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Thursday, May 24, 2007
Apple of my "i"
Three months ago, my Apple iPod crashed. I lost over 2,000 song files. Luckily, I had everything backed up on my laptop.
Two months ago, my Apple G3 iBook laptop computer crashed. I lost everything on the hard drive. Luckily, I had everything backed up on my computer at school.
Two weeks ago, my Apple G4 eMac desktop computer at work crashed. I lost thousands of mp3 files, all of my daughter's pictures, and recording sessions for unfinished, unreleased CD's. Luckily, I had everything backed up on my external hard drive.
Last week, my Maxtor One Touch II 300GB external hard drive crashed. I lost everything. EVERYTHING. Luckily, I had all of my recording sessions backed up on another external hard drive. The computer at school got fixed, and I was able to save my daughter's pictures and all of my mp3's.
In the end, I lost a lot of word documents, and random video and audio files that cannot be replaced. The moral to the story is, they taught us to back up, but there really is no security when it comes to digital media. I love Apple products, and I'm looking into buying another one (see picture above), because simply they're superior when it comes to processing audio and video, which I do a lot of. But as you can see, they crash a lot, and as I understand, to say customer service is weak is an understatement. (Ask Marty Barrett.)
Apple has revolutionized the way the world does work, listens to music, and communicates with the world. For those of you who are not familiar with their products, here's a list to help.
iMac - The "i" that started it all. A very powerful self-contained computer/screen unit, as fashionable as it is cool.
iPod - The ultimate mp3 listening device. Store your entire library of songs on one pocket-size device. Easy to organize with . . .
iTunes - The industry standard now in mp3 filing. The iTunes store is the number one online store for music.
iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD - All video products that do just what the titles imply a la iTunes.
iAm - An interactive conversation with God using instant messaging. A cable modem is needed. No dial-up.
iDo - An online justice of the peace marries you to whoever you like. Online marriage registration and ceremonies in 60 minutes! In direct competition with TurboRing.
i-i - A program to help you join the Navy. (Get it?)
i4ni - A program that helps you plot revenge against your foes.
iCan - An online daily affirmation. Helps with self-esteem.
iSuck - An online self-deprecation. Lowers self-esteem.
iRaq - Used only by people in administration, a program that takes all of your other programs and makes them not work. Everyone ends up confused.
iDone - That's not a product. That's the end of this blog.