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Macbook Pro with Life-like Hair (and Kung Fu Grip)

just so we are collectively (in a manner of speaking) clear, I never understood, or liked G.I. Joe with Life-Like Hair. Kung Fu Grip was pretty cool. but, the whole beard thing left me aghast. that may have been due to my military upbringing. but, I’m sure that at the age ten, my sense of utilitarian-propriety-application were simply and instinctively offended.

so… late last week on Linkedin, I posted a version of the following message:

Brian Patrick Cork ”Five days into the life-cycle of Apple’s new Macbook Pro – with Retina Display, the product is hard to find. Apple’s own website has a three-to-four week delivery date. From a consumer standpoint that’s frustrating. But, from a shareholder standpoint it’s potentially brilliant. This should make for an interesting story by the end of the quarter.”

Jo DeLapp, father of Organic Food Guru JK DeLapp, reared his head with (we did make some grammar revisions):

Joseph K. DeLapp “B – Reviews of new MacBook Pro with retina are skewed negative vs mixed. Do you have one and are the reviews that are less than positive deserved or not? I am ready to update my MacBook which is about 4 years old but have put acquisition on hold until I learn more. Other than that, how goes it for you in General? Joe DeLapp.”

I felt my response was rather creative and relevant (culturally speaking), so I’m making it a point to share all of it with you.

Brian Patrick Cork “Hey Joe. Life is running on all twelve cylinders. In terms of reviews of the new Macbook Pro with Retina Display (its like GI Joe with Life-Like Hair). The old GI Joe was great. The Life-Like Hair was kind of cool but not necessary for performance. The new Macbook Pros are very thin and light. They also don’t come with a hard drive. So, the sense is they feel like a larger Macbook Air. But, they are FAST and powerful machines. And, they will likely be as reliable as may other Apple product on the market. All that said, if you want my opinion, unless money is no object I’d recommend that you go with a new Macbook Pro (without the Retina Display). Thats $1700 with all the upgrades.”

this may be a good example of how the latest gadget is genuinely unnecessary. I’m convinced the Retina Display is really cool. however, it adds a whopping $1000 to  the price tag. so, you can get a great Macbook Pro with about the same level of performance if you don’t mind it being just a bit (negligible) thicker, like a hard drive (I don’t care either way because almost all of my files are on DropBox) and keep your wits about yourself.

Apple shareholders win, either way. and, going back to my original point on Linkedin, the Apple faithful, and newly realized, are snapping-up the new MacBooks in record numbers.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

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