I have been AFK (away from keyboard) for… what?… months now. Long story. The short version is that I moved, then took some time getting my home office put together, and then my computer crashed. Always fun when the ol’ computer dies on you. So, this is my first post coming from a new computer. A MAC!!! I’m very excited to be back to using Apple products. I was a Windows user for years and I’m sick of using a mediocre operating system and hardware that craps out on me on a regular basis.
Here’s the other thing. I love Apple. I love Steve Jobs (RIP). I even love Steve Wozniak. I love that they, particularly Jobs, built the most valuable company in the world by designing great products that people want. I love that Apple fought through bad times. I love that they innovated, that they keep innovating, and that they beat back the competition by simply being better. They’re not the least expensive. They’re the best. Their products are WORTH the MONEY!
What I just bought is a Mac Mini. The whole damn computer fits on a dinner plate. It’s elegant. It’s functional. And it wasn’t very expensive. Not for what I get! $599 and I use the monitor I already had (good enough) and, believe it or not, the Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse I already had. Took me about 3 minutes to get the Mac working and registered, including setting up e-mail and WiFi. Seriously… THE best.
Anyway, I’m back. For my friends and readers, I look forward to giving you my thoughts and reading yours. I’ve missed blogging and commenting. Thanks to you all!