Holy Freakin' Crap #1Check out the news from Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference. Once again, Apple does the R&D work for the entire industry, combining new technologies and long-standing standards with stylish aplomb, all while putting out killer cool machines, transitioning to a completely new OS, yet still being reasonably competitive on price. If Dell or Gateway or HP/Compaq et al had to do this kind of groundbreaking innovation instead of just slap pre-fab boxes together, their prices would double overnight.
I know a lot of you out there use Windows, and I'm not trying to put you down or belittle your choice (and perhaps you didn't have any) of platform. I'm not one of those people who believes that the answer to every computer problem is "Buy a Macintosh." I'm just saying that Apple really should get more respect from the non-Mac community for the contributions it makes to the direction of the industry as a whole. In short, Apple's innovations and reinventions of existing technology benefit users of all platforms. Thassallamsayin'.