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Tamer Brad
May 25, 2005, 02:02 AM
Okay. So I'd never even touched a Mac in the past ten years or so. However, lately, I decided to get a new laptop. Based on word of mouth alone, I plan on getting an iBook.

My girlfriend and I were out shopping today (I was looking for platform boots), and I saw a giant white apple logo. "Holy ****, they have an Apple Store here!" And with that I ran off.

Well, the store was awfully empty looking, but I suppose that goes along with Apple's minimalism. I practically lunged at the 12" iBook that I was planning on getting. Sexy machine, I must admit ... though I really had no idea how to use the OS yet, so I was so confused ^^; Will they teach me the basics of the OS if I ask them? Keyboard was nice, but a bit different layout than I'm used to ... I'm sure I could adapt in a few days. OS X is Jesus-looking. Love the dock.

And then I saw it ... that monstrous 20" iMac. That giant behemoth of a machine that I want to have sex with. My girlfriend was actually scared of the thing. I also got the chance to use the Apple one button mouse, I LOVE it, definitely getting one.

And believe it or not, this was also my first time seeing an iPod. I ... I'm in love. It's so beautiful and smooth to the touch.

These bastards are going to take all my money.

mad jew
May 25, 2005, 02:11 AM
Stand back people, he's got the bug!

Tamer Brad, I know exactly how you feel. :(

pimentoLoaf
May 25, 2005, 02:50 AM
Having sex with your iMac? Make sure to get this:

http://www.iskin.com/protouch_xt.html

and this:

http://iklear.klearscreen.com/

:D

mfacey
May 25, 2005, 02:54 AM
Okay. So I'd never even touched a Mac in the past ten years or so. However, lately, I decided to get a new laptop. Based on word of mouth alone, I plan on getting an iBook.

My girlfriend and I were out shopping today (I was looking for platform boots), and I saw a giant white apple logo. "Holy ****, they have an Apple Store here!" And with that I ran off.

Well, the store was awfully empty looking, but I suppose that goes along with Apple's minimalism. I practically lunged at the 12" iBook that I was planning on getting. Sexy machine, I must admit ... though I really had no idea how to use the OS yet, so I was so confused ^^; Will they teach me the basics of the OS if I ask them? Keyboard was nice, but a bit different layout than I'm used to ... I'm sure I could adapt in a few days. OS X is Jesus-looking. Love the dock.

And then I saw it ... that monstrous 20" iMac. That giant behemoth of a machine that I want to have sex with. My girlfriend was actually scared of the thing. I also got the chance to use the Apple one button mouse, I LOVE it, definitely getting one.

And believe it or not, this was also my first time seeing an iPod. I ... I'm in love. It's so beautiful and smooth to the touch.

These bastards are going to take all my money.

Never seen an ipod? What rock have you been under for the past 5 years?!
:eek:

Tamer Brad
May 25, 2005, 03:05 AM
Never seen an ipod? What rock have you been under for the past 5 years?!
:eek:

I don't have friends who have money to be throwing at iPods! :p

MacTruck
May 25, 2005, 09:21 AM
This is the feeling I used to get going to Sharper Image back in the day. Now Radio shack has more high tech stuff than sharper image. The Apple store IS the NEW sharper image to me. I just love that place. Sales is all in the delivery baby.

zelmo
May 25, 2005, 09:28 AM
So, which Kool-Aid did they give you, the cherry or the grape flavored? ;)

I remember the first time I walked into an Apple Store. I was already a long time Mac user, but I was still blown away by all that Mac goodness on display in the clean style of the store. After living with CompUSA Mac "displays" for so long, it was a breath of fresh air.

iGary
May 25, 2005, 09:36 AM
I remember when I rediscovered Macs a few years ago (we had Macs when I was a kid).

I remember buying my Power Mac - the smell, the shiny doors, the vents.

Then a Cinema Display.

Then an iBook.

Then a G5 iMac.

Then a 20GB iPod.

Then a 40GB iPod photo........

Once they get you, it's all over.

They gave me the grape Kool-Aidô

timdeleware
May 25, 2005, 09:53 AM
i love to hear people being turned on by the one-button mouse

i keep getting scared they're gonna take it away

iGary
May 25, 2005, 09:57 AM
i love to hear people being turned on by the one-button mouse

i keep getting scared they're gonna take it away

They can have my one-button mouse when they pry it from my cold, dead hand.

(Thanks G. Gordon P-Diddy)

plinden
May 25, 2005, 09:59 AM
Never seen an ipod? What rock have you been under for the past 5 years?!
:eek:
Well, although I have obviously seen iPods, I hadn't touched one until my brother bought one about three months ago. Before that I was "yeah, yeah. What can it do that my walkman can't?"

