The Mac has changed my life

jojo2

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 26, 2006
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I've been reflecting over the last ten years (even more, I'm getting old) of my life about when I first bought my first Mac and how it changed my life. I was going to Uni and working at a recording studio. They had a brand new shiny PowerMac 7100 (the first powermacs) at the recording studio. It was pretty cool at the time.

I had PC's, I was using them at Uni, they were Ok. But I decided I was going to get a PowerMac 6100. I got it, and I had so much fun on it. While the PC guys eventually tried to get Windows 95 working on 486's I was having fun making music videos, doing design and well recording music. There was a cost premium in buying the Mac, but it was a decision to get something that was the best for doing the things I wanted to do.

The thing that changed in me at that moment, was that the best served you better! It was a philosophy that I integrated into my life. I've done pretty well out of having a Mac, and I've built a website to celebrate that moment (all because of the Mac). It's called The Best Stuff in the World!

I'm hoping other Mac users and people who enjoy the better and cooler things in life can explore and share those things.

Adrian
The Best Stuff in the World!
 

taytho

macrumors 6502
Jun 22, 2005
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KC, MO
jojo2 said:
I've been reflecting over the last ten years (even more, I'm getting old) of my life about when I first bought my first Mac and how it changed my life. I was going to Uni and working at a recording studio. They had a brand new shiny PowerMac 7100 (the first powermacs) at the recording studio. It was pretty cool at the time.

I had PC's, I was using them at Uni, they were Ok. But I decided I was going to get a PowerMac 6100. I got it, and I had so much fun on it. While the PC guys eventually tried to get Windows 95 working on 486's I was having fun making music videos, doing design and well recording music. There was a cost premium in buying the Mac, but it was a decision to get something that was the best for doing the things I wanted to do.

The thing that changed in me at that moment, was that the best served you better! It was a philosophy that I integrated into my life. I've done pretty well out of having a Mac, and I've built a website to celebrate that moment (all because of the Mac). It's called The Best Stuff in the World!

I'm hoping other Mac users and people who enjoy the better and cooler things in life can explore and share those things.

Adrian
The Best Stuff in the World!
how did this not make the list?
 

Peyton

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Feb 2, 2006
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I think the site is just to have fun, I don't think there has to be a point

Congrats, interesting idea for a site, hope you get lots of traffic ;)
 

clayj

macrumors 604
Jan 14, 2005
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visiting from downstream
The Mac changed my life, too.

You see, before I had a Mac, I didn't have a Mac. But then once I got a Mac, I had a Mac. Things changed.

:p

(Sorry for mocking you, but saying stuff like "The Mac has changed my life" makes one sound like a door-to-door evangelist. Mac users who behave in that manner, preaching the gospel of Apple, have done an incredible amount of damage to the Mac's acceptance by the general populace... people don't like being told "my X is better than your Y, you pathetic Y user". I used to hate Apple specifically because of ONE Apple troll who used to patrol the MSNBC technology forums... SteveJack, aka Chris Neher of WRGB-TV in Schenectady, NY.)
 

Phobophobia

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Dec 1, 2003
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clayj said:
(Sorry for mocking you, but saying stuff like "The Mac has changed my life" makes one sound like a door-to-door evangelist. Mac users who behave in that manner, preaching the gospel of Apple, have done an incredible amount of damage to the Mac's acceptance by the general populace... people don't like being told "my X is better than your Y, you pathetic Y user". I used to hate Apple specifically because of ONE Apple troll who used to patrol the MSNBC technology forums... SteveJack, aka Chris Neher of WRGB-TV in Schenectady, NY.)
Edit: removed angry comment, read new reply.

First of all, the mac users who "preach the gospel of Apple" are one of the few reasons the company is still alive.

Second of all, having a bad experience with an Apple user doesn't make it okay to make rude remarks to people who genuinely just want to express their satisfaction with a product.

People will be rude when arguing about sensitive subjects. Get over it. Not any reason to lose your head.
 

