I could be convinced to go to the dark side if someone would be close by for support. And cookies. The dark side definitely has to have cookies or something similar for me to go over.
*Preparing some dough*
*Passes dough to little helper to cut with little pawnapple cookie cutters*
Now while my little minion is baking, let's get down to business.
This remind me of a little discussion that happened between friends. A good friend of mine is an apple advocate, another is a windows buff. Back in the day, I still used windows but just was not happy with it and was contemplating other options.
Long story short, my views back then -which I made clear to my fellow tech buffs- was that:
Using windows was making me feel like I was in an outdoor prison, I couldn't see the chains but could feel them somehow.
On the other hand playing around with my friend's Mac and iPhone, I had the view that it was created for non tech-savvy people in order to be productive. It seemed oversimplified to the extent that I felt apple was saying: you can choose anything you wanted to do, as long as it is within this list that I have created for you!
I can tell you that we had a good laugh at that statement!
Though I still hold some of my old stereotypical idea about stock apple users, my views on the hardware and software have vastly changed after Jailbreaking my iPad. I thank my aunt who bought it for me, because if she didn't, I would not have had the opportunity to change my mind and slightly expand my tech-knowhow.
To conclude, products are mad to satisfy needs and wants of a specific consumer. So what gives me the right to tell them they have made the wrong choice? Stock, jailbroken, or what have you.
I'd like to leave you with a quote that so happens to be one of my favorites, and might strike a fancy to you business minded people:
" If not for the differences in taste, then there would be no market " ( Ancient Proverb )
If all the people in the world had the same taste and desires, then only one product would be sold, and all the rest of the manufacturers/ developers/ and service providers would disappear. No market.
Hope it made sense, since English is not my mother language!
I'm thinking of applying for a multi-lingual test so I can add it to my rÃ©sumÃ©, and I'm trying to practice translations!