One thing that really amazes me is how people simply swear by using just a single brand’s products. “Apple is the best and I only use their products” or “Samsung’s Android phones are the only phones I would ever buy”.
Stop thinking like “Apple is so much better than Microsoft” and ask yourself a simple question “Which product would work best for me?” If you simply stick to one company (as always!), without even taking a look at the other options, you’ll be missing out on a lot.
If you’re one of them, try being a bit more unbiased towards the products other companies make and you will be delighted to see how many more options you will have in front of you.
In Q&A session on Slashdot the other day, Steve Wozniak took the time to remind folks that bickering over rubbish like the phone fanboy wars is just stupid:
It’s better to think constructively about what can be done with our mobile platforms to improve our lives more, rather than trying to throw darts and insults.
Woz is famous for using everything, from Windows to OS X, Android to iOS (and even Windows Phone).
Not a single company out there is perfect. All of them have their own advantages and disadvantages, their own strengths and weaknesses. Try not to be a fanboy. Try to think outside the box. You’ll start seeing a completely different world.