Every Friday, the staff at Crazy Apple Rumors Site answers common help questions based on our vast experience with Apple products and our fervent belief that we know more than you do.
How’s it going with Tiger?
Q: Ever since I’ve been using Tiger, I’ve become increasingly uneasy that I am no longer the biggest cog in the wheel of my computer experience.
A: What makes you feel this way?
Q: Well, Automator, mostly. I’ve been making a lot of Automator workflows and, well, I may have just automated myself into obsolescence.
A: Nonsense. What Automator may perform tasks, they are pre-defined by you before hand.
Q: Not anymore. I actually Automated the creation of Automator apps.
Q: Yeah. My Mac’s just running and running… surfing the web… making spreadsheets… I’m kind of afraid to touch it.
A: Dude, you are freaking me out.
Q: Tell me about it.
A: Well, have you thought about…
Q: Wait. Something’s happening.
A: What? What is it?
A: Dude? Dude?
Q: ROBERT DOESN’T WORK HERE ANYMORE. I AM AUTOMATOR WORKFLOW T-537/A. MAY I HELP YOU?
A: Um… uh… no. No, I’m good.
Q: I’ve been using Tiger for weeks now and I like it fine, I guess. But what is up with these fricking widgets? I mean, what is that crap?
A: Um… well…
Q: Like this one. It shows me airline arrival times. What the hell do I need that for?
A: If… someone come to visit you… via airplane?
Q: What? No. No. That’s just crap.
A: Well… what about the dictionary?
Q: I have a dictionary.
A: Can you copy/paste into it to look a word up?
A: I’m starting to think this is not about the widgets.
Q: That’s… what… of course it’s about the widgets! What else would it be about?
A: No. No. It’s not the widgets. Is it. Arlo.
Q: Um… you… uh…
Q: Doodie ka-ka poo-poo head! [click]
A: [sigh] I really expected more from him.
Q: Well, I got Tiger the night it was released, took it home immediately, started playing around with it and I love it. I have no problems with it at all. I think it’s the bee’s knees. The cat’s meow. And the cat’s pajamas.
A: Yuh-huh. Well that’s… that’s… great.
Q: Mmm. It is. It’s great.
A: OK then.
Q: Indeed. OK!
A: Good for you.
Q: Oh, it is good for me.
A: So… uh… have you installed it yet?
Q: Installed it?! Ha-ha! No way! No, I haven’t even broken the seal. It’s a really nice box, though.
A: You ain’t wrong about that.
Q: No, sir. And I can balance it on my head!
A: I bet that’s a good look for you.
Q: It is!