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11 November 2006 @ 08:01 pm
"That's right, Cole. I'm a H.O.M.O." -- Scott Kurtz*  
Oh, man. There's air-conditioning in Hell tonight.

Guess what I just did.

I bought a Mac.

I have ordered a 13" MacBook, 2.0 GHz Intel Duo Core proc, 120GB HD, 6x Superdrive, etc. and so on. In black, of course.

I'm curious to see if I can get my boss to expensing a portion of it since I'll be using it to help support Mac customers in our online business. I'm thinking, "No," but it couldn't hurt to ask.

Anyway, yeah. I'm a Mac owner again.+



* For those who don't get it, the reference is from a PvP comic wherein Brent refers a Mac User Group, the "Honorable Order of Macintosh Operators." The quote was the title of Scott Kurtz's blog post on having finally bought a Mac for his work on the comic.

+ For those who weren't aware, I say "again" because I have owned a couple of Macintosh computers before now, including a Mac Quadra and an older model PowerBook. However, both of those were bought second-hand and were WELL behind the curve by the time I bought them. To give you an idea, I hand-upgraded the Quadra from System 7 to MacOS 8, and the PowerBook when I got it had an early revision of OS 9. Old stuff, in other words.
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Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on November 12th, 2006 02:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, yeah. Dude, it's Apple. They're already talking about the release of Leopard or Snowcat or whatever the fuck the next advancement of the X series is, and hey, this time next year, they'll be calling my laptop a "legacy Mac." They're the masters of planned obsolescence, even if they aren't quite as... overt... about it as Microsoft is.
The Archangel Robriel: Devil Insidearchanglrobriel on November 12th, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
I thought the new release was gonna be Lionel followed by Cheetara...
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on November 12th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
You're going to see a lot of geeks upgrade to Cheetara and then stay on that release no matter what. ;)
Gordon Schumacher: computereleccham on November 14th, 2006 06:44 am (UTC)
If they call it Snowcat, there's gonna be some Mac users (in this part of the world at least) puttin' tank-tread stickers on the sides of their laptops...
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on November 14th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that'd be me. Go Joe.
The Archangel Robriel: Devil Insidearchanglrobriel on November 12th, 2006 04:36 am (UTC)
Welcome back to the brotherhood. ;) Once you go Mac, you never go back.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on November 12th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
Patently untrue in my case. I have gone, in order:
TRS-80
TI Sinclair
Apple IIc
Commodore 64
Apple IIe
Commodore 128-D
Intel 386
Classic Mac
Intel 486
Pentium-equivalent AMD
Mac Quadra (old at this point)
Pentium 2-equivalent AMD
iMac (old at this point, but used for work on a daily basis)
PowerBook (old at this point)
Pentium 4-equivalent AMD
MacBook (brand spanking new, as in released to the public last Thursday)

And that's just counting the hardware to which I had either direct or exclusive access. Not counting shared access systems like VAX mainframes, NeXTStep cubes, or similar big arse servers.
Gordon Schumacher: geekyeleccham on November 14th, 2006 06:47 am (UTC)
At one point, I had - in my house - a box that we're pretty certain was some derivative of either a PDP-10 or PDP-11. I'm not sure exactly what it was because it was one of the ones adapted for use as an IMP. I didn't exactly own it; it was on extended loan from the community college.

My mother was attending there, when I was a kid, and the head of the computer department saw me helping a student with their BASIC homework... I got some bizarre stuff that way, including accounts on the HP9000 and a VAX.