|Apple iFruit by Photo Giddy, on Flickr“|
Last week, I was given a Fruit Machine and un-boxed it with childish fervor.
This was a suprise reaction because I have never been a member of the Apple family.
So when everyone in the IT department was given an iPad 2 for extra services this year, unfamiliar juices flowed. What in the world was going on?
Imagine my surprise when after biting deeply into this forbidden fruit, I fell in love.
My Windows world fell away and I could no longer see the Gates to heaven.
This thing has touch screen magic, swipe to see the far side of the moon, look under the world, read a full newspaper in glorious color, look at books, although my Kindle 2 is better at that, search for just about anything, even, who made God.
All this while sitting in front of the TV or on the garden stool. Wow. Talk about the last thing in lounge chair laziness.
Here was a device sent to the masses from someone on another planet. Well, Steve was an otherworldly guy.
Could the world be a better place if all 7 billion members had a fruit machine 2? Or should we wait for the Windows 9+ tablet? Rumor is, Bill’s coming back in 2013.
Well, can you guess what’s coming next? I certainly had no inkling what was coming in my new life of device entrapment. Please try and follow the amazing story that follows, but if you don’t want to, then bugger off.
Out of the blue, one night, I wanted to get some photos from my Paul’s Super Mac Book pro+. This machine has an Intel i7 with turbo pro 4 quad cpu’s and security guards with the black suits and sun glasses built in. It takes two strong people to move it from the lounge to the next chair.
It also has four USB ports and two HDMI ports on one side. The other side has ports for Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Fireworld, USB7 and Let’s Connect.
We then discovered we couldn’t transfer photos from this leviathan laptop to my Fruit Machine iPad2. These were photos of my grandkids that were to be shown off to anybody willing to cast their eyes on my progeny.
We tried connecting via WiFi, USB cable, HDMI cable and even putting fingers in a socket cable.
The only way we could transfer the photos was if the fruit software on the monster laptop was allowed to delete all the apps from the Fruit iPad2. Hell, if this the way our life should go, let’s not vote for the big Fruit.
Steve passed away recently – has he taken all his absurd dislike for competitors with him? Please God, have a word in his ear and convince the guy to let Go.
The solution to this dilemma was, incredible as this sounds, to transfer the photos from the monster MAC to my PC, yeah really, and then to the iPad Fruit 2.
Does that make you smile?
It did for me.
Thank you Lisa’s dad.
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