As soon as I touched his, I was taken in by it's smooth good looks, surprisingly solid heft, the way it fitted my hand perfectly, the easy interface. I had to have one.

lordmac
May 25, 2005, 10:09 AM
And then I saw it ... that monstrous 20" iMac. That giant behemoth of a machine that I want to have sex with. My girlfriend was actually scared of the thing. I also got the chance to use the Apple one button mouse, I LOVE it, definitely getting one.


If you really want to see a machine behemoth of a machine check out one of the powermacs with a 30inch display hooked up to it. Sooo sexy those 30 inch displays, *drooooools* its quite possibly the sexiest piece of computer equipment i have ever see. I just want my local apple store to set up a powermac with two 30 inchers hooked up, as that would be *droooools some more* :D :p :D

OnaMacSince1989
May 25, 2005, 10:29 AM
If you really want to see a machine behemoth of a machine check out one of the powermacs with a 30inch display hooked up to it. Sooo sexy those 30 inch displays, *drooooools* its quite possibly the sexiest piece of computer equipment i have ever see. I just want my local apple store to set up a powermac with two 30 inchers hooked up, as that would be *droooools some more* :D :p :D

You should see this display playing an HD Movie Trailer via QuickTime 7 nearly full screen (have to upgrade to QT Pro to go completely full screen). Played the Batman Begins trailer on it the other day at my local store and WOW! Looks great on my 20" iMac too, but that 30" is piece of art! :p

MrSugar
May 25, 2005, 10:51 AM
Ah yes, the Apple bug...

First it was the Powerbook, what a great machine, I could use an ipod with this thing pretty well.

- 3rd gen 20 gig

then, I need more power...

- g5 dual 2ghz

then, hmm wireless airport you say

- airport express

nifty webcam, this thing is sweet!

- iSight

then, look, the 23" new CD is awful nice

- 1st 23"

then, time to upgrade ipod

- 4th gen 40 gig

then, whoop, I think I should get another display

- 2nd 23" CD


now I have no money left. Damn apple

Chrispy
May 25, 2005, 11:03 AM
I just got a Dual 2.0 PowerMac G5 yesterday to compliment the many macs I have owned in the last two years as a mac user and I must say that this machine is a work of art! The beauty of it left me speechless when I took the monster out of the box. I thought to myself "now THAT is a computer" haha. I took the side door off to have a peek inside and was greeted with a clear plastic cover that protects the insides and helps regulate airflow. Even the internal workings are a thing of beauty. Everything about this computer has that extra detail that sets it aprt from the others... all the way down to the power cord :p . I am in love with the look and feel of this computer... and what a speed demon it is too! I ordered another Gig of RAM for it just about an hour ago. I think I have finally, after going through many computers, found one I truely love. I hope it last me many many years :D

Tamer Brad
May 25, 2005, 11:14 AM
I really need an iPod now. I was very pleased with how it felt, especially the weight and the metal backing. The click wheel is nicer than I imagined.

And the one button mouse is SEX.

BrianKonarsMac
May 25, 2005, 11:16 AM
Never seen an ipod? What rock have you been under for the past 5 years?!
:eek:
i still remember when an airport employee asked me "what the hell is that?" in reference to my 1G 5gb iPod. :D

BrianKonarsMac
May 25, 2005, 11:16 AM
I really need an iPod now. I was very pleased with how it felt, especially the weight and the metal backing. The click wheel is nicer than I imagined.

And the one button mouse is SEX.
you do not like the one button mouse, trust me.

Xiabelle
May 25, 2005, 11:28 AM
All I can say is I'm glad that my office is likely moving before the Apple Store opens. I work right across the street from a mall -- seriously, I walk across the access road that surrounds it and through the new fancy restaurant courtyard and I'm there. apple store, 500 yards away, and visible as you walk in.

I'm saving up for a Powerbook, and in love with the imacs. Not in love with the mice, though, but that's because I have early stage RSI so need my split keyboards and nice supportive ergo mice. Even if the mice are cool as hell.

Tamer Brad
May 25, 2005, 12:00 PM
you do not like the one button mouse, trust me.