Kingsly

macrumors 68040
clayj said:
(Sorry for mocking you, but saying stuff like "The Mac has changed my life" makes one sound like a door-to-door evangelist. Mac users who behave in that manner, preaching the gospel of Apple, have done an incredible amount of damage to the Mac's acceptance by the general populace... people don't like being told "my X is better than your Y, you pathetic Y user". I used to hate Apple specifically because of ONE Apple troll who used to patrol the MSNBC technology forums... SteveJack, aka Chris Neher of WRGB-TV in Schenectady, NY.)
So I guess this would be unacceptable?
 

clayj

macrumors 604
Jan 14, 2005
7,475
190
visiting from downstream
Kingsly said:
So I guess this would be unacceptable?
If it was real, yeah.

You know who I'm talking about. The Mac user who tells Windows users that they must be Bud-swilling, Wal-Mart-shopping, Ford-driving morons simply because they use Windows and not a Mac. I've run into this type of Mac user all too often, and they are annoying... so much so that you don't want to use a Mac for fear of being more like them.

Anyway, enough thread hijacking from me for now.
 

Phobophobia

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Dec 1, 2003
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clayj said:
If it was real, yeah.

You know who I'm talking about. The Mac user who tells Windows users that they must be Bud-swilling, Wal-Mart-shopping, Ford-driving morons simply because they use Windows and not a Mac. I've run into this type of Mac user all too often, and they are annoying... so much so that you don't want to use a Mac for fear of being more like them.

Anyway, enough thread hijacking from me for now.
There are far more annoying PC users that have their own negative stereotypes on mac users. I try to focus on the character of a person rather than the products they use etc.
 

jojo2

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 26, 2006
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Mac Community

I agree totally, and thats why I just wanted to tell the Mac Community. I didn't post this in a Windows forum.

Adrian

clayj said:
The Mac changed my life, too.

You see, before I had a Mac, I didn't have a Mac. But then once I got a Mac, I had a Mac. Things changed.

:p

(Sorry for mocking you, but saying stuff like "The Mac has changed my life" makes one sound like a door-to-door evangelist. Mac users who behave in that manner, preaching the gospel of Apple, have done an incredible amount of damage to the Mac's acceptance by the general populace... people don't like being told "my X is better than your Y, you pathetic Y user". I used to hate Apple specifically because of ONE Apple troll who used to patrol the MSNBC technology forums... SteveJack, aka Chris Neher of WRGB-TV in Schenectady, NY.)
 

leekohler

macrumors G5
Dec 22, 2004
14,164
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Chicago, Illinois
I have to say this:

I used PCs for the longest time in the restaurant biz and then decided to go into advertising. I was terrified of computers until I got my first Mac. I fell in love immediately. So damn easy to use and so much fun! To this day they remain the best. You get what you pay for. Not everything can be at Walmart prices- nor should they be. These people deserve the money they ask for.
 

w_parietti22

macrumors 68020
Apr 16, 2005
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Seattle, WA
leekohler said:
I have to say this:

I used PCs for the longest time in the restaurant biz and then decided to go into advertising. I was terrified of computers until I got my first Mac. I fell in love immediately. So damn easy to use and so much fun! To this day they remain the best. You get what you pay for. Not everything can be at Walmart prices- nor should they be. These people deserve the money they ask for.
Oh Lee, we all know why Macs really changed your life. ;)
 

pink-pony115

macrumors regular
Jun 16, 2006
211
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U.S
That is the role of a apple computer!:) Windows users are only familiar with computers making life difficult. What a sad,sad,sad world for windows users.
 

someguy

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Dec 4, 2005
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Still here.
My life is the same, I just have a better computer now.

I'm sorry, but if your life is drastically changed by switching computer manufacturers, that doesn't say much about your life, IMO. I recently switched toilet paper brands, now I don't have to use the rough sandpaper-ish stuff anymore, but this was hardly a life-altering change.

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