Wednesday, 23 January 2008
To buy or not to buy... That is the question!
I desperately need to upgrade my home computer. It drives me crazy. It is a small ibook that has passed it's prime and whilst it has been a trusty companion, the time has come to bite the bullet and upgrade to something better. A computer that doesn't take 30 seconds to move down the scroll bar, a computer with a screen that doesn't cause me eye strain, and a computer that is agreeable and doesn't cause me cursing and undue stress.
I have been eyeing off an imac for a while now. I have to get an apple. It's part need (I work in graphics) and part desire (you've got to admit they have a certain street cred that pc's lack)... I find pcs clumsy and illogical (maybe that's just me) and new or not, a new pc would be headed very quickly through the nearest window!
You can argue with me on the advantages of pcs, I have heard it all before, but I will not be convinced. Call me stubborn. That's fine. But I am apple through and through.
I am very like my parents in many ways. Some things I like (they are both healthy, active and intelligent) and some things (like hairy legs) are not so good!
I am like my father - I am a procrastinator. I am like my mother - I am not good at spending money on myself. It makes me nervous. Put the two traits together and you will understand why it takes me so long to make a decision. Throw in being a Libran to boot and geez, I'm surprised I get out the door in the mornings!
In reality, I can actually justify the purchase. I will be able to use it for work. My work. The creative stuff I want to be doing more. I will be able to use InDesign and illustrator and play (and learn more) photoshop. I want to set up an ETSY store, but at the moment (apart from all my other excuses) my little ibook wouldn't cope with the extra workload. I will be able to listen to itunes at the same time as surfing the net! And I will be able to watch a movie clip without having to force quit or reboot. I will be able to store things on my hard drive instead of carrying them on a memory stick. What am I waiting for?
With a new computer I will be able to blog more easily without the nightly tantrums about wasting my time when I don't have time to waste! That alone would be worth the money. Just ask Mal. He retreats into the other room once the ranting begins and continues to take cover until I emerge with a few more grey hairs and an overworn apology.
It is time. Sigh!