Thursday, August 14, 2008

OOH. HELLO.

My old, old, old laptop died - it was really past its time. I kept it on life support for years but the error messages became too alarming and the harddrive the size of a clutch bag was full. And now here I am in the shiny world of Mac; which is supposed to be sooo easy and cool and all that. The trouble is I haven't quite worked out how to do anything yet - it's a little like I've been speaking Flemish all these years and now I'm supposed to speak Dutch. The Mac, it scares me. It's all laid back and "chillax man, I'll import all your photos, just drag em - see easy, no Macs don't crash." No they just "quit unexpectedly" every time you try it then jumble your 10,000 photos up so you have to go back and import each of your hundreds of folders individually. Oh I'm sure there's a way, I just don't know it - a Genius (Mac speak for a techie person who wears a t shirt and tells you how to switch your computer on) will tell me at my next retards class. Am I breaking the Mac code of conduct? You're not supposed to complain about Macs are you, they're so pretty.

EDIT* One week later: I think I'm falling in love with it.

12 comments:

girl on the wing said...

Ooo, I'm just about to make the Big Switch too. They're just so pretty....
Ach, getting to grips with temperamental new technology is such a pain though.

Deann B. said...

I'll be making the switch this fall and I'm in the same boat. My grandfather, a die-hard PC repairman, will be rolling over in his grave.

Minniti said...

you know what they say;
once you go mac, you never go back!

Shay said...

haha, I felt the same way, but don't worry you will come to love it.

Bombay Beauty said...

It's not an easy switch -- I did it last year -- I was pulling my hair out for a month, but now I'm happier than ever that I switched -- BB

Anonymous said...

there is nothing like a mac!

Anonymous said...

what about the new iphone that apparently is great for everything except for making phonecalls??
xxx
Mia

Kate said...

I've done the switch about a year ago and while I'm still in love with my small, cute baby laptop I haven't fully bonded yet with it's functions and ways to work out things ... *sigh* ... but I found that everything is there, you just need someone to point it out to you sometimes ... and sometimes twice ...

Anonymous said...

'Once you go Mac, you'll never go back!' So true!

You'll soon get the hang of it. It's Mac all the way chez nous.

Sam in Paris

Erica said...

I'm so glad you posted this...I will delay my switch (maybe I won't switch, even, and find a pretty pc) until I have a mellow month in which to be frustrated.

They are, though, so pretty. And mine is limping along.

gracia said...

Hoping your mac is now proving a perfect fit. Only recently I jumped onto the laptop bandwagon and I am finding it a merry affair. I can't believe I took so long to come around to the idea of such portable brilliance.

see you, g
(longtime mac user also available for sporadic tech. support)

Lola Is Beauty said...

thank you G! I would be embarrassed to ask for advice on the simple functions that have perplexed me so far, but I'm getting used to it now so when I'm all advanced but need help I know where to turn...