You are 100% WRONG.

xsedrinam
May 25, 2005, 12:03 PM
You're not really hooked until the muse of purchase and use of Macs goes beyond hormonal and gets in to your head. Now, that's love! :D
X

cubist
May 25, 2005, 12:05 PM
If you really want to see a machine behemoth of a machine check out one of the powermacs with a 30inch display hooked up to it. Sooo sexy those 30 inch displays, *drooooools* its quite possibly the sexiest piece of computer equipment i have ever see. I just want my local apple store to set up a powermac with two 30 inchers hooked up, as that would be *droooools some more* :D :p :D

NO! Don't even SUGGEST that people look at that 30" screen! I'm still in withdrawal after seeing a photo of how much information could be displayed on it. It's like getting out of your VW and noticing you've parked next to a Lamborghini... nothing will ever satisfy you again.

threeiz
May 25, 2005, 12:06 PM
I got my first mac last September an eMac 1.25 Ghz with 1GB RAM, an 80GB HD and a Superdrive. My previous computer was a piece of **** from PeoplePC which after a few hundred dollars in it had 256MB RAM, some firewire ports, and more than 12 GB, but it was a 366mhz celeron. I couldn't believe I was actually editing on it but once I finished it couldn't export crap, so when I started college at a community college to study film and was given a fee waiver and a full pell grant on top of my small 1100 scholarship I decided I should abuse the scholarship, and buy a mac that's how I got my eMac. Now I used to know my way around a PC unlike most who use them, I knew little tricks I knew the system as well as a non-programmer could but it was not easy to learn, the mac is simple it is clean everything is where it should be, most pc users get so mixed up in their files they have trouble finding their own dick. Put me on a pc now and it'll take me a few hours to remember little things, you would think I hadn't used one for four years.

Anyways so that is how and why I switched but beware your first apple product opens the door to a never-ending life as a sucker for their products.

My sister gets a U2 iPod for her birthday but the idiot who bought it somehow downloaded and erased the complete U2!!! So since her PC wasn't good enough to add music to the ipod I offered to give her my vast collection of music, that's when I first touched the iPod dear god how can there be such a thing, so beautiful, so small. So the following week my Pell Grant comes in and I guess you can figure out how that went.

So then the new eMac comes out and I admit it stung a little because for less than I paid more machine was being had, oh well...

I now have the urge to write but I hate paper and pens so I have the urge to type in the middle of the night, but I want to type in comfort so I decided it is time to get a laptop and with that I have signed up for extra summer classes in order for the government to give me the proper cash to pick up the upcoming release of the iBook and accessories. I feel the fever and it is contagious, my niece bought an iPod after me and my sister is planing on buying an eMac soon too.

P.S. Abusing the pell grant is not my fault they give me 4050 a year and enroll me in classes for free so all I need to buy is tokens for the subway and the textbooks I don't use. Only in America. :D

amholl
May 25, 2005, 12:23 PM
Having sex with your iMac? Make sure to get this:

http://www.iskin.com/protouch_xt.html

and this:

http://iklear.klearscreen.com/

:D


Always be protected when having sex :D

173080
May 25, 2005, 03:29 PM
I'm another victim of the Apple bug, and a damn happy one too. :D

By order of purchase:
- Apple Pro Keyboard. Best keyboard, ever.
- 15" PowerBook, SuperDrive. Best notebook, ever.
- Apple Bluetooth Mouse. One button rocks.
- iPod mini, Silver.
- Xserve G5. Best server, ever.
- Airport Express
- iMac G5
- Two 20" Aluminum ACDs. Most beautiful monitors, ever.
- Two Blue iPod minis, 6GB and 4GB.
- Mac mini

Apple has raised my standards regarding aesthetically pleasing electronics, not just in computers. I thought my PocketPC was good when I bought it (before I had a Mac) but now I can't help but notice that it is made from cheap plastic and there is no attention to detail. The same goes for visible cabling on a workstation which I didn't mind before I had a Mac, now I can't stand it.

ozone
May 25, 2005, 03:36 PM
Sex? Love? You people need to get out more...

wnameth
May 25, 2005, 03:41 PM
I'm another victim of the Apple bug, and a damn happy one too. :D

By order of purchase:
- Apple Pro Keyboard. Best keyboard, ever.
- 15" PowerBook, SuperDrive. Best notebook, ever.
- Apple Bluetooth Mouse. One button rocks.
- iPod mini, Silver.
- Xserve G5. Best server, ever.
- Airport Express
- iMac G5
- Two 20" Aluminum ACDs. Most beautiful monitors, ever.
- Two Blue iPod minis, 6GB and 4GB.
- Mac mini

Apple has raised my standards regarding aesthetically pleasing electronics, not just in computers. I thought my PocketPC was good when I bought it (before I had a Mac) but now I can't help but notice that it is made from cheap plastic and there is no attention to detail. The same goes for visible cabling on a workstation which I didn't mind before I had a Mac, now I can't stand it.

holy crap that is sweet, can your powerbook run both 20" displays, so thats
3 span monitor including the powerbook.

nice, i am very jealous of your Xserve as well, you must be making lots of cash!!!

quidire
May 25, 2005, 03:46 PM
P.S. Abusing the pell grant is not my fault they give me 4050 a year and enroll me in classes for free so all I need to buy is tokens for the subway and the textbooks I don't use. Only in America. :D

You are joking, right?

