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The bully and the butler

I’ve worked in PC-centric environments for most of my career. And I’ve prided myself on wrestling the OS into submission, experiencing a moderate success rate with getting apps to launch properly, de-code hostile error messages, and keep the peripherals fed and happy.

However, a recent and fortunate set of circumstances has given me jurisdiction over two new computers, one Dell PC and one MacBookPro.

Here’s what happened when I tried to attach a camera…

to a Dell Inspiron:

“Huh? what the…? Oh yeah, so its a USB. Never seen one of these. Nope, not on our list. Sorry lady, go to the internet and see if you can find a set of drivers and then maybe we can do business. For now, Scram! Get off the OS.”

Compared to the MacBookPro:

“Good morning; I see you’ve attached a Nikon Coolpix 990. May I suggest routing your files to iPhoto? And… there they are. Lovely. Would madam like to view in thumbnail or preview mode?”

It was like night and day.

MacBook: please take me to your leader. I am ready to undergo conversion.

{ 2 } Comments

  1. Ben | November 3, 2007 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Let me know if you’d like me need a sponsor for your induction ceremony at the Apple store.

  2. Mary | November 5, 2007 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    HOW did I know Ben was going to be the first response??? LOL! Welcome to Mac life!