Generation iStupid? The “all in one” pc losing pieces (and sense!)
Already published in myblog 26 Aprile 2013 and now posted again as it was, after talking with some people about the latest Apple laptop, so extremely beautiful, with just only ONE PORT! As I am an astonished former Mac admirer, who can see some sense in all this (except choices of mere marketing), please write to me with a comment on these lines!
after seeing in the stores your newamazing iMac, can you tell me just only one reason why I should buy a pc “all in one” without a DVD reader and writer? Is it to make the new jewel thinner? But why a desktop pc should be thin? It’s not a slice of ham, I don’t need to put it in a bag, nor to have it passing under a door.
DVDfor Apple is probably “old fashioned”, as all updated users today fly on thecloud. They amuse themselves watching every kind of data jumping from theiPhoneto theiPad, from theMacbook Airto theiMac: always tuned, always connected, and having everything synchronized automatically… Still I remember people complaining the loss of whole folders of music on the iPod, for a wrong step onItunes…
Many years ago, thepersonal computerappeared as arevolutionfor two main reasons: it could work alsowithout being connected to a network; it let theusers to acteventuallyfree fromthe power of industry. And a lot of incredible things happened, including the possibility of thousands and millions of “anyone” to choosetogether different ways of making things and information, according to their taste and will, not only buying but just inventingtechnology!
It was probably too muchfor average people: to much responsibility! So that whenother devicescame on the market, many chose them instead of a “classical” pc:smartphones, tabletsand so on. Good: this is freedom. But if one, rather than only letting his digital printings on every sort of touch screens,is still keen of using his machineto producewhat he wants, he should have more, and not less possibilities.
Sure, I still can go on the Apple Store and, if I succeed in founding it (where is it? I’ve found it in the Italian store – backward country! – but not in the main Apple!) eventually buy a cheap, lovely and niceUSB exterior DVD device, in order to continue watching my old fashioned films andeven to make them(by the way, where the hell can I get the“old”software iDvd?).
Butaverageusersnever will put themselves in such an enterprise! They simply get used to forget DVD as they forgot VHS. Andnot for their own choice!
These days,the break is growing as never between the “professionals” and all the others. There are no technical reasons at all, aswith nowadays machines each of us could do virtually everything, including incredibly very cheap3D movies! But people generally don’t know and, according to the trends of market,theymust not know!
If I already know,before, I can search, go beyond the shelves and surfing the web, to getsoftwareand additional hardware, in order to manage a personal, easy, cheaphuge power! But if I don’t, If I come now without a previous expertise, the ideologyof the market put mefluttering in a cloudwhere there’s no choice of doing almost nothing but leisure, and fashion, of course. I can enjoy, more and more, but actuallyI cannot choose!
The pc is definitely no more a machine to be discoveredalso by average people, by children, trying, imagining, playing, using eventually the same things in a different way.
So, with this new “all in one”,I cannot read millions of documents produced in last two decades; Icannot give you in hand my new production, as I must address you somewhere in the “cloud”, always connected to the network,always depending on it’s administrator, who’sthe real owner of “mine” contents: If a server crashes, if avirus corrupt them, it someone for some reason decides to cut me off … It isthe exaltation ofdigital divide, it’s the expropriation of every single man of the possibility of choosing; it is the“trend of market” electedas the finalleader of the world, beyond any possibility of democratic control.
Somewhere in the deep space,thespace probeVoyager,since 1977is exploringthe edge of the universe.Some old fashioned scientists chose toput in itaCD,containing “sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, and are intendedfor any intelligent extraterrestrial lifeform, or forfuture humans, who may find them”.
But if theprobe is got by the guys of iPlanet, lighted by the iSun, in the centre of iGalaxy,they aretoo ahead in civilizationto take care of a primitive digital disc: “What the iHell is this?”And the message of life and culture in Earth –for those futuristic aliens as well as for our children –will belost forever!
Please Apple: if I wantto stayonlyon the cloud, aniPadcan can be perfect, but if Igeta pc “all in one”,I’d like to have a chance to choose.Please Apple,rethink it!