Friday, August 04, 2006

The Power of the Dark Side

Tonight I feel a bit like Anakin Skywalker. I have succumbed
to the power of the dark side. Although I have owned an
iPod for almost two years now, I've definitely been
a PC user. Oh, I toyed with the idea of having a Mac. But
it was always the comfortable little Dell laptop, purring
away on the very stable NT-based Windows 2000. I
even mistakenly bragged several weeks ago how I was
able to rescue my PC laptop from a crash and marvelled
at my own brilliance. However, it again crashed a few days
later...this time for good.

Why did I come over to the Dark Side...I mean Apple?
The new Macs, including my new MacBook has a duo
processor, meaning it can run both Windows and Mac.
This was the domino that tipped the decision. I really
do have to admit also, that Macs are just a lot more fun.
I have a small camera built into the screen, a built-in
DVD burner, all the bells and whistles...all at a very
decent price. Now if I can just find out what button
activates the light sabre.


Jude said...

Wow, that really *is* the dark side. I still haven't forgiven Macs for their earliest days when I ran a Mac lab and frequently felt like throwing the recalcitrant little critters over the balcony. Since then, I've worked with them in schools and in my role as a volunteer consultant, and I still frequently feel like throwing them out the nearest window. But maybe schools don't purchase the best machines.

Lori Murray said...

Hmm, I'm the opposite. I started with Mac's and loved them. I really was ticked when my company decided to switch to PC's. But I have to admit my computer at home is a PC too. I just use it for e-mail & web surfing. But sometimes I need to send work home, so it was easy to have a PC with Office, and cheaper than Mac's the last time I looked. Maybe you'll inspire me to upgrate to a Mac in a year or 2 when my current desk top needs to be replaced. It's getting pretty old.

Anonymous said...

geez uncle tom i just bought my first computer and it is also a macbook..... mary keeps talking about how much fun she is going to have knitting with and learning from lynn so it sounds like we guys you me and peter are going to be spending a fair bit of time together on the dark side. looking forward to october...