Last week I had a conversation with my work colleague, Halvdan, about all the different Apple computers we’ve each had over the years. Here’s the results:
Robin: Apple IIe, Lisa [on loan from mom’s office], IIgs [spent a lot of time on at friend’s], Mac Classic, Powerbook 520c, Mac 6400 Creative Edition, Powerbook 3G (sold to a clown in Germany on ebay last year), Powerbook G4
That’s almost an orchard of Apples…
The strange thing is, whilst you might expect geeks and gadget freaks to enthuse about their computers, just about anyone who has a Mac occassionally finds themselves having conversations about which Macs they’ve had. Regardless of their level of geekdom, Mac users have a deep affection for their computers which is something that our Windows user friends simply can’t relate to or understand.
I happen to work down the street from the Apple Store in London’s Regent Street and it just so happens that tonight is the launch of Tiger the "much anticipated" (according to the press at least) OS 10.4.
I don’t have to pass the Apple Store on my way home but I’m planning to stop by to see if there are any freebie’s on offer at the 6pm launch party. I’ll probably also connect to the wireless network, take a few snaps with my mobile and put them on flickr (like others already have – 2, 3, 4, 5), and maybe even post a few here.
I know it’s wierd. I know non-mac users don’t understand it. Hell, I’m not even sure I understand why us Mac users get so excited about a little machine but we do and we can’t seem to help ourselves.
I’m off to the Tiger launch…
The photos I took at the OSX launch are now in my photo album – look left and scroll down until you find it. I took about 20 shots using a Nokia 6630 then bluetoothed them to my Powerbook. I used the Powerbook to connect to the Wi-Fi network that leaks out the front of the Apple Store and updated both this blog and my flickr account. Rather geeky but also an interesting exercise. What if I’d been on site during a political protest or some sort of incident? I, or a journalist, could have told the World what was happening withing minutes.