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Sunday, December 10, 2006

VGA Tip of the Weekend

This tip is better known as "The Mini-DVI Fiasco of '06." It all started on a cool wintery day in Pittsburgh, PA. Andy was feverishly trying to find a way to get the slideshow he created on Julie's iBook to a projector. I told him all he needed was a handy mini-DVI to VGA converter (a simple adapter made by Apple.) He bought the adapter but was shocked and appalled to find that it didn't fit Julie's iBook. Confused, I tested my iBook. No fit. And Christine's Macbook Pro. No fit. "WTF?" we thought. After much digging, we came to find out that a rogue Apple engineering elf, with an evil demise to sabotage the "Switch to a Mac" campaign, decided to do something highly annoying. He singlehandedly made some Macs with a mini-DVI port (which I thought all the computers had) and some with a mini-VGA port. And, to further sabotage the campaign, he made them so similar in size/shape/function that even an advanced Mac guru couldn't tell the difference. So, my tip is, think twice before you send someone on a mini-DVI run. And Steve Jobs, fire that evil elf who sabotaged your campaign.

3 Comments:

Blogger Amanda said...

I'm proud that you can admit that Macs are not flawless. (Not to say they aren't good machines)

11 December, 2006 08:43

 
Blogger Jay said...

It's true. They have their quirks. But despite those quirks, they still far surpass PCs for what I need them to do!

11 December, 2006 10:11

 
Blogger Andy said...

somewhat related, this made me chuckle:

"Macs are the Jessica Simpson of the computing world: getting by on their good looks and catchy ads. Sadly, PCs are the Stephen Hawking: ugly as sin, and so complicated that they border on incoherence.

Macs are the Poodle of the computing world: haughty and excessively groomed. Sadly, PCs are the Rottweiler: moody, and occasionally disobedient.

Macs are the Ex-Girlfriend of the computing world: pretty, but too particular in the details. Sadly, PCs are the crazy uncle: helpful in a crisis, but keeps offering unnecessary assistance the rest of the time.

Macs are the VW Beetles of the computing world: colorful and kitschy. Sadly, PCs are the Space Shuttle: somewhat impractical for the average user, and minor system failures are inevitably catastrophic."

13 December, 2006 15:35

 

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