Pope Alien . Commentary

Monday, November 20, 2006

Hey Apple: What is this 1986?!?

What's with the Mac TV ads featuring john hodgson as a suit-wearing pc geek vs the hip young Mac? Its like they're reaching way, way back in time to an era when the IBM PC ran DOS on an ascii display and then the Macintosh came along with a (gasp) mouse!

Doesn't everyone know by now that both platforms run the essentially same software at the same speed on the same processors? If you want to lay claim to some sort of unique creative quality based on the computer you used show me the color pallette cycling animations you created on your amiga 500.

How gay do you have to be (in the seventh grade sense of the word) to think that having the same silver box as a thousand other people is going to turn you into a creative genius?

Creativity doesn't come out of a silver, beige or black box, it comes out of your guts: your heart, your brain, and yes, possibly a little bit out of your spleen.

So use whatever tools work best for you, and fuck the image-mongers with their latte-stained turtlenecks typing up ad-copy on their macbook pros.

         

3 Comments:

  • it's an advertising campaign. it's not supposed to be unbiased

    By kyle, at 12:36 PM  

  • true enough, and the campaign has an element of humour to it which I can appreciate. It's just that the premise is lame.

    By the pope, at 12:40 PM  

  • Generally they're talking about the ease of use and the quality of the bundled software. And it is superior in every way to PCs bundled software.

    By Anonymous, at 5:57 PM  

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