Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Apple Sucks More than the Sum of a Trillion Black Holes

I've been tinkering with computers since I was 11. An Apple II+ was the first computer I ever programmed on.

I don't know why Apple has decided to suck so much since then, but they have.

I am not a fan of patents. I never have been, I agree with Benjamin Franklin on the subject of patents:
In order of time, I should have mentioned before that having, in 1742, invented an open stove for the better warming of rooms, and at the same time saving fuel, as the fresh air admitted was warmed in entering, I made a present of the model to Mr. Robert Grace, one of my early friends, who, having an iron furnace, found the casting of the plates for these stoves a profitable thing, as they were growing in demand. To promote that demand, I wrote and published a pamphlet, entitled "An Account of the new-invented Pennsylvania Fireplaces; wherein their Construction and Manner of Operation is particularly explained; their Advantages above every other Method of warning Rooms demonstrated; and all Objections that have been raised against the Use of them answered and obviated,"etc. This pamphlet had a good effect. Governor Thomas was so pleased with the construction of this stove, as described in it, that he offered to give me a patent for the sole vending of them for a term of years; but I declined it from a principle which has ever weighed with me on such occasions, viz., That, as we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously.

An ironmonger in London, however, assuming a good deal of my pamphlet, and working it up into his own, and making some small changes in the machine, which rather hurt its operation, got a patent for it there, and made, as I was told, a little fortune by it. And this is not the only instance of patents taken out for my inventions by others, tho' not always with the same success, which I never contested, as having no desire of profiting by patents myself, and hating disputes. The use of these fireplaces in very many houses, both of this and the neighboring colonies, has been, and is, a great saving of wood to the inhabitants.
 Apple is completely opposed to this principle. And I am completely opposed to Apple. I have never sent any money their way (the above computer was lent to me). And I never intend to.

Today, I bought a used Apple Product (the money going to someone wanting to get rid of their rotten Apple for cheap). I spent an hour trying to install iTunes on my Windows computer.

It wouldn't install. It still won't install. Apple blames Windows. Because apparently, everyone and their fucking dog can write software for Windows; except Apple. Apple is incapable of writing software at all. Even the Apple OS is a hack on top of Unix (like putting a posh blonde wig on a sexy brunette).

To think I was giving Apple the benefit of a doubt. When you install iTunes on Windows 10, it first tells you that it can't do some craziness and then it starts rolling back the installation, but then it continues the install until it's done and tells you that some Apple Support program can't be found and you need to uninstall and reinstall. Which, if you are as patient and forgiving as I am; also doesn't work.