Monday, July 30, 2007

Apple envy

I saw this today and thought it was cool.

I still remember the first Apple II that my school had. The big craze was to spend lunch in the library play this frontier game, Oregon Trail. I really wanted to have this cool Apple computer, but I got a Commodore 64 instead. Really, not a bad computer for learning BASIC, but not as much fun as an Apple or TI for games. (Especially when you're parents won't buy you a joystick bcause the keyboard is just fine.)

In college, I got a stripped down PC clone. Many of my classmates had Macs. I was a bit jealous but couldn't afford one or convince my parents that it was necessary.

Only when I had been working a couple years did I splurge on buying a Mac. It was just at the start of the Internet, when AOL was big and Apple had their own online community. But I have to admit, I didn't use the computer that often, especially once I switched jobs and was assigned a Dell laptop. The computer ended up sitting in a storage box for years until I finally gave it away to a friend of a friend who collected old Apple computers.

Lately, I've been thinking again about getting a MacBook. But then I'm always asking myself if I'd really use it enough given its price tag. When (and if) I have kids, it would especially be useful in creating videos to send to the relatives and eventually to pass down for schoolwork. It'd be so cool, so easy to use. And, if I got the 2nd generation iPhone, we'll then I'd have to have both right?

Yeah, next year, we'll see. Maybe if I'm good and put away a little money each month, like layaway. ;)


charlotte704 said...

I recently stumbled upon your blog and just wanted to say I enjoyed reading your entries. I did not get married until I was 36 and promptly had a child last year right before my 37th birthday. I met my husband on eHarmony several years ago when they did not encourage users to post pictures or allow others to see them until later in the process. I understand it has all changed now. I am Japanese-American and ended up marrying a Caucasian guy from the south (no he's not the stereotypical southern or hill billy nor did he have "yellow fever"). He's a couple of years older than I am. Good luck in your search! Sometimes when you stop looking, he'll be there. Even though I joined eHarmony, it was only for one month and free. I was curious at the time and only intended to try out the service. I did not think I would actually meet anyone.

Pandax said...

Charlotte: Welcome and thanks so much for your comments. Congratulations on the baby.

I've really just been enjoying myself this summer. I can't tell you how nice it is not to stress about men for a bit.