When I was a kid, Apple computers were associated with artist people and creatives. If someone was like "I have a Macintosh" it was like they told you they were a poweruser but with art. They were like these magical mystical cool machines that were elevated. Only those who knew used apple. They were the mechanical keyboards to the apple chicklet keyboard. I would have totally gotten a macintosh if I could have then.User101 wrote: ↑14 Jul 2019, 10:13depletedvespene wrote: ↑13 Jul 2019, 14:22
There was a time when Apple survived ONLY because Macintoshes had become THE standard in the graphic design and (lower-grade) desktop publishing industry. There was another time when Apple survived ONLY because a certain criminal sent money their way to avoid being targeted as the monopolist he truly was. Hopefully, the next "thin cows" period for Apple will not be hindered by either blind luck or by any other criminal with dirty money.
Nowadays apple can survive ONLY with the hype and sheeps they got. So to agree with above I dont see them going down anytime soon.
Windows machines were just excel machines, bland uniform beige bricks where the only character was a Dell or HP sticker.
Now it seems to be the opposite. Apple products are bland uniform white/silver bricks that only those "not" in the know use.
Everytime I go to a creative department/marketing agency now, I look around and can immediately see those surface tablet things with those weird knob things everywhere with art being produced. Only the accounting departments seem to use Apple computers.
Its pretty strange the trading places.