OK computer

And so I have a rather sordid confession to make. I’ve bought a new Mac. Not the type of mac to keep rain off or develop a career as a flasher. I mean this type of mac.

Now I know Vox will be getting all exciting and I have numerous friends (and indeed relatives…) on standby to come round and ogle when it arrives. I’m not sure what this says about either my friends or about me.

Technology in all its glory occasionally disturbs me by its promises to provide an answer to all life’s problems. Maybe I’m just a sucker for its advertising. I am (sadly it might be said) one of those folks who loves his calendar on his phone to synchronize with his computer (especially as it’s windows mobile to mac). I even have one of those phones where you can tap on the screen.

Dammit – I was happy before Apple came and showed me how much better my life could be!

I have lots of nice positive healthy things to say about technology. Just not right now.


You see I bought it almost 6 days ago and I have at least another 3 to wait. Human beings weren’t designed for such stress. Even more tantalizingly I can track the progress of my order online. (note the guy who doesn’t know how to do a screen dump…). I can sit and watch it leave Shanghai and arrive in Arnhem (where the flip is Arnhem – just checked, apparently in the netherlands, no idea why it goes there…)

Somehow this makes it more painful. Though it does mean I can leave the house tomorrow safe in the knowledge that TNT won’t turn up on my doorstep when I’m not there and leave a helpful note telling me to drive to Crumlin (Crumlin!) to pick up my package. Sigh.

I may have to sell a kidney to fund a mac but I figure I’ll keep (what’s left of) my soul and leave off from getting an iPhone.

PS to be fair, no kidney selling will be needed. I got a job today. Also sigh.


4 Responses to “OK computer”

  1. 1 Vox O'Malley January 24, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    I confess I have been to Crumlin, solely and exclusively for the purpose you mention above. I wonder how cheap flights are to Arnhem ;)?

  2. 2 Nelly And I January 24, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    As have I for my previous apple incarnation. Turns out it’s left the Northampton hub at 0110 today. Though I see no sign of arrival in Crumlin… Do TNT deliver saturdays? If not am I condemned to a weekend of this!?!

  3. 3 lilytodd January 26, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    As a girl who neither knows nor cares about a diary synching with a phone, I love my own mac for the simple aesthetics. The gloriously white and svelte dimensions turn heads every time I take it for a walk. People on trains ask to stroke it and pupils think I’m the coolest teacher ever.

    I know its hard, but its worth the wait.

  4. 4 Nelly And I January 27, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    it’s all ok it’s arrived, and yes it’s lovely. thankfully i can now get pat the anxious waiting and get on with useful important things in life like other people.

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