It’s a big day here in relationary land. My trusty Sony Vaio had a physical hard disk failure. Repair would cost one quarter of the purchase price and weeks between Sony and back. Fortunately, I do most of my work on Google Docs at home and I backup my iTunes library. So I went to the local high profile electronics dealer and asked the sales rep what I could get for the original purchase price of a four year old Sony Viao. The answer was a top of the line iMac and in a matter of 20 minutes for financing I walked out with a big box in hand.
When I reached my apartment and pulled the iMac Box out of the brown cardboard shipping box I looked at the thing and decided to clean my entire apartment in preparation. This was like bringing my dream date home. I unpacked the computer and set it up on my desk. I realized that I would have to get a new chair so I would not hurt my neck looking up into the screen which was bigger than my television display. Then I turned it on.
Everything about the machine, the OS and the software is superior. This is American design, Californian design at its finest. I showed it to my friend and he told me to take time to get a little sleep every night.
I celebrated by downloading a complete Mozart collection from iTunes. The sound is great. I’ll be giving away my Vaio, my DVD player and my television set. I think I will give up my land line and buy an iPhone, too.
iMac, where have you been all my life?