Friday, May 16, 2008

I'm an Addict

I've tried to keep it a secret. I've struggled long and hard with this. A confessional moment here. I must admit, I am an addict. A Mac addict, that is. Yes, I know, if you know me, there have been signs of it all over.

It started when I was young. In sixth grade I was chosen by my school to be the first of 2 students who got a chance to work on an ORIGINAL Apple II Computer. Yes, that was the black one with a monochromatic screen. Oregon Trail where people looked like boxes was pretty sweet.


I wasn't satisfied. I had to have one at home.

So I talked my parents into an Apple IIe. Now, DOUBLE FLOPPY DISK DRIVES and a GREEN monochromatic monitor. Does anyone remember tying "\" symbols to underline words in a document. Oh yeah.


Still not satisfied. College began. I needed some firepower.

Mac Classic. 8mHz processor with 1 MB of RAM. Oh yes. Many a Sim City game was played on this. Of course, some sweet Print Shop posters were made as well.


THEN. I strayed... In a moment of weakness, I bought a Gateway. I realize now that it was the cowprint boxes that sold me. All 667mhz of processing glory and Windows 98. We still have this machine, it is in the toy room with a barbie kitchen next to it.


Definitely not satisfied.

Two years ago, I got a Power Mac G5 Tower which I still use everyday almost. It's a Duo Core (not Intel - I bought just before they released them) and a 1.67 gHz processor with 2G of RAM. Now, audio, video, photos - it's all good. After I finish a project or two, I'll be switching this over to Leopard.


Love it, but I wasn't satisfied when I needed to carry all 50 lbs of this tower into Barnes & Noble to surf the web. I needed something more...

So, this year I finally got a Macbook (which I'm typing this on). I really enjoy Leopard on it and the fact that free Wi-Fi through AT&T is becoming more readily available everywhere (Barnes & Noble).


I say I'm an addict because I'm still not satisfied. When I want to surf the web and don't have Wi-Fi or my Macbook, what is a man to do? I've added a new thing to "the list". Yes, it's an iPhone, but not just any one. The one with 3G technology that will allow much faster downloads.


Article on it's announced release on June 9th HERE. Anybody buying?

But, will I be satisfied??? Hmm...

7 comments:

don said...

i won't be jealous... I won't be jealous... I won't I won't I won't be jealous...

amberWIRE said...

I'll never forget playing Math Blaster on the Mac Classic my dad had! That was so awesome!

Sherry Ingle said...

What?? No Mac Book Air???

Brian Warrell said...

Dude I think you need a 12 step program :)

Sarah Koutz said...

I promise you there is nothing wrong with this addiction.

Heredes... said...

::TEARS::

U WERE DA MAN IN MY BOOK ALREADY ...

NOW YOU'RE DA MAN IN MY iBOOK too!

:)

John Monte Novak said...

I am right there with you, Dannyboy.