Monday, April 03, 2006

Apple Turns 30, Honda Release's The Fit

This post may sound like an ad but these are about companies and products I own (or hope to own soon!) and enjoy.

Apple turned 30 years old April 1. Having switched just under a year ago, I can honestly say, I now understand the passion people have for Apple and particularly the Mac. It seems more than a computer. It feels like a creative outlet/tool. Yes I guess the same can be said about PC's, but show me anyone who holds a PC maker or Microsoft as close to their hearts as Mac fanatics do(I now count myself as one). Sure you can chalk it up to clever marketing, I mean after all it is just a computer. But I think it goes right back to the philosphy held by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak about how a personal computer should be, and from there the marketing followed. Using a Mac just feels intuitive for digital photos, making movies, organizing my music, and especially making music. My iMac IS my home recording studio. It just works. Sure there is the odd crash here and there(it IS a computer after all!) but a Mac crash just doesn't seem to be as devasting as a Windows crash. Anyway that's my 2 cents about Apple

Next up, Honda released the Honda Fit to North America April 1. I think it's my next car. As much as I love the Civic, the Fit makes more sense to me. It has 5 doors, 1.5L 4 cylinder engine, 109hp, 105lbs/ft of torque and just looks plain cool. Plus it's cheaper! Anyone who knows me, knows I love my Hondas. The Fit will be cheap on gas, peppy enough to feel sporty(my first Civic Si had 108hp and was about the same weight as the Fit and a blast to drive), more functional with 4 doors and a hatchback and cheaper to buy, even in the Sport model with all the goodies I want, than the Civic Si. Kudos to Honda for finally bringing this car to Canada.(It's been in Europe and Japan for the last 3 years as the Honda Jazz. The Jazz in North America is Honda's Scooter)

Anyway that is my 2 cent product endorsements. BELIEVE ME!!! I have NOT been paid for these glowing "reviews", but don't let that stop you Apple and Honda!!!;)

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