_ Most people have heard about Apple Mac. Well, there is a new fruit. It’s called Lemon Mac.
That is how I have labeled my new iMac. My experience with it has altered my opinion about Apple. I had several years of happy and trouble-free use of my iBook. I wanted a large desktop model and was fortunate to receive one for my birthday. It has caused trouble since the first day. It would not be so bad if something less-important that the internet bit failed.
I had no option other than to lug a heavy box to the Apple store in Frankfurt. I was fortunate enough to have one nearby, but parking is never close to any Apple shop I have seen. An iMac is bloody heavy and the carrying handle is not the best. I should be pleased that the replace the faulty part, but received no compensation for my aggravation or physical effort.
Yesterday, the Wifi went on strike again. Once again, I am faced with the trek to Frankfurt. I know that it is the iMac, because my other two Macs work. Naturally, it is the heaviest one that must be returned for repair.
I have the feeling, based upon my experience with one item, that Apple was better before it became so popular. Perhaps, that’s sour grapes, but I’m the one that suffered. Because it was a gift, it’s tough to complain, but...
The iMac looks very nice on my desk, but is almost worthless. It is a classic case of form over function.
Fortunately, I also have a PC (which I am using at the moment). I like Word better than OfficeMac Word or Pages. I have tried them all and returned to the PC version. It is far more dependable and works better with publishing. It is not fruity at all, rather good old meat and potato dependable.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.