How do you know AAPL is the future?

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    Posted: 07 October 2009 06:40 PM #16

    DawnTreader - 07 October 2009 06:40 PM
    brett_x - 07 October 2009 01:29 PM

    I remember my first brand new mac. I waited in line for the computer store to open and provide me with my pre-ordered iMac on August 15, 1999.

    Was that 1998 or 1999? The original Bondi blue iMac became available for retail sale on August 15, 1998. I remember the day well.  grin

    Co-incidentally my Bondi Blue just died last week.  PSU seems to have gone.
    At home I still have a 333Blueberry and a 350Indigo in use, as well as a 2008 Intel Core 2Duo iMac (the best piece of hardware i’ve ever owned).

         
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    Posted: 07 October 2009 06:50 PM #17

    Now if you could convince her friends to go with Apple, you might be on to something.

    A number of people (both young and old) I personally know that I would never have thought would buy a Mac are now sporting iPhones and Macbooks without any second thought.  And it’s interesting to see how they quickly adapt to Apple technology, and quickly forget all the “I’d never buy a Mac” comments they used to espouse.  But it really started with the iPod, that was the gateway in.

         
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    Posted: 07 October 2009 06:52 PM #18

    Mace - 07 October 2009 08:17 PM

    My friends who are Microsoft Certified Solution Developers running a software development house had bought MacBook Pros and iPhones for their personal uses and starting to write iPhone apps and learning Objective-C.


    Now that is progress. grin

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  • Posted: 07 October 2009 10:14 PM #19

    Proof:  I saw an Apple sticker on a railing of the Evergreen Point Bridge that leads to the Eastside, home of MS.  Nothing more needs to be said.  Game over!

         
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    Posted: 08 October 2009 12:42 AM #20

    Mercel - 08 October 2009 01:14 AM

    Proof:  I saw an Apple sticker on a railing of the Evergreen Point Bridge that leads to the Eastside, home of MS.  Nothing more needs to be said.  Game over!


    Game over, really? lol Nothing like a little over-confidence.

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  • Posted: 08 October 2009 01:48 AM #21

    mbeauch - 08 October 2009 03:42 AM
    Mercel - 08 October 2009 01:14 AM

    Proof:  I saw an Apple sticker on a railing of the Evergreen Point Bridge that leads to the Eastside, home of MS.  Nothing more needs to be said.  Game over!


    Game over, really? lol Nothing like a little over-confidence.

    Are you kidding? The world famous bridge formerly known as the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge?

    The bridge is nearing the end of its useful life so the Apple sticker is a harbinger of hope. It says there is a future and the future belongs to Apple. It’s a future without the bridge, but when you have an iMac, an iPhone and will soon have an Apple-branded tablet device who needs a bridge? You see Apple products bridge the gaps in life. It’s the future and it’s undeniable.

    I don’t understand why people don’t see the world as clearly and Mercel and I do. Accounting geeks rule!  :wink:

         
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    Posted: 08 October 2009 02:55 AM #22

    DawnTreader - 07 October 2009 03:13 AM

    I’ve been to the future and back. It’s really cool. Two administrations from now the government banned all but Apple devices. Every household is required to have at least three Apple-branded items per person. If you don’t meet the official Apple item quota all of your stuff is seized and you are exiled to a place where all of the Dell stuff ever created is sent to be hand disassembled and workers are forced to use Zunes loaded only with disco music from the 70’s.

    Socialism! :eg:

         
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    Posted: 08 October 2009 09:25 AM #23

    Just did an interview with a 13 year old last night. He set up the interview over skype. From his iPod Touch.  Now that’s an indicator if I ever heard one.

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  • Posted: 08 October 2009 11:12 AM #24

    DawnTreader - 08 October 2009 04:48 AM
    mbeauch - 08 October 2009 03:42 AM
    Mercel - 08 October 2009 01:14 AM

    Proof:  I saw an Apple sticker on a railing of the Evergreen Point Bridge that leads to the Eastside, home of MS.  Nothing more needs to be said.  Game over!


    Game over, really? lol Nothing like a little over-confidence.

    Are you kidding? The world famous bridge formerly known as the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge?

    The bridge is nearing the end of its useful life so the Apple sticker is a harbinger of hope. It says there is a future and the future belongs to Apple. It’s a future without the bridge, but when you have an iMac, an iPhone and will soon have an Apple-branded tablet device who needs a bridge? You see Apple products bridge the gaps in life. It’s the future and it’s undeniable.

    I don’t understand why people don’t see the world as clearly and Mercel and I do. Accounting geeks rule!  :wink:

    Ah yes, the Evergreen Point FLOATING Bridge…you are correct sir.  The one and the same, but we use shorthand here and call it the “520.”  This bridge IS near EOL.  I-90 much better to use, and it too is a floating bridge.  Maybe Apple would be interested in naming rights as sponsor for the 520’s replacement?

    As far as seeing the world, I’ll quote Butch to the Sundance Kid:

    “I have vision, while the rest of the world wears bifocals…”
    :-D

         
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    Posted: 08 October 2009 12:20 PM #25

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    [ Edited: 08 October 2009 01:20 PM by Play Ultimate ]

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