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Joel Johnson’s trip to the drunken carnival of Windowsland

Joel Johnson, writing at New York Magazine:

There are plenty of arguments for Apple’s journeyman-user methodology. It is, above all, comforting. To know that your tools are of good quality and preordained by a master allows you to focus on your work. I think this is why the new MacBook Pro is disappointing: It indicates that our teacher may not be leading us where we should go.

There’s something wistful about Joel’s piece, which details his experiments leaving the Mac for Windows. But I think it encapsulates a particular feeling a lot of Mac users have right now, of not being exactly sure whether they’re standing on solid ground, or have just stepped into quicksand.