In an event that could have dire implications for the Mac market, a convergence of recently released items has caused some Mac users to call an end to their perpetual quest for the next great technological thing.
The ability to record interference-free digital cable television shows on his Power Mac G5 and then burn them to DVD has completely sated the technological urge for a certain group of Mac users.
“I just realized…, Banda said. “I now have everything I want. I’m done! I can record digital TV shows and burn them quickly to DVD…
“I’m sorry, was there something else I was supposed to get out of computers? Because that’s really all I wanted.”
Concerned marketing executives from Apple and Mac peripheral makers rushed to Banda’s apartment in San Francisco to temp him with other products.
“We can’t interest you in a new iPod?” asked Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller, holding up a shiny new U2 iPod.
“Mmm… no,” Banda said, burning a high-quality copy of the latest episode of Arrested Development. “Thanks, though.”
“What about a flat screen monitor?” chimed in another executive.
“A tablet input device?!” asked another.
“A color laser printer?!”
“A Palm-based cell phone?!”
Banda, however, proved immune to the allure of shiny new devices.
Apple will sponsor a technology summit to brainstorm ideas about how to make people feel an addiction to technology that never ends.