Apple is just another word for my life. I live, think and breath Apple. It was not always so. When I grew up, deprived as I was, we only had a PC. Windows XP. With solitaire and mine-sweeper. But one day, I saw a Mac. I didn’t know what it was at first. It looked so different from the other computers I’d seen. It was love at first sight. I didn’t know what to do with it. I wanted one. But back then, I was young. Life moved on. I moved on. It was only later that I would find myself, once again, completely intertwined, entangled, hopelessly in a love with the manufactured extinction of myself – the Apple.
I was on the buss, heading to tennis practice. It was middle school. I was just getting to know what love and lust felt like. And there it was. It reappeared. Someone had an iPod. My gosh! It was beautiful – and easy. What more could a middle school boy want. I played around with my friend’s iPod and I had to have one. Sometime later I got one. It was sleek and thin, and easy. It played me music I wanted to hear. It, with time, even stored pictures and movies! What more could I want? What more could I ask for? As it would happen, there was a lot more Apple had to offer me.
An iMac. I saw one. And after my PC was finally too old and slow to function it was time for a new computer. I knew just which one, an Apple. And so Apple’s dominance in my life began. Before I knew it everyone had Apple products. Now everyone could fit in and be friends. Then Apple introduced the equivalent of a bombshell to the world. A nuclear bomb of sorts. The technology to shake the world. The iPhone. My gosh. It was pretty. Eventually I got one. It slept, as I slept. It woke me up. It told me the weather. It knew everything on the internet – so a lot more than me. How I loved that phone. But, soon it was time for college. And with college, things change.
A new computer. MacBook Pro with a glossy 15 inch screen, state of the art chips, sleek aluminum case, environmentally friendly manufacturing. An iPad? Not yet – but I really wanted one. A new iPhone? Yessir. The iPhone 4. Ingenious device. Have I told you about the Genius Bar? The council of the geniuses? The all-knowledgeable Apple people? They look deep into your deepest desires and can help you pull out your most creative and ingenious work on Logic, iMovie, anything, you name it. If it’s Apple, they know it. This and so much more, is all a part of the Apple phenomenon. And now, all a part of my life. I live. I breath. And I think Apple. And so should you. Life’s never been better. Apple’s my better half.