such influences on me. The iPhones and all the products that have been introduced from hours of painstakingly working through scripts and creating innovative 'apps' that today has made 'Apple' the ultimate machine for new visions and devices. Yes, the business has grown into many digital avenues and in each avenue there is beautifully crafted visions has been brought to life. Designers have breathed, eaten and slept, 'Apple' devices and 'apps;' for a whole generation. Since the enigmatic Steve Job returned to the 'Apple' yard in the latter 1990's; the creativity has flooded out of the 'Apple' doors into the consumers lap.
What has made an impact this last week amidst the 'World Cup' razzmatazz; has been the opening of one of the most innovative buildings in the East, in nearby Shanghai, it is called the 'Apple Centre'. All in the same week, China has lifted the 'Google' embargo. This isn't a coincidence. Many businesses are part of the 'Apple pie' is continuing its journey for world domination. However, keep your feet on the ground; 'Apple' is by no means perfect.
Summary: Apple and you know it - clap your prams
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