I'm Having a Big Mac Attack
OK, not a *literal* Big Mac attack... I don't each much McDonald's food, and I've never even *had* a Big Mac before. That's not to say I don't know the jingle, though. I have never met anybody who grew up in the 70's who can't recite the whole "two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seed bun" thing. Marketing at its finest.
But I digress.
You might say I'm having a big iMac attack.
All my experience with modern computers has been Windows based. I remember fighting with Windows 3.1 for Workgroups, before upgrading to Windows 95, then Windows 98, then Windows 2000 and(shudder) Windows Millennium, before Windows XP. I'm even mildly interested in Windows Vista, whenever it might ever come out.
However, a friend showed me her teenage son's new computer a while back.
It was an iMac.
It was just so... cool. And elegant. And... I didn't immediately understand everything about it. And I *liked* that.
Then today, while I was fixing a friend's computer, I was configuring his iPod. Which was also pretty cool. Didn't feel like a gadget. Felt like a... well, I don't know, but as I said, it was also very cool.
That's not to say that there's any computer money in the budget anywhere on the horizon. Cause I'm pretty sure there isn't. But that gives me lots of time to ponder.
And I'm *definitely* consider switching sides.