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Friday, 4 December 2015

On the first day of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas My Truelove gave to me . . .


IT is not easy being a hipster. It seems you have to get rid of your desktop computer or laptop because basically they just  don’t cut it in Hiptown.
       A relative recently decided to become a hipster. I said a beard did not suit but my sister said hers did suit her. She was now far more respected among her not-quite-inner-city clique, she said.
       I really want to have respect for hipster cool so I need to hide my HP all-in-one or convince my friends I use it ironically. The problem is I love my HP so I am not here to bury it as I should. I’m here to praise it.
       Apple CEO Tim Cook is the latest techdroid to stand over the PC to perform the last rites.
Cook recently flew to London for the launch of the iPad Pro and to announce the Death of the PC.

        "I think if you're looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC any more?” Cook said.
        Sitting in my computer room at home, I put up my hand to answer but Cook’s iPad must have not received the image. “No really, why would you buy one?" Cook emphasised
        Embarrassed I snuck down my hand. Cook is way more famous than I, probably more famous than you, too. And he knows way more about computers than I, maybe even more than you do.
        So, even though I knew he was 133.34% wrong about the Death of the PC, I lacked the courage to stand up to him while he was spruiking in London. "Yes, the iPad Pro is a replacement for a notebook or a desktop for many, many people,” he declared as I fell silent.

       “They will start using it (the latest iPad) and conclude they no longer need to use anything else, other than their phones."
       So you are telling me, Mr Cook, your iPhone and your iPad are making my .HP 23in- all-in-one, with Bang & Olufsen speakers,obsolete. I don’t think so.


       I am reading a novel, two pages, side by side as readers have been doing for centuries, only across my 23-in screen. And you’re saying my reading would be just as pleasurable on your 12.9in iPad, Mr Cook? I don’t think so.

       Or watching one of my favourite films noir, Detour perhaps, on full screen with the bass-driven B&O speakers throbbing along to the action. I can do that on a iPhone? I don’t think so. Mr Cook.
       Now I’m not much of a gamer but I doubt you can convince those that are the PC is dead.
No, Mr Cook, mark my words. I’ll say it again. Mark my words in twain just to show how serious I am. Mr Cook, your report of the death of the PC was an exaggeration.

Here is our song. It is an oldie just to show shiny new baubles are always different but not always better for certain tasks of enjoyment.

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