Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It's a car stupid



One thing that really, really irritates me is reading a forum post where someone asks for help with their PC, and some smug git says, 'buy a Mac.'


Let me nail this one, once and for all.


In all the years that I've owned a PC it (they) have never let me down. I take sensible precautions and they just work.


I see it like this. Two men decide to buy a car with the intention of getting them from A to B. One man decides to buy a Rolls Royce for £100,000 and the other decides to get a Ford, or whatever, and spends £30,000.


For 99% of the time both cars get both men from A to B without any problem. One would expect, and factor into the buying decision, that the Ford, being mass produced, and built from cheaper components might break down say 1% of the time. Both cars perform the same function of transport but one is arguably more pretty and more comfortable than the other.


There isn't much difference in the actual arrival time for most journeys because other factors like the speed limit and traffic come into play. There's only ever seconds or minutes in it.


If the Ford breaks down there is a garage on every corner that can help. If the Rolls breaks down there's difficulty finding a dealer and he will charge a lot to get the thing fixed.


Each man can of course spend his money as he wishes but some men will think carefully about buying a means of transport that, when all is said and done, still only performs the function of getting them from A to B.

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Carolina said...

wow... was there a lot of effing and blinding that had to be deleted? ;o)

p.s.: buy a Mac!

;o)