This blog post is a rant aimed at Apple Computer in Silicon Valley. Your help forums are worthless. Unless the person asking the forum was conceived and raised by computer geeks the responses are totally unintelligible. Can you hire some people who speak everyday language?
Perhaps one of my readers can help me out. In the beginning I was very satisfied with my Mac computer and my I phone. Whenever I took a picture using my phone and then connected it to the computer to charge, the computer would automatically show all the new pictures from the phone in the Apple program called Photo. I clicked on a box marked import all, and my pictures transferred to the Mac.
I just spent several hours trying to determine why that process is not functioning. Based on the number of people asking the same question on the forums, I’d say it is a major Apple problem. What I didn’t see was any type of fix or a single work around that would allow me to move pictures from the phone camera to the computer.I did see many replies that sounded like a politician speaking in computer GEEK, a lot of fancy words but no real substance.
A few years ago, I trashed all my Microsoft computers in favor of Apple. They clearly had a superior operating system. Lately, however, Apple is rapidly becoming Windows like with performance issues.
Here is what I have to do to transfer a photo to my computer.
1.Share the picture on the phone to my e-mail address.
2. Open the email and save the picture to the downloads folder.
3. Move the picture from the downloads folder to my photo file on the computer.
Another problem which has snuck into the phone via upgrades, or as I refer to them downgrades, is that the camera in the phone saves photos as a rich text file what the hell ever that is, but my engineering degree tells me that anything that says text in a picture file cannot be too very smart. Rich text is beyond my feeble mind to comprehend even if it applies only to text. I now have all of my thanksgiving family pictures on my phone, but they are in rtf, and will not transfer to a photo file, Gee, I wonder why.
Apple should change their very clever logo to add a bunch of worms eating their way out of the core, because that is what the company has become.
Ninety nine percent of what Apple does is aimed at kids who will figure out how to use the Apple magic. Me, I’m too old to be wasting my available minutes trying to make this crap work. Give me super simple programs that work without a degree in computer science.
All of this triggered me to think politically. The current regime in charge of the United States has been working overtime trying to convince guys like me that what we need is New World Order. What that means is that everyone in the world is working off the same page to make the planet one big happyland amongst the many other inhabited planets of the universe, kind of like in Star Trek.How will this be accomplished if the world’s smartest and richest computer company can not make thier devices work together easily without the need for one on one GEEK assistance? Can you imagine making over 170 countries think the same way? Can you imagine getting those same countries to assimilate their cultures into one giant macro-culture? Can you imagine them all coming together on religion?
Nope, me either.