Until I came to Fresh Consulting in January of 2009 I had always used a Windows PC or laptop. In the workplace, at home, on the road I relied on Windows machines from Dell, Toshiba, Fujitsu and things worked ok … most of the time. Oh, there were the occasional hiccups like device drivers not liking other devices, home networking problems, memory issues with not enough RAM or ROM which, on occasion, made me want to RAM something right through the ROM (if I could find it) and so on.
But, I accepted these issues along with my peers. We bemoaned these issues together occasionally and these topics gave us propeller-heads something to talk about at family gatherings.
Then something happened that changed everything. I got an iPod. Little did I know what troubles would shortly face me…
I discovered that I REALLY liked this Apple-thingy. Even the packaging was cool. The interface was simple and elegant. The battery-life was great & I could store all my music in one place. Hmm … this is interesting.
You know what happens next, right? How many of us have gone through this same process?
- Buy an iPod
- WOWED by the iPod
- Hmm … now a cel phone that’s also an iPod? Okay, I’m game – bought an iPhone & became one of the “cool kids.”
- Dang, this iPhone thingy has TONS of cool apps and more every day.
- Bought a MacBook Pro (for my wife … I was still a PC guy dang it!!)
- Now have my own iPhone, iPad, iPod and MacBook Pro
Once I came to Fresh and got the MacBook Pro I still thought, “Yeah, but on the PC you can do …” whatever I thought was important.
I have had a huge paradigm shift! I’m writing this post on my MacBook at my in-laws dining room table with the Christmas tree to my right, The Carpenters Christmas album playing over my mother-in-laws iPod Speaker System, and the photos are all from my iPhone.
People – Macs have taken over my life. To wit:
- I check my iPhone for email and Tweets every morning.
- Mrs W and I play Cribbage via our iPhones & on iPad before heading to bed at night
- We’ll watch Netflix or stream Pandora regularly
- We use iTunes to play Christmas tunes
- I read periodicals for work via iPad
- I used the new iPhoto to tag hundreds of faces in photos last night – easy-peasy and helpful in getting organized
- Our nieces in CA called us via FaceTime using their new iPod Touches … at 4:30 am (they were so excited)!!
- Our baby learned to crawl to get to an iPhone
- At a family Christmas Party last night everyone was gathered around an iPad … almost a perfect, post-modern Norman Rockwell moment
My Mac boots up from a cold start in under 1 minute. All the devices work seamlessly with all the other Apple devices.
Yeah, I’m not an Apple fan at all. I’ve become an Apple Enthusiast.