Freshly Squeezed OpEd: If I Can Help Be of Help

Dec 8, 2019 | OpEd | 2 comments

Since the release of the MacBook Pro 16”, over the weeks I have read various articles and watched countless unboxings on YouTube. Many people laud Apple for finally responding to their wishes, yet remain upset at what they consider obvious oversights.


An extra .28 lbs., 4.3 pounds in total. Yes, that’s a little over 25% than its predecessor. I can safely say that if you walk out of Whole Foods with a single bag of groceries, it weighs a good deal more.

But you may be correct. The thought of injuring yourself over schlepping the additional weight equivalent to a loaf of bread is boggling! How could this have possibly slipped passed the engineers? They neglected to pass this by the legal department. They could conceivably expose themselves to many potential lawsuits!


Width – .86 cm/.34” wider.

Depth – .52 cm/.2” deeper. 

Height – .07 cm /0.03” inch.

We can put into focus these enormous dimensions comparatively.

A worker bee is about 1 centimeter in size. (Oh, but that stings.)


No change. What kind of change are you looking for? Is it function follows form or form follows function? If it’s the previous, that’s precisely what angered the loyal base. That’s why we’re celebrating the MBP 16”, the scissor keyboard, the separate Escape Key, et al. Are you buying it to accomplish your tasks faster or make a social statement?


It probably does but the new MacBook Pro might not fit your existing 15” MacBook Pro sleeve. If I understand the gist correctly, the complaint is that some might spend around up to $100 for a new sleeve to protect your new, minimally priced $2,400 laptop? I’d love to watch you balance a checkbook.

If you’re overwrought regarding any of these issues, I’ll gladly take the laptop off of your hands. It pains me to know you may suffer the stigma of being seen in public with such an abomination and how it reflects upon you. No matter the pain, I’ll sacrifice myself and take the hit for you.

No need to thank me. Oh and have you a Tesla keeping you up nights? If I see one more demonstration of iOS 13 beta on YouTube with a Tesla app on its homepage I’m going to go spare.


  1. wired7234

    You know Frank, I’ve lost all hope for Apple. I left the ACN and have moved on. Apple keeps cranking out expensive shit that breaks and is not repairable by your local resource. With their higher prices, the T2 software lock out and unreliable hardware, I no longer recommend anything over 2012 Apple machines.

    Love Words with Friends though!! Thank you for being my ‘friend’!!

    Gail M. Murphy


    • ympnow

      I hear ya. I’m hoping they’re turning a corner with the departure of Ive. Someone posted that the problem with Apple hardware under Ive was that function followed form, not the other way round. BTW, miss you!


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