My Wife Is a Mac, My Mistress Is the Apple iPad

The USA has many temptations, whether food or computers. One is tempted to believe computers make the best lovers - this is the promise.

The USA has many temptations, whether food or computers. One is tempted to believe that computers make good lovers.

The computer is a tool that we hope hammers the day into something of value. The number of computerized products multiplies like rabbits. I suspect they have learned how to make, make “boom boom” and spin off other computer products while we sleep.

We can list out our daily digital temptations.

The computer is the goddess Panacea: the computer-generated goddess of universal remedy for all that ails us. Generation X wants me to believe all the answers are computerized; all the great truths in life are just one mouse-click away. We must challenge ourselves daily to use these services as tools for very specific jobs.

This is good fun: Read the copy written about these computer or digital information services. They really do promise the world.

Read and enjoy. They sound like words spoken by used car salesman.

Steve Jobs

Apple iPad – “iPad is a magical window where nothing comes between you and what you love.”

Yes, my great love is an Apple product.

Tom Tom

"TomTom – At the Heart of the Journey"
"TomTom – Providing all drivers with the world's best navigation experience."

Yes, you are politely saying I cannot read a map.

Think Differnet

Apple Mac – "Make the ultimate upgrade. To a Mac. Learn why you'll love a Mac ..."

Yes, I thought different, so I bought an HP for one-fifth the price.

Bill Gates

Microsoft – "At Microsoft our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential."

Yes, we can all be good employees. What a great goal.

Mark Facebook

Welcome to Facebook – “Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, ..."

Yes, now I have 1,000s of friends who live inside my computer.


Twitter – “Instantly connect to what's most important to you. Follow your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking news.”

Yes, I feel connected; I feel true friendship. ... My computer keeps getting hot.

Cnn IN Depth – “ For in-depth coverage …”

Yes, we promise not to repeat the breaking news more than 50 times per hour, so we can have time to cover the world in depth, if not at all.

I travel the world, and they call these "sweet words," and they're always fun to hear. In French, Spanish, Thai or Tagalog, we all know the pitch heard on the corner, the similuated love that over promises and under delivers.

Yes, I know you love me. You are using sweet words.

Andy Graham


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