My Dad started teaching me to code in BASIC when I was five. My Mom taught me about home row and how to type when I was in the second grade. I’m that guy you call when you can’t figure out how to connect to your wireless network.
I’ve been on a PC my entire life. I’ve always been an advocate for the PC platform. I grew up on MS-DOS and thought XP Pro was a pretty solid system.
I laughed at people on Macs, thinking they looked all hip with their cute little white laptops. I thought of a Mac as the dumbed-down version of a computer. They were for the weak. Those people didn’t know how to tweak a config.sys file or find the rogue service on their IIS server.
And then Microsoft released Vista.
Rewind back in time, about six months ago. My trusty Dell laptop was about to konk out for good and its warranty had just expired. Though I usually ordered Dells through their website, I was worried that this one wasn’t going to make it through the end of the week, so I went to Best Buy. I purchased a relatively high-specced Toshiba.
Arriving home, I plugged it in. My nightmare began.
Fast forward five months. I’ve decided to kick the Toshiba to the curb and go down the street to my local Apple retailer. I insert both feet (Pumas and all) into my mouth and slap down my visa on a MacBook Pro.
It’s now one month later. I’ve never been happier. And even though I learned about the home row a long time ago, the keyboard on this thing lights up and I think that’s really nifty. Oh, and it works – right out of the box.
I stole these images from the apple website.