After many years of working and hanging around with with graphic designers, geeks and other assorted fans of the Apple, working extensively with Apple’s WebObjects software stack myself and envying the touch screen futureness of the iPhone, I’ve finally taken the plunge, drunk the Cocoa, swallowed the Aqua coloured pill and bought myself a MacBook and iPhone.
It’s a MacBook MC240LL/A from mid-2009, with 2Gb of RAM (I know) and running Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”. I bought a second hand unit, but one that was almost new and still has ten months of manufacturer’s guarantee left. For the discount I got off the retail price of a brand new machine, that’s a bargain.
I haven’t had a chance to do much more that set both devices up and install the basic applications that I need. It’s not as if I’m entirely new to either though, so I know what to expect for the most part.
So am I one of those switchers from Windows land? Not really. I wrote a little while ago about some personal goals for 2010 that I’d been mulling over. Well, now I’ve had some time to consider them, some have solidified to the point where I was prepared to commit a not-insignificant amount of cash towards achieving them.
My MacBook and iPhone are means to an end. Shiny, fun means to and end, make no mistake, but they will earn their keep.
That’s the plan anyway.