Growing up, I always had mac-lust.
I always saw them as unattainable. Desirable, yet impractical. In 2000 I was in a position to need a laptop for my new job, so I chose the Apple iBook, the manly graphite coloured one which had just been released. For a year or two I was travelling often, and the iBook went everywhere with me. I would work and play on the train, and the battery lasted a healthy amount of time too. Sure, it only had 64MB of RAM and an 800×600 screen, but that didn’t slow me down.
Whilst I’ve never been mac-exclusive, I love having them as part of my life. Right now I have an iMac on my desk, and a Windows laptop, and I expect I’ll always mix it up. I still find apple products to be desirable, impractical and unattainable, but they brighten up the world and pull the market forward. I hope Apple continues to drive the market forward.
Sometimes I wish laptops still came with handles.