Mac and Me: A Quality Relationship


“We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didn’t build the Mac for anybody else. We built it for ourselves.”
Steve Jobs

I am back after an episode with my crashing computer, a frenzy over “What to do? What to do?”,  and the battle of “I want to keep my Dell so make it work.”

But my Dell didn’t work, and it had no plans to ever work again, so I purchased a MacBook Pro. It took more than a week to get comfortable. I had to get acquainted with Mac.

Relationships take time, you know.

Our son encouraged me to go with a PC, saying MacBook Pro was too different from the laptop I owned.

My husband agreed that I’d probably be frustrated with an Apple product, although I think he was anticipating his own frustration over having to train me.

I’m just now emerging from the Dark Ages of flip phones and a seven-year-old computer.

Our daughter just said, “Nuh-uh, you didn’t get a Mac?”

Truth is, I was a bit surprised myself.

The purchase was pricier than the around-$700 we set out to spend. What sold me, though, was listening to satisfied and virus-free Apple users (including our sales guy), their enthusiasm over quality and graphics, and the laptop’s compatibility for writers.

My husband’s pep talk helped also. He pulled me to one side and said, “You need a Mac for your work, and you deserve it.”

What upgrade is waiting for you? You know, the one you deserve, but don’t quite think you do?

WRite wHere I’m supposed to be – I believe we all deserve good stuff, even though I often get hung up on that word. We deserve quality relationships with family and friends. We deserve quality relationships with our career, with our home, with our car and, yes, even with our laptop.

On the lighter side: I recently added the photo to this post. I’m proud to say I took it with my up-to-date Apple iPhone.


2 responses »

  1. I just made the switch this year, first to a desktop, then added a Macbook pro back in January and I can promise, promise, promise I’ll never go back. My Macs have been SO reliable, whereas before … I’d gone through one PC after another for years.

    Congrats! Welcome to the darkside!

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