Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Revelation.

I know all of you are sick of hearing how much in love I am with my Mac, but I realized something yesterday, as I was in the dentist office, watching my little Thing Four playing around with my iPod Touch. He maneuvers it quite deftly, and the receptionist and I were talking about the lack of technology we had as kids when we were growing up.

And then I realized/remembered my first experience with a computer. I was in 5th grade, and there was a little room off of the main classroom, and twice a week, I got half an hour to go into that little room, where a little white box with a screen sat, with a keyboard, and I could play a great little game called Apple Logo.
There was this little triangle (we called it a turtle) and you could type in commands and make it draw a line. I could make it go forwards and backwards and draw a shape with it and it was the COOLEST thing ever. I was in love with this little computer! In fact, I always got upset when my (too short!) time was up.

So, my first computer experience ever, was with a Mac! How fitting it is, that now I've come full circle. Because my last computer will be a Mac. I'm still just as much in love as I was that first time. Of course, my Mac Attack (so I've named it) looks a little different:
I can only imagine what the computers my kids will use, will look like. Frankly, I think they'll all have computers in their heads someday, a la "Chuck" and THAT scares me, but it could happen.

Anything is possible. I can see it now: In twenty years, Apple will come out with "iBrain," the little chip that you can surgically insert into your cerebral cortex that will let you be a super computer who can speak 13 languages and deconstruct a string of DNA with a pencil and a piece of paper, or something.

Like I said, Anything is possible. And Scary.


Devon Ellington said...

I think you're absolutely right.

And, experiencing the Conversion to the Cult of Mac myself, I totally understand.

My Macbook has made it possible to be a full time writer. I could not earn a living with the PC, because I lost half of every working day fighting computer viruses and crashes.

Michelle Miles said...

One of my first computer classes was on a Mac. It was Apple back then, though. When I was in Advanced Typing in high school, we used Macs. I think at my son's school, they're all PCs, though. Wonder why that is?

Anyway - I'm a Resitant of the Mac. I know I know, it's great and all. But you see, I have my own personal IT guy. And he doesn't support Mac. :D Just in case something crashes, I need IT to fix it and I know he can.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it. HAHA

Aimee said...

You know, I once joked in the early 1990s that someone would one day invent fat free butter. Someone did.

Be careful what you wish for.

Lara said...

Trust me, I'm not WISHING for that! But the writing is pretty much on the wall, wouldn't you say?