Embrace and extend

Daring Fireball: Apple Computer
Apple TV seems to strike the perfect balance — regular people never have to get their hands dirty with complex nerdery, but those of us who want to easily can.

I can easily say the same about any of Apple's products. The Mac, the iPod, and hopefully the iPhone are all designed to be embraced and extended. Apple products adhere to the UNIX software design philosophy: do one thing and do it well.

Hasta la vista, Vista!

Most of these Vista notebooks cost more than my MacBook and only the more expensive ones (over $2000) have a digital video interface (DVI) ( to connect to that hi-def LCD or plasma TV in your living room or den ). They ALL lack a built in digital camera (for video conferencing), a wireless remote control, bluetooth wireless (wireless mice, keyboard, and headsets), digital audio input/output (surround sound from a laptop), video editing software, music creation and editing, DVD editing and burning, and web publishing software. Every Apple laptop ships with these features.

Aren't applications the things we buy our computers to run so that we can do something creative or productive? So out of the box shouldn't the computer be able to do something?

So please, explain to me why Macs are considered more expensive? Hasta La Vista, Vista!