Today I am back to being a full time Apple person. I tried the PC netbook because it was small and light. Not to mention much less expensive. For a year now I have given it my best shot. But I have had my frustrations.
Back in 2000 I switched to a Mac. Started with the ibook. Loved the ease and grace. Next I talked CrisMarie into switching over our Thrive! systems to Mac. This wasn’t easy since she is a long time PC fan. Though within a week she was in love with Apple. She has tremendous style and I knew that alone would convince her once she got past her business consultant view that one most have a PC.
For years we have been happy Apple folks. Even happier when it got super easy to pull up most documents on either a Mac or a PC. So you may ask why did I ever go back to a PC. All I can really say for myself is that I was cheap. I wanted light, small and something that did not take up all my carry on bag. The netbook did intend fill that role.
Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with the Acer netbook. In many ways it is a perfect little machine for email, surfing the web and blogging while traveling. But I could never convince CrisMarie to logon. So I was generally carrying her computer as well as the netbook. The screen was small. Also there were just things that were not as elegant and as nice.
So I have gone back to Apple. I decided to try the MacAir. It is light, elegant and I have no doubts CrisMarie will be happy to use this new machine on the road. Honestly I am not even sure how long I will be able to call it mine. The Air is so light and so far is fast and reliable. (I have only had it for a day so reliable might be pushing it.) Still I am happy to be back on an Apple.
I know this is not really a deep, reflective piece of writing. But I just had to share my joy. Plus this is my way of notifying some friends they my have to find me fresh on ichat and Skype.
Maybe tomorrow I will have something more significant to write. For now I will just be playing on my MAC!!