People sometimes ask me what kind of computer/ software/ stuff like that I use. I can't reveal my software preferences because I am a sneaky SEO person and we generally don't talk about that kind of stuff in detail (except for Market Samurai, it's awesome), but I have to say, after Hurricane Sandy and the ensuing clusterf$ck power outage, I am going to put my entire support behind my MacBook Pro, and say that from now on, I am never buying another PC.
I actually have two PC laptops that I use only for client work (some software only works on PC, and that is just stupid), and since I started cleaning up everything with Dropbox, I don’t even need one of them anymore, which is good, because that PC is a dirty slut that picks up every virus she can when she is allowed on the internet.
This topic came up again today when I needed to get something off of the “spare laptop” PC, and I let that computer alone for ten minutes (to synch the Dropbox), came back, and guess what? WEIRD VIRUS POPUP. That’s a BAD PC! I had to do a whole "Malwalbytes" cleanup on that thing for two hours after that. BAD! BAD PC!
Here are some of the other reasons I am Mac-loyal now:
--The battery on the Mac lasts longer, yet it still charges faster than the PC. How this is possible, I have no idea, but trust me—every minute counts when you’re running on battery only. Did I mention that I really like writing in my car? Macs are great for that kind of thing.
--Macs don’t need to be restarted every single minute like PCs. Did you know that frequent restarting uses up your battery power? Well, it does.
--Macs are much more beautiful than PCs, because Apple Computer actually cares about style. There, I said it.
-- Macs end up being cheaper in the long run, because you don’t have to replace them every year when they are slutty and end up getting the computer clap.
I have a MacBook Pro that I have now owned for 2+ years. It rarely needs to be restarted, never crashes, and is generally the best computer I’ve ever owned. I’m saying all of this because I have the dirty PC in permanent time-out, and I want it to know I’m saying nice things about the Mac so it will behave.
By the way, today I noticed this sign, and had a total existential crisis over it. 1992 is now the year of the “legal drinking age," like that's the year you have to have been born after to be able to buy and consume alcohol. 1992! I was already in college with an apartment and like, college-age angst by 1992. Does that not make you feel old?
Well, it should.