The US has the worst post-secondary (university) financial aid of any first world nation, by quite a margin. If you were in Denmark, you'd go to college for free as a matter of course and get a subsidy, no matter what college you went to. In the UK your top tuition would be the equivalent of $5k/yr, even at Oxford.

I'd imagine you are attending such-and-such State U, right? Because the Pell hardly covers all of Stanford's tuition.

-RS

173080
May 25, 2005, 03:52 PM
holy crap that is sweet, can your powerbook run both 20" displays, so thats
3 span monitor including the powerbook.

One monitor I use with the Mac mini and sometimes with my PowerBook (for Final Cut) and the other one I got for a friend, who also has a PowerBook to drive the display.

I can't stand the PowerBook and the Cinema Display side-by-side though, the image quality is so much better on the ACD that it makes the PowerBook screen seem weak. I prefer to run it in closed-lid mode.

sjpetry
May 25, 2005, 03:59 PM
Sex? Love? You people need to get out more...
Agreed.

TheMasin9
May 25, 2005, 04:11 PM
Never seen an ipod? What rock have you been under for the past 5 years?!
:eek:


No kidding

cgratti
May 25, 2005, 04:12 PM
And then I saw it ... that monstrous 20" iMac. That giant behemoth of a machine that I want to have sex with. My girlfriend was actually scared of the thing. I also got the chance to use the Apple one button mouse, I LOVE it, definitely getting one.

And believe it or not, this was also my first time seeing an iPod. I ... I'm in love. It's so beautiful and smooth to the touch.

These bastards are going to take all my money.

I bought the 20" iMac and LOVE IT! I would have sex with it also, but my wife wont let me, she is jealous!!! LOL

Seriously, the 20" iMac is a beautiful machine, but get at least a GIG of RAM. I just bought an iPod mini which I have yet to get some real use out of but so far I love it.

beatle888
May 25, 2005, 04:27 PM
Stand back people, he's got the bug!

Tamer Brad, I know exactly how you feel. :(


more like he's got a boner.

cooknwitha
May 25, 2005, 07:55 PM
I think the Apple bug hits even when buying one machine!

With the BTO options, you start going "what's a few more dollars for more RAM and Harddrive?" then "well, if I'm spending all that, what's a few more hundred for a bigger screen?" then "well, just a few more hundred would get an amazing harddrive and even more RAM and would utilise the bigger screen"

And before you know it you've spent an extra $800-$1000. But we love out Macs. :D

Chrispy
May 25, 2005, 09:31 PM
You are joking, right?

The US has the worst post-secondary (university) financial aid of any first world nation, by quite a margin. If you were in Denmark, you'd go to college for free as a matter of course and get a subsidy, no matter what college you went to. In the UK your top tuition would be the equivalent of $5k/yr, even at Oxford.

I'd imagine you are attending such-and-such State U, right? Because the Pell hardly covers all of Stanford's tuition.

-RS

While this is off topic, I must agree 100% here. The United States is getting out of hand with college tuition and fees. Anymore, your odds of a decent job are much lower without a college education but the price of that education is completely insane. I was told by my university I could not have aid because I had stock investments and money in a savings account that I was supposed to turn in to pay for my tuition. Heaven forbid I actually graduate with some money in savings. Oh well, at least I will have social security to fall back on.... :cool:

But more on topic... I'm still lovin' my G5 :D

PlaceofDis
May 25, 2005, 09:37 PM
you do not like the one button mouse, trust me.

i love my one button Apple BT mouse, it kicks butt, trust me

Tamer Brad
May 25, 2005, 09:38 PM
Sex? Love? You people need to get out more...

Joking? Fun? You people need to shut up more ...

PlaceofDis
May 25, 2005, 10:01 PM
Joking? Fun? You people need to shut up more ...

fyi. not good to insult members in this manner

Tamer Brad
May 25, 2005, 10:46 PM
fyi. not good to insult members in this manner

EDIT: You're right. I'm sorry. I don't have to go to that level.

solvs
May 26, 2005, 12:03 AM
Not in love with the mice, though, but that's because I have early stage RSI so need my split keyboards and nice supportive ergo mice. Even if the mice are cool as hell.
Blue Velvet was saying that her wrists feel better with the 1-button mouse. Others agreed. I think it is ergonomic. Personally I like my Kensington 5-button, but I do think I'm starting to get carpal tunnel.

