Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sad State of Experience: Computers

My sister-in-law is about to embark on the arduous journey of law school and doesn't know what computer to buy. Just what we needed, I know, another sister-in-law. But even budding-lawyers need a bit of compassion when it comes to choosing a computer to accompany them on their pilgrimage towards something society loathes.

How is it that this decision is still so complicated in 2008? It's not complicated for complex reasons, but for basic ones you would think they would have solved by now. Which computer is reliable? What do I do if it crashes? It's not about features and innovations that make the experience better, but which one won't blue-screen as fast as the other one. I guess the more we move our assets to the web, the less we will care about these unreliable input devices.

Computers suck. Shes buying a Mac.

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