Saturday, June 25, 2005

It's New Computer Day (*)

by Tom Bozzo

The new iMac arrived yesterday afternoon, following a 3-day journey from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania via UPS Ground. Interestingly, a few books ordered simultaneously are still in Amazon limbo, indicating that there is no free (shipping) lunch.

The new iMac is a pretty sweet article. About the only knock I'd offer is that it would be nice if the stand were height-adjustable. Also, the design of the system unit is practically taunting me to get a wireless keyboard and mouse (see below). It'll be sad to relegate my PowerBook to relic status, though it now can be strategically positioned in the basement for the long-deferred job of digitizing vinyls for the iTunes library.

The two computers do some interfacing, and 20 GB of my digital life hop to the new machine.

Apple takes a design cue from Public Image Ltd.'s Album.

What do you do with the fancy new computer? Well, read some guy's bolg, for one. (See, something must be done about the cable clutter.)

And then there's the killer app for the toddler set: Elmo's Keyboard-O-Rama

(*) May be sung repeatedly to the tune of the "Howdy Doody Show" theme song, until spousal Looks accumulate to a critical point.
A wireless KB and mouse with the option of rechargeable batteries would be sha-weet for that Mac. :)
Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?