I've Gone to the Dark Side
We did it. After months and months of research and hand-wringing, today we marched into the store and purchased our first Apple computer - a MacBook. I have several friends who have volunteered to help me make the transition from PC to the Mac, since all my computing life I've been a PC person. We're talking about years and years of archived documents generated during half a dozen careers that I'm afraid I will always need to have access to. (Don't analyze my reasoning here, just let it be.) This evening, a friend gave me a quick overview of how Macs generally operate, and I have to say, I'm smitten. The graphics, the intuitiveness (is that a word?), the cool interfaces... amazing.
So, the animal chores took a back seat to computer play today, and now it's entirely too late to be up, but here I am. Tomorrow I'm going to get back to scouring and organizing the barn, pens, feed pans and waterers - jobs I started today with gusto, before the trip to the electronics store, when all progress ceased. There was some wrestling the new machine away from Emma. She's catching on annoyingly quickly, and has nearly a whole sitcom filmed and edited on the laptop. What is it about the way synapses connect in the brains of twelve-year olds? Not fair.
I also hope to have more information about the Big Meet-Up on the 23rd. It'll be worth checking back.