So, here’s Apple’s new book, Designed by Apple in California, available now to all Apple “fans” for the bargain price of $200-$300 (Note: You only get one of the books pictured below for that price):
I’m not going to provide the links to the store page or whatever because I don’t agree with how much Apple is charging for this product. And, if anyone buys this
book glorified product catalogue (most catalogues offer far more useful information and value than this book) for the $200-$300 price that Apple is asking, I’d have to conclude that maybe they deserve to be ripped off—but I won’t be a part of it.
Here’s an example of a book (a gaming related book in this particular case) that I personally consider a genuine work of art and at a fraction of the price of Apple’s rip-off book:
Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection
Buy something like that ^^^ instead with your hard earned money—genuine love and passion has been poured into every page of that book—rather than rewarding Apple for blatantly abusing and taking advantage of you and your presumed love of its products.
Or how about any of these great books:
STAR WARS ART: RALPH MCQUARRIE book (It’s still expensive at $250 but at least you do actually get two [pretty great] books for that price)
The History of Nintendo: Volume 1 – 1889-1980
Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Data East Arcade Classics
The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Graphics art book is pretty awesome
The NES/Famicom: A Visual Compendium
Please don’t encourage Apple to take advantage of you by purchasing this blatant rip-off product aimed at making a quick and easy buck off easy targets, i.e. what it sees as the most blindly loyal and hardcore “fans” who will simply buy anything it puts out at this point in time.
Don’t become one of those “fans”.
Note: I’m sitting here typing with my beloved iPhone 4 laying on the desk in front of me, so don’t mistake me for some Apple “hater” or Android “fanboy” or whatever. I just know a joke when I hear it—and the punchline isn’t funny.