After a few weeks of trying to make do with just Richard’s old laptop, I broke down today and bought a new iMac. I was just afraid that Richard’s laptop, which already has no battery power and is somewhat battered, was going to break down. Given that computers have become my main informational resource, I thought we just couldn’t do without one.
I’m enjoying the wireless keyboard and the magic mouse, which are big improvements in my book. The screen is a bit bigger, which is nice for my aging eyeballs. There are some weird new icons on the desktop, though, and I can’t yet figure out how to access the stuff that was on the hard drive of our old computer. That will just have to be a new project.
There’s a kind of “getting to know you” period when you get a new computer, even if it is just a newer model of the kind of computer you had before. (In our case, a much newer model.) It’s like getting a new car. For a while you have to figure out where the windshield wipers are, and how to program the radio to your favorite stations. The things fall into place and the car, or the computer, become as familiar and comfortable as an old shoe.