Steve Jobs’ Reality Distortion Field certainly made the Mac/NeXT/iMac/iPhone/iPad much cooler than just “it’s a knockoff Star/UNIX, in a fishtank/as a black magnesium box/in fruit-colored plastic/in your pants/as a book“.
But their hardware & software mostly works, unlike everyone else. I haven’t liked Mac design since Tiger (and Big Sur is their ugliest desktop yet), or iOS since iOS 6, but it’s still the best, most reliable UNIX workstation money can buy. The more I look into setting up a FreeBSD workstation, the less happy I am with how much effort I’d be spending to get back to here (albeit with a much lighter load).
Non-Mac people with their giant junkpile of non-working or sometimes exploding hardware & software with shitty licenses, grifters like “Epic” stealing your kids data & money for virtual hats while running their own exclusive game store, constant whining about the existential threat that someone else may be cooler, is really getting tiresome.
Spend your time making your own junkpile less awful. Stop whining about Apple stealing your precious bodily fluids.
(see also epic rap battles )