Step away from the iPad

Since yesterday was actually a pretty productive day, yer favor-rite blahgger was a total slacker today. Well, there was this morning’s kayak ride. First of the season and yes it’s a bit late. What can I say? We put in at Argo and paddled up to Barton Dam and back. Not a very long trip but one that hit the spot.

And then we traipsed out to Apple with my new and old laptops in tow because I am gonna pay Apple to transfer my gazillion photooos (and my other files too). After that? Can you say Angry Birds?

OK. Apple or Windows? Does it really matter? I’m ambidextrous. Actually, I’m more than ambidextrous. My first computer career was back in the days of writing FORTRAN programs on Decwriter II terminals that were hooked up to mainframes. I didn’t know jackdoodly about computers when Byron reluctantly hired me for that job. I taught myself FORTRAN. At some level, a computer is a computer and an OS is an OS…

The MacBook that I am replacing is 4-1/2 years old. It still works very well! I have never even had to change the battery! The reason I’m replacing it? I’ve been flirting with 5GB of available drive space for about the last year. That’s about rock bottom for having a functional computer. When you get down that far, you cannot download operating system updates. Not good. I put this transition off a couple times by deleting stuff. Yesterday I decided I was done. Done. Done. Done. Dun dun dun. The GG is salivating over adopting my old MacBook. He will strip it down and replace the drive and/or memory if he thinks any of that is necessary. My MacBook will live on. As my beloved old 12″ G4 PowerBook (from 2003) has.

And so, our MacStack will continue to grow.

2 Responses to “Step away from the iPad”

  1. Margaret Says:

    That is very old for a laptop, but Macs last longer. Unless my younger daughter gets her hands on them, that is.

  2. Tonya Says:

    So, how do you like your iPad? What do you mostly use it for? How is it to type on? (Or do you use a separate keyboard)? Just curious. ;o)