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.