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I have a new computer. Actually, a refurbished computer, but that's just as good and less expensive (though not what I'd call small change, by any means).

I got it because my other one was going to die soon. It kept popping and fizzing. I think, though, that we will make it limp along for others in this household, until it really kicks the bucket.

This one is a... What is this one, Wakanomori? Anyway, some kind of Mac.


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Aug. 11th, 2006 09:09 am (UTC)
Aug. 11th, 2006 10:40 am (UTC)
NPR droning on--think it's "Marketplace"

droning is right! "MarketPlace": that's the point when I know it's time to turn it off. :^)
Aug. 11th, 2006 10:53 am (UTC)
Someone who has to edit documents relating to audit committees, corporate governance, and marketing ends up listening to Marketplace, willy nilly....

On the other hand, right now I'm (not...) editing a spiffy doc on Japanese history. Much better!
Aug. 11th, 2006 10:46 am (UTC)
Well, it's an iMac G5 (17 inch, 160GB HD, 1.9GHz PowerPC G5, 512 MB RAM) -- it's an interesting mix of outdated=reduced price and techie droolworthiness. Although the cpu it uses is newer than any of the 20 or so Macs in my fleet/museum, of course Mac has since gone on from the IBM-sourced G5s to Intel's chips: whole different architecture, means that G3s, G4s and G5s are now history development-wise. Still for a user set in her ways and software choices, it should run the vital apps at acceptable speed for at least 3 years.

On the other hand, it _is_ very whizz-bang - just a year ago it was brand new, featuring such up-to-dateness as built-in iSight camera, thin "screen is the computer" form, SuperDrive, Mighty Mouse, and remote control for using the whole as an entertainment center. Not bad for a work tool -- and it looks very stylish, in a modest, wanderer's hut cottage industry corner sort of way.

Wish I had one ;-)
Aug. 11th, 2006 10:52 am (UTC)
Except that iSight thing is making me think I need plastic surgery--it does NOT flatter! Although the effects are neat. The Tall One particularly likes X-ray (a b&w negative) and the nice black teeth it gives us.

Thanks for posting all the details :-D
Aug. 11th, 2006 11:09 am (UTC)
Hee! Do you remember my post about my mother-in-law's new iMac? When the iSight turned on she got up and ran away. :D

Sounds very spiffy. I would like a desktop Mac, too...
Aug. 11th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC)
I completely understand that reaction. I would have too, but People were blocking my escape!
Aug. 11th, 2006 12:09 pm (UTC)
I got the G4 PowerBook last year before the switch. On purpose -- I didn't want a Rev A (possibly unstable) MacBook Pro. Turns out I couldn't have got a 12" after the switch, either, so I made the right decision (and yeah, the Intel laptops have had issues, although thre rest of the line hasn't).

Still drooling over the new Mac Pros, though.
Aug. 11th, 2006 10:55 am (UTC)
Oh Goody! A new toy....what fun.
Aug. 11th, 2006 11:07 am (UTC)
congrats. And man, if one has to spend about two grand every three years to get a dull back side of the blade of technology computer, it makes the car now the number three most expensive purchase in life.

grumble grumble

still love my lappy though (just wish she was a g5 with 800mghz)
Aug. 11th, 2006 11:10 am (UTC)
Re: envy!
Oh, we spent considerably less than two grand! less than one grand in fact! (Thank goodness) So, in this case, the car is still no. 2 purchase.* We try to hold the car steady at the between-two-and-three grand, and the computer steady at the less-than-one-grand level.

Look, it's money talk! Clearly Marketplace is good theme music for this entry.

*wait, does education count? Because then it goes house, education, car... and then computer.
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