Apple design

Almost everybody will credit Apple for great design. Their products look great and are mostly advanced. And, while I refuse to follow them — or anyone — religiously, I mostly prefer the Mac to Windows.

But, that doesn’t mean they are flawless. There are four Apple laptops in our family. Someone at Apple determined at some point that the plug of the power adapter — the one that goes into the computer — needs to have a protective cap. It makes sense, especially in the older models, in which there is a protruding, skinny wire, which could be damaged if hit. (It is another question why Apple needs to have a completely different connector than most other products, but that’s for another time to discuss.) The problem is, the cap is small, clear, and unattached. In other words, an invitation to be lost. Now, if it isn’t important to have a cap, then why have it? But since it seems like it is important, why not attach it so it can’t “walk away”? Apple wouldn’t even have to invent such contraption; their desktops come with exactly that for several wires and connectors. Go figure.

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