I am as attached to the computer as the next person. I sit at it all day at work, focusing (solely) on pertinent (theonion.com) business related tasks; when I get home I use it to e-mail with my friends and family (so I don’t need to return their phone calls) load new photos (of myself), update my facebook, download new music etc …
I have always been a “pc” user. I didn’t necessarily like it per se but I never had any issues. I have been thoroughly educated by the media and graphic design friends about the atrocities of the evil empire of Mr. Bill Gates and Microsoft. But time after time I continued to buy the Windows based units out of ease and familiarity. I’d march into Best Buy, smile and nod to everything the blue shirt told me I needed (even though I had no clue what they were talking about) and would walk out the door with an overflowing cart and a mile worth of receipts so I could attempt to mail in the eleventy billion rebates.
This time was different. My computer has reached the ripe old age of 3 and we all know computer years are even worse than supermodel years; no amount of restlyane could save this one. I began my search. Like everyone else I have seen the Mac v. PC commercials for the past few years. I get a chuckle out of the Daily show correspondent playing the old curmudgeon PC and the young hip boy, who dated Drew Barrymore for like a year, playing the Mac. Now, I typically try not to be too maintstream and do things because they’re trendy, however in an effort to finally be hip and to feel as though I really am a targeted (possibly unintended) demographic for these ads/products/lifestyle/coolness I got into my mid-sized SUV,swung by the Starbucks drive through, and drove on down to the new shiny Apple store. I held my head up high and pointed and said “I want that! and that! and that! and that!” and continued on until I thought I had all my bases covered. I did go a little “pointing/demanding” crazy and had to put a few things back (like some Dora software and someone’s child) but I still came out proud with my new iMac and iTouch.
The set up process was ridiculously easy as I pulled it out of the box, plugged it in, signed onto my neighbors internet they haven’t figured out how to secure yet and I was up and running. With this new superior machine, I can now do amazing things such as e-mail with my friends and family, load new photos, update my facebook, download new music etc … just now, I think I’m much cooler while doing it 😀