Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Dear Steve Jobs . . .

. . . I HATE you!

No, I take that back.

I love you.

No, I hate you.

Love . . . hate . . . love . . . hate . . . love?

Why must he do this to us all the time? Any Apple lover will tell you that deciding to purchase ANY Apple product is a torturous decision because we ALL know that your new state-of-the-art Look At That Thing toy is gonna be old news in approximately 6 months.

Case in point?

Today's announcement of the newest iPod (now featuring Video . . . and even Thinner!) is a dagger through the heart of anyone who bought an iPod in the last six months or so.

And its not like I didn't know this was gonna happen, you know? (Not that I knew the ViDEOPod was coming, but that I knew mine would be obsolete within a year.)

That's just the way it is now, and I can't keep up. Hell, none of us can keep up. If you try it will drive you insane and make you mad and turn you into a greedy, materialistic jerk that no one wants to be friends with.

So, what do you do? Hold tight to the things that really matter:

family, children, friends (with more obsolete tech than you so you can feel superior), health, good books, challenging television, nice blog ideas, good weather, reliable cars, reliable housing, adequate food and clothing.

These are the things that are NECESSARY. Everything else is just sweet, sweet eye-candy.

(Besides, in a few more years, I can offload my clunker iPod on Ariel and get the latest . . .)


lulu said...

Yeah, I would've that last sentence in tiny font, too--only I wouldn't have written it, you big selfish dad!

Besides, what makes you think that Ariel is going to accept such a thing? You might as well give her one of those 8-pound cell-phones from a few years ago. In a few years, she'll be buying all kinds of whack stuff with the proceeds from her art sales.

Sven Golly said...

If it's any consolation, I heard last night on Marketplace that Apple stock is down because they only sold 18 kajillion iPods last quarter instead of the anticipated 20 kajillion. So be nice to poor Steve Jobs, he has problems of his own.

David said...

Ariel will accept it because if she wants an iPod, that is the one she gets (unless she saves the money to buy her own).

I drove hand-me-down family cars until mine got stolen in 1999. And I was already married and living on my own by then.

So, that's why I think it'll be that way.