CONFESSIONS OF A COMPUTER ADDICT: THERE IS NEVER A GOOD TIME TO CHANGE COMPUTERS
I advise everyone who is thinking of writing—or thinking of using a computer at all—to get a Mac.
Why so? Well, my friends who use Macs seem to have very little trouble, whereas the minority who use Windows suffer the tortures of the damned unless they work for a corporation and have an in-house guru. Mind you, why corporations don’t look more closely at their maintenance costs, and opt for Macs, defeats me; but I guess it originally had to do with cost, and now momentum has taken over. Besides, corporate gurus have grown up in a Windows world, and moving to Macs, which are less troublesome and more reliable, might put them out of a job. That said, Macs are steadily eating away at the PC market—and not before time.
Given such feelings on the matter, you might think I would be a dedicated Mac user, but due to various accidents of fate I shall have to hang my head and admit I am actually a Windows user. The full, grizzly story shall have to await my memoirs--I am far too embarrassed to tell it now--but I will say that a driving force was an outstanding database, askSam, that only ran on Windows (and DOS beforehand), and by the time Macs started being able to run Windows as well, I had too much invested in PCs and software to make the move—though I should have.
I shall continue this saga tomorrow. Right now, I’m going to try and shake a debilitating hacking cough which has been bothering me by going to bed with a good book; and dozing off while reading it.