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Actually Useful Technology – Macbook Air

I wanted to start a series of technology articles that explain what I use and find actually useful. My most memorable and by far, favourite Christmas was when we received a Commodore 64. I would have to do some calculating to work out exactly what year that was. I am sure we were young, perhaps around 10 or so. Ever since then, technology has been central to my life and passions. I feel qualified to write such a series!

A Lot of Useless Tech

Following a lot of the big technology news and sites online, I find it funny (and sad) how much useless and crap technology there is out there being produced every day. Maybe it is some product that has a very narrow use and probably short use or something trying to ride some strange consumer fad of the moment. I love it even more when some Silicon Valley startup calls their useless tech world changing or some such shit. Perfect example right now is the anonymous messaging apps or self destructing messaging apps. Seriously. Who gives a rats? Why are we wasting brain power and time and money to create such stuff? Just to cater to a bunch of teenagers who could probably be pushed a little towards better applications of their time and talents?

Maybe I should start a useless tech series too. Anyway, sorry I digress…..

Or I Hate Windows

Windows to me is a MASSIVE SCAM. I used to own windows computers myself up until around 7 years ago. In fact, I used to build my own computers which was kind of fun, at least for a while. But it got less fun as I had less time and patience and simply needed something that worked. That is the problem with Windows. It doesn’t fracking work!!

  • Resets
  • Viruses
  • Lock ups
  • Slow operation
  • Spyware

It is CRAZY to me how bad Windows is. I have to use Windows at work so I still use it and the more recent versions haven’t changed. Because of how bad Windows is, massive markets have been created just to try to patch it:

  • Virus scanners
  • Spyware removal
  • Disk defragmenters
  • PC ‘speed up’ tools
  • PC ‘repair’ services
  • Registry editors/cleaners

The amount of time I spent when I owned Windows PCs at home trying to fix these problems was unbelievable. And I am an engineer and very much into technology. The average users are constantly being scammed into new, paid software to try to patch/fix some problems and businesses offering to ‘service and repair’ their computers. It is sad that we have this industry where the average user (including my parents!) waste time and money dealing with such problems they often don’t understand and shouldn’t have to. What other modern technology do you know of that is so bad and unreliable, it has spawned thousands of products and services just to try to fix it? Enough ranting.

Get a Macbook Air

Apple is your saviour! In fact, there are probably other solutions out there, but I’ll focus today on the easier and most accessible solution for most users. Simply go out and get a Mac. Yes, it might cost a bit more. The lowest tier Macbook Air 13″ is $999. A semi decent Windows laptop will likely be at least $500 to $700. When you add up the costs of services and products you will buy to try to fix your Windows computer and the time spent doing so, you will save significant $$ with a Mac. Or at bare bare minimum, you will break even. Some wonderful things:

  • 12 hour battery life
  • Open the lid and it’s instantly on from sleep!
  • Almost never crashes or freezes up
  • No registry. No ‘defragmenting disk’.
  • Almost no risk of virus/spyware – Not 0 risk but almost 0:)

Bottom line -> The Macbook Air or any other Mac simply just works. It does exactly what it should. It is a computer that operates when you turn it on and allows you to do whatever you want to do with a computer. Rather than stuffing around trying to figure out what is wrong with it. Do yourself a favour and get out of the Windows scam.