Chip NoVaMac
May 26, 2005, 12:18 AM
I remember when I rediscovered Macs a few years ago (we had Macs when I was a kid).

I remember buying my Power Mac - the smell, the shiny doors, the vents.

Then a Cinema Display.

Then an iBook.

Then a G5 iMac.

Then a 20GB iPod.

Then a 40GB iPod photo........

Once they get you, it's all over.

They gave me the grape Kool-Aidô

I know the feeling. I have the 20gb and 4gb iPods. And now I am thinking of the 1gb Shuffle for my planned day trips to NYC. 16 hours battery life, plus another 20 with battery pack gives me thoughts :D

Chip NoVaMac
May 26, 2005, 12:44 AM
I'm another victim of the Apple bug, and a damn happy one too. :D

By order of purchase:
- Apple Pro Keyboard. Best keyboard, ever.
- 15" PowerBook, SuperDrive. Best notebook, ever.
- Apple Bluetooth Mouse. One button rocks.
- iPod mini, Silver.
- Xserve G5. Best server, ever.
- Airport Express
- iMac G5
- Two 20" Aluminum ACDs. Most beautiful monitors, ever.
- Two Blue iPod minis, 6GB and 4GB.
- Mac mini

Apple has raised my standards regarding aesthetically pleasing electronics, not just in computers. I thought my PocketPC was good when I bought it (before I had a Mac) but now I can't help but notice that it is made from cheap plastic and there is no attention to detail. The same goes for visible cabling on a workstation which I didn't mind before I had a Mac, now I can't stand it.

My order was:

20gb iPod
PB 12" 1.25ghz
eMac 1.25ghz
iPod mini 4gb

Planned purchases (no particular order):

1gb iPod Shuffle
Battery pack for the above
iMac G5 2.0ghz (not sure about whether it will be the 17 or 20 at this time)
Mac mini with EyeTV (this is more of a dream I am feeling)
iSight for the iMac (or the G5 PM - see below)

[The iMac may give way to one of the PM dualies, if I can get over the sticker shock. My purchase of a G5 based Mac will end up being my main machine for my photo work. Just not sure the extra cost of the PM's is worth it over the iMac's at this point. For me it is a situation that I don't want to waste the Dell FP2001 that I got at Xmas.]

john_satc
May 26, 2005, 06:15 AM
I just want my local apple store to set up a powermac with two 30 inchers hooked up, as that would be *droooools some more* :D :p :D

They got that setup at the store over here and *WOW* it looks great, If i had a few grand spare that's what it would go on :D

the future
May 26, 2005, 07:14 AM
NO! Don't even SUGGEST that people look at that 30" screen! I'm still in withdrawal after seeing a photo of how much information could be displayed on it. It's like getting out of your VW and noticing you've parked next to a Lamborghini... nothing will ever satisfy you again.

Tell me about it... I keep telling myself the 23" is big enough... it's beautiful, it's all I need... and it is... but that 30" beast is just so out of this world.

Yvan256
May 26, 2005, 09:54 AM
These bastards are going to take all my money.

ROTFLOL, nice story. :D

iGary
May 26, 2005, 09:56 AM
Right now my wet dream is a dual 2.3 G5 and a 23-inch Cinema Display. Hopefully by the end of the year!

Time for some aluminum, baby. :D

zflauaus
May 27, 2005, 11:12 PM
I remember when I first went into the Apple Store. Haven't been back since. And it's not that I hate Apple or anything, it's just I'm only 13 and have no other transportation besides my parents and my parents don't want to drive 1 1/2 hours to the Apple Store, until I get enough money for my iBook. I drooled when I saw the 23" Cinema Display, the iBooks, and the gorgeous 17" Powerbook. Damn, I need some money now. MOM!! DAD!!

BenAKL
May 27, 2005, 11:37 PM
Let's see....

April 04 - Got a 20Gb iPod. Didn't get 15 Gb cos it didn't come with a dock and remote.

May 04 - Bought an eMac. Compaq laptop didn't go with iPod. Needed something to colour coordinate.

Aug 04 - Bought an iBook.

Apr 05 - Sold eMac. Bought iMac Rev A 17"

May 05 - Sold iMac. Bought iMac Rev B 20"

Damn you Apple :D