“Facetime me later”
“iMessage me tonight”
“Just Google the answer”
“My email is RomneyLover123@gmail.com”
Oh enough already! I just can’t believe that someone could say all of these things. Oh I’m not saying technology is being overused. If anything it isn’t being used enough. What I’m trying to say is I don’t understand why people use these services. Facetime and iMessage: made by Apple. Google and Gmail: It’s obvious who made these. Two companies who make subpar products and guess who still buys them. The majority of the world. The ignorant consumer who doesn’t care enough to look at the facts. Microsoft is a better company, makes better products and I’m going to tell you why.
It was the summer after sixth grade when I realized that Microsoft was the company that should be dominant in Silicon Valley. In sixth grade everyone was starting to care about phones. Everyone was starting to really care about them. I wanted one so bad and I was the only one in my group of friends who had a “TracFone”. So what did I do? I started to beg my mother for a phone. Of course she said no but that didn’t stop me from comparing the prices. It didn’t stop me from comparing the hardware. It didn’t stop me from thinking about the overall experience that I would have when it came to getting a phone. Windows Phone was the winner in all of those categories. So then I went into comparing other things: computers, software, etc. This is where I learned about Microsoft and where my “obsession” began.
I started to say things in the class in 7th grade like “You know Microsoft was founded April 4th, 1975”. It was really annoying and really funny at the same time. So then I started to tell people random facts about Windows, Microsoft and Bill Gates. This is when I really started to commit to Microsoft. I would say things like:
“I just think that your iPhone isn’t as good as the Microsoft Lumia”
“How dare you say the Galaxy Tab is better than the Surface”
“Here are the facts!”
But people don’t realize these things. People don’t know that everything Microsoft creates is superior to it’s competitors’. I asked a student about themselves and their personal preference. Here’s what that student to say:
Kwan Hopkins: What’s your preference when it comes to technology.
Chloe Hart: With phones I prefer iPhones because that’s what I know how to work
Kwan Hopkins: How are you with tablets?
Chloe Hart: I prefer an iPad.
Kwan Hopkins: Now when it comes to computers you’re definitely not a Chromebook type of girl.
Chloe Hart: I hate Chromebooks. I’d prefer using a PC.
Kwan Hopkins: Now what if I told you there was something 50% faster and more powerful than a Macbook Air and it was also a tablet at the same time.
Chloe Hart: I’d be intrigued.
Kwan Hopkins: Now you know what that’s called?
Chloe Hart: Surface Pro?
Kwan Hopkins: Yes! Surface Pro 4! Let me tell you about it: It has beautiful resolution, it runs games, Steam, everything that a desktop can run. But it’s also a tablet. It’s the tablet that can replace your laptop. What I’m trying to tell you is that there are other things out there.
Chloe Hart: I know.
Kwan Hopkins: Why do you think you like iPhones?
Chloe Hart: My brother has one, my dad has one.
Kwan Hopkins: Well let me tell you why I hate iPhones. They never change when a new one comes out. They get a little bigger, they get a little thinner, they have the same 8 megapixel camera. They might get a get a few new features but other than the things listed, they never change. Now there’s one more fact that I’d like to share with you: 98% of people would recommend the Surface Pro 3 to be used by their friends and loved ones. Now if that many people would want the people who they love most to use this product, it obviously a great line of products.
Chloe Hart: Tell that to my parents. I’m not oblivious, I know that things like this are out there, I just don’t have access to them.
Now after I presented Ms. Hart with the facts she could do nothing more than agree to the things I was saying. She agreed with me about iPhones never really changing, she agreed with using a PC over any other computing OS, she agreed that the Surface has to be a great product. I just want people to know that you don’t have to be so mainstream. Chloe seemed to only like iPhones because she’s never experience a Windows Phone because her brother and father have one. They pay for something that isn’t worth what they’re paying for. Chloe even went so far as to say she “hated” Chromebooks. What people need to understand is that there are better things out there, things that are actually worth paying hundreds or thousands of dollars to buy.
But I’m giving SLA a break. SLA used to be an Apple School and now it’s a Google school. There was a shift that caused a select few to probably go from Apple products to at least some kind of Android or Google product for better functionality at the school they they spend 8-9 hours at everyday getting work done. But SLA has never had a Microsoft era. A Windows era. Not only would they see the amazing abilities that Windows has but they would see the amazing things that they could do. And I feel this shift among the student here at SLA is causing some sort of divide. I think we should just have one operating system, and that operating system should be Windows.
And with that all of that being said, I can only end this article one way: When you don’t take the time to research the products that you spend your money on you’ll end up being screwed out of something better. Just take your time and really learn about something before you buy it. And I really encourage you to take the time to try out any kind of new Microsoft product. I assure you that it’s totally worth it.