All last month Steve battled an epic war with his PC computer. He spends a significant amount of his time in front of the computer, so it was a frustrating experience. I could hear him groaning and cursing through his office door – first he thought his computer was riddled with viruses and battled with them for days.
Finally, he thought he’d rid his precious PC of the evil viruses, but the next day a message popped up informing him that hundreds of files were corrupted. At this point he gave up and started looking at iMacs. He’d been thinking about converting to the Apple world for some time, and knew that his next computer would likely be a Mac. But the switch was coming a lot sooner than he’d anticipated. And Steve had a nagging feeling that he hadn’t done everything he could to save his PC. So he decided to open it up. What had been masquerading as viruses, was actually a hardware problem all along! Problem solved!
I think he got a good day, to a day and a half, with his computer back to its normal self. Then all hell broke loose again and his computer just kept flinging virus alert messages at him – beep beep beep – over and over. It was angry. Rather than appease the troublesome PC anymore, Steve ordered an iMac that day.*
*all of the above may or may not be true – this is how I understood the situation and is the truth to the best of my knowledge.
4 days later, Steve’s iMac arrived! He was filled with glee and opened it up in our living room, with Hobbes’ help. He’s always helping us with stuff.
I kept my distance and envied from afar. I didn’t want to get attached to the beautiful iMac. I’ve been a Mac user for many years now but have only owned laptops. My Macbook Pro is dwarfed by Steve’s 27-inch iMac. My mind reels with the photo-editing possibilities a screen of that size could offer.
And speaking of my Macbook Pro. Just as my 1-year warranty is about to expire, my trackpad has been acting up. So today I will be bringing it in to get serviced for free, while I still can. Which means I will be without a computer for at least 4 days. Steve has graciously offered me the use of his laptop – a PC. But I have my eyes set on the 27-inch beauty upstairs in his office…