Am I too much of an Apple fangirl?

I don’t think so. Really. I think they’re just as morally questionable as any big tech company, and I think their prices are ridiculous. So why do I keep using them?

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Isn’t RSS rather outdated?

I get it. RSS was made at a time when webpages took an eternity to load. When there were so many popup ads and kitschy animated GIFs and <blink> tags that it’d make your eyes vomit. Here’s a way to get only the text content you want off all your favorite weblogs, without unnecessary hypertext insanity, synced to your PC to read with no loading. And for a time, it was glorious.

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The current iPod touch lineup.

So why does Apple still make the iPod?

The row of products links at the top of Apple’s website has been a stable paradigm for as long as I have been alive. The products have shifted around over time, as the computing landscape has changed more in the last decade or so than probably any other time in history. But there’s still one product, once a best seller, now confusingly buried underneath the “Music” tab and rarely mentioned: the lone iPod touch. Continue reading →