Yes, it’s the Apple store, right there on Montreal’s Ste. Catherine St. W., beside the lovely Ogilvy’s department store and a convenient five-minute walk from my workplace.
And what is so great about the Apple store?
Well, aside from the fact that it sells the most beautiful (and easiest to use – though, full disclosure, my RRSP has Apple shares in it) computers and phones and tablets in the world, it is the home of the Genius Bar. That is the place where smart young (they’re all young) Apple people solve the computer/phone/tablet problems of dunderheads such as myself.
Such problems in the last few days have accounted for my not having posted here, for which I apologize. The computer problems are pretty much my own fault, though I will say that Apple’s iPhoto photo-management program (the source of my grief) is, I have decided, not up to the normal high Mac standards of being easy to use and instinctive. As my brother John said yesterday, commiserating with my woes and having experienced similar problems, it’s almost as if iPhoto was created by – Microsoft. You know, the company whose hard-to-use products suggest that it hates humans and refuses to cater to the way humans might actually think.
Anyway, I’m beginning to sound cranky, and I shouldn’t, because I am very sure that my appointment at the Genius Bar of the Montreal Apple store late tomorrow afternoon will solve all my problems.
My real worry is this: If (or, perish the thought, when) things go wrong with my Mac/iPhone/iPad at the Manse – well, the Genius Bar will be an awfully long way away, won’t it?