Egg or Mouse…

Ok, so this is a mild rant. I am a Mac fan. Ok, so some could call me a Mac Fan­boy. What­ev­er floats your boat douchebag. Anyway…I love my Mac, I love the sim­ple design, the clean aes­thet­ic and all that fan­cy schman­cy indus­tri­al design bull­shit. I am a tech guy, mean­ing that not only do I love my Mac I love the OS but not for the same rea­son  most Mac fans do. I love it because 1) It is not Win­dows. 2) Because it works (see #1). 3) It’s sim­ple (also see #1). Final­ly 4) It is based on *NIX (see #1 yet again). This means that (for the most part) I can use my lin­ux com­mands when I want to. But I digress…this post is about design. Or rather, the lack of func­tion­al­i­ty in design. Despite my love for *NIX and the com­mand line I do use the mouse, and not only do I use the mouse, I like to make use of all the var­i­ous func­tions that a mod­ern day mouse can pro­vide. What this means is that I do not like the egg shaped excuse for a mouse that is the pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tion of Mac mouse. (Oth­er than the lit­tle nip­ple scroll button/ball/wheel thing…but we won’t go there.) I like the clear and dis­tinct sep­a­ra­tion of a right mouse but­ton from a left mouse but­ton from a what­ev­er mouse but­ton. Recent­ly I relin­quished my cher­ished Log­itech mouse to my wife who was in dire need of a new key­board and mouse. The ones she was using were the ter­ri­ble and quite cheap­ly made excus­es for human inter­face devices that name brand man­u­fac­tur­ers like to pack­age with their lap­tops and desk­tops. I think you know who I’m talk­ing about. Any­way, I gave her mine and she’s now in the cur­rent cen­tu­ry and has gone wire­less. What this means is that I’m stuck with this egg thing until I pro­cure anoth­er mouse. In these days my work­flow has slowed to a crawl as I appar­ent­ly can not get my hands to artic­u­late the pseu­do-right but­ton on this thing. So, now you know should you see my numer­ous mis-spellings or should you expe­ri­ence delays in my email respons­es.