One of the unexpected benefits of entering the Apple community is that it introduces you to all sorts of interesting people. I’ve already met several people at college – none of them particularly technologically-oriented or solely male – who have come up to me and said, ‘You’ve got a Mac, right?’. I’m not entirely sure how they know this, sometimes it’s because of my iTunes Share, but other times I really have no idea. In any case the introduction usually leads to a quick comparison of our respective Macs and accessories, and perhaps mutual admiration over iTunes Shares (a guy I met yesterday apparently listens to a lot of my Japanese music). The opening formalities thus concluded, we can then move to more general non-Mac areas in the happy knowledge that the other person is a well-balanced, cool and all-round froody person with whom a conversation is well worthwhile.