After so many years of "cool stuff" from Apple and all the great software for the Mac, it's just plain gotten boring. The last time I got really excited about something for the Mac was the public beta release of OSX. And even then, we had so many articles, reviews and hype leading up to it that it was almost a let down.<br><br>I remember the day when each new Photoshop or Illustrator release brought some really cool new filters or abilities, when each new System upgrade brought new features that we never saw before, and when each new hardware update was dramatic speed increases, if not a totally new architecture.<br><br>I guess I'm spoiled now, because not much impresses me anymore. Nothing Apple has done since OSX's intro has made me say WOW, it all gets very old, very quick. This isn't to say I don't think they are doing some great things, but I guess I just expect that now, and nothing really has the WOW factor for me anymore. I haven't found a feature in any software in the last several years that was "too sweet to pass up buying."<br><br><br>Visit Me At My .Mac Site
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#57794 - 04/13/0303:58 AMRe: The Mac gets boring quick...
it is so easy to become jaded to technological advances now a days cause it seams they happen all the time, and if you are not paying attention you totally get passed by, and when finally do see it, its too late cause something else has already come along and passed it.<br><br>
Brother.....I was thinking the same thing the other day. <br><br>I love my Mac, but here is how I feel right now:<br><br>--I am bored with iTunes. I've never gotten used to this whole Library thing, where every song is in one giant playlist and you're supposed to pick songs out of that for playlists. I miss the hierarchal listings in Soundjam. <br><br>--I am tired of OS X. I am sure 10.3 will address many of these issues, but I am sick of the Help Viewer being slow as molasses, and I see the spinning beachball way too much in general. I am tired of the stuttering system sounds since 10.2 that have still not been fixed. <br><br>--As much as I hate to say this, and I will always own a Mac, but it seems like certain parts of the Macintosh universe are getting smaller.<br><br>--All Apple advertising is terrible. Since the return of Steve Jobs in 1997 up until maybe the Yao Ming and Mini-Me Powerbook ad, all of the Apple ads have sucked.<br><br>I think Apple has done a good thing with the stores, and I think their hardware is decent right now, with the exception of the Motoslowa G4. <br><br>Again, I love the Mac...but I am beyond bored. <br><br>
I've hit the wall on my Mac and OS X. While I've worked with PC's at work, it's been a solid three or four years since I've used a PC at home for any serious work. I've had some "throw aways" here and there but they quickly went away after a few days.<br><br>Now, I've got a need for a high end PC workstation running AutoCad and Cool Edit Pro. I've forgotten just how good a workstation PC can be. The Dell is loaded with Windows 2000 Professional a fair amount of RAM and an 18 GIG scsi drive and it works great.<br><br>AutoCad flies on the machine as does Cool Edit. Of course I'll stick with my Mac for Pro Tools, but I agree. It has become rather boring. <br><br>
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Although all of those things are true, they seem to be only minor and temporary problems. I think Apple has a very good future, and hopefully will continually amaze us with new and unusual things for years to come.<br><br>
"--All Apple advertising is terrible. Since the return of Steve Jobs in 1997 up until maybe the Yao Ming and Mini-Me Powerbook ad, all of the Apple ads have sucked."<br><br>Apple ads are directed towards you (well, the TV ones aren't) - they're directed towards those who have never used or owned a Mac. The switcher ads may have been boring, but they worked. I hear from switchers all the time, and they refer to themselves as "switchers". Before that ad campaign, it was rare to hear from a PC user coming to the Mac at all.<br><br>
I guess that is why I like keeping my old Macs around and going. It is kind of fun (and cheap) to hack an old Color Classic or fiddling with an old PowerBook. Probably the gadget lover in me but it keeps me interested.<br><br>
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