Mac vs. PC
OK, so it’s not Justin Long and John Hodgman doing their funny bit to compare the features of Macs versus Windows-based computers … but it’s still a little amusing to see something like this, out in the middle of a peaceful park environment…
You have to wonder what else this couple argues about, besides their laptop of choice: politics, religion, Yankees-vs-Red Sox?
Note: this photo was published as part of the illustrations for a June 2009 Mahalo blog page on John Hodgman whose URL Flickr does not like at all; but you can find it at www-dot-mahalo-dot-com-slash-john-dash-hodgman. It was also published in a September 16, 2009 German Macmagazin.de blog titled " iTunes 9: Private Freigabe unter der Lupe."
Moving into 2010, the photo was published in a Jan 29, 2010 Italian blog titled "La comunicazione in famiglia ai tempi di internet: una storia vera." And it was published in an undated (Mar 2010) Japanese blog at www.cyzowoman.com/2010/03/post_1572.html. It was also published in a May 15, 2010 Ozibuna blog, titled "15-16 Mai." And it was published in a Jun 8, 2010 blog titled "19 Must Read Blogs for Married People, Plus Several More ."
Moving into 2011, the photo was published in a May 20, 2011 blog titled "Mac oder Windows – Mein Geschmack, mein Betriebssystem, mein Roller." It was also published in an Aug 28, 2011 blog titled "Q&A: Mein Pc stürzt nach Anmeldung ab . dies tat er vorher erst nach Einer Halben stunde…?" And it was published in a Nov 27, 2011 blog titled "How to upgrade a PC from phone line connection to an ethernet connection?"
Moving into 2012, the photo was published in a rather odd blog posting titled "How Should You React to Your Spouse’s Porn?" And it was published in an undated (early Mar 2012) blog titled "LINEのPC版インストールしてみたよー." It was also published in an Oct 2, 2012 blog titled "Making Sense Of Microsoft’s Seven-Day Stock Sale."
I’ve strolled through Riverside Park on several previous occasions (click here to see a collection of approximately seven other Flickr albums of my Riverside Park photos) — but even though the sign at the 96th Street entrance is always the same, and the pathway is always the same, the people and the individual vignettes are always different.
Sometimes it’s simply a function of the weather: people dress differently, act differently, and engaged in different activities in early spring than they do in summer or late fall. But much of it simply has to do with the incredible variety of people who take advantage of the opportunity to relax, read a book, jog, or picnic with their families.
So … this just happens to be what it looked like in Riverside Park on the last day of May, in 2009.