Tuesday, June 27, 2006

iMacs for Slackers and Slobs?

Technically, the new Intel Macs are the best thing that Apple has done in years. With Parallels, they are just fantastic: there are plenty of Windows apps I need to use, and this nicely solves that problem. I daresay that even Microsoft must be happy with this turn of events: they now get to move Windows license revenues on the small but growing Mac segment. At some point, I'd like to upgrade my wife's machine, though it probably won't be this year. But, why, oh, why is Apple running the worst advertising campaign in this century? I have no idea what on earth they were thinking: the Mac guy looks like more of a loser than the Windows guy. At least the Windows guy looks like he's got a job.

On the other hand, I may just be getting old.

6 comments:

Greg Pavlik said...

Ha! I am not alone: http://www.slate.com/id/2143810/

Dave said...

Hey Greg, you're getting old mate! Everyone I know loves those ads. I think they're right on the money for the Apple demographic. Perhaps you should get a PC! Take care. Dave.

Greg Pavlik said...

I should probably grow my hair out and move to Seattle ;-)

You're right about the getting old, but I still want the Mac...

dave said...

Touché.

dave said...

I think you'll like these alternative versions of the ads: http://www.bestweekever.tv/2006/07/07/bwe-mac-ads/

Greg Pavlik said...

Dave, that was very funny. Still want the MacBook though. Let's try to grab dinner next time I'm in Seattle...