After a little wander down computer memory lane with Brand Battle 1 – Mac vs PC, what should be pretty clear is that my ‘Battling the white screen of death!!’ experience was only the tip of a technological iceberg…. Titantic style!?
Learning my lesson…
I’m not normally such a slow learner… Alas I also have a stubborn streak.
If you can believe it, a couple of years ago my father decided it was time I needed to be coaxed back to my roots with a fab new MacBook Pro! Yipee!!! Except I was determined to retain my Outlook contacts EXACTLY as I had laboriously updated over years – replete with embedded emails and photos. Mac’s Outlook simply did not support this.
So I decided to invest in a desktop – a nice big monitor large enough to double as a TV when we have folks staying in our guest room (cus TVs belong in ‘other’ rooms not ‘living’ rooms!). Smart right?
Not with Windows 8 and an absurd partition among other things. I will not bore you with the gory details. Suffice to say – desktop disaster!
The friend who came along for its purchase previously hosted a Techie TV show and just yesterday apologized – yet again – for the debacle. To be honest, after the latest round of it taking one month to get the hard disk replaced (yes it is still under warranty), I would love to just get my money back and bid farewell to that wretched thing!
The ultra in ultrabooks?
Why not use that lovely MacBook Pro? Well… it was that whole Outlook thing… so my partner and I did a swap. He was gifted a lovely Samsung Ultrabook with touch screen when my limping laptop gasped its last breath – just in time before traveling for a project.
Now don’t get me wrong… it is a lovely machine and we may have had a successful partnership had…
- Multiple viruses beat various virus protectors I paid for…
- Some shmuck shoved his bag into the overhead compartment of a plane, warping it. Nice, eh?
- Just at the point the Dubai warranty expired, the hard drive failed
After the airplane shmuck incident and virulent viruses, it was clear I needed a back-up plan. In desperation, when my laptop again needed to be resuscitated with another reformat… I rushed out to buy a Samsung tab with keyboard ‘just in case’.
You guessed it – while in Jakarta the inevitable happened. Just ‘in case’ became a reality supplemented by temporary loan of a local laptop with my laptop officially caput.
What is one of the first things I did when I came home?
Treated myself to a lovely new MacBook Air.
Yes… I have learned my lesson. Think I will finally have a happy ending for my brand battle??
- Brand Battle 1 – Mac vs PC
- Battling the white screen of death!
- “The dog ate my homework”
- Confessions of a reluctant entrepreneur