Happy iCal Day!
iCal showing it's July 17th
Users of Mac OS X may recognize that the application iCal displays today’s date on its icon. (In the Dock when the application is open it displays the current date.)

What is the significance of today’s date? It’s the day that iCal was first shown to the public, in 2002, back when there was a Macworld Expo in New York City.

As the Wikipedia article says, some Mac fanboys and -girls celebrate today as iCal Day, a day for reflecting on all the things that Apple does that delight us and piss us off.

Here’s a couple from me:

Delight me

  • Everything they design is so sexy.
  • It just works better.
  • Stock price just keeps going up and up (AAPL opened this morning at $51.73 – I bought it at around $35).

Piss me off

  • My new sexy thing is way warm. As in 160° F warm.
  • Mail doesn’t always display the count of my new messages.
  • Apple tries to force upgrades on a regular basis. Latest example: “Replace the battery in the Nike+ iPod Sport Kit? Why, just buy another one! They’re cheap!

There may be more but those are just off the top of my head…

Feel free to add any of your own in the comments.