This Weekend

I will be setting up a computer this weekend, help me out.
The user
1) wants to surf the net
2) get email
3) maybe get onto the computer at work
4) get an ipod
5) I suspect she’ll eventually want a digital camera

The user
1) will not maintain a computer regularly with virus protections etc
2) has never used Windows Explorer and does not personally use the Microsoft suite for much at work.
3) will probably give up, call me and cuss if the computer crashes
4) is not saving money up for anything

I am proposing a mac. Comments? Strangers that she meets are proposing a pc and she’s waffling and, can you imagine, not accepting my word as gospel.

May I also suggest, she click here on the tab labeled Switch.

UPDATE: The computer WILL be used for work. To download documents and print them out and read them. (which a mac can do) She’s clearly leaning toward a pc. Frankly as Imy pc I am using right this second has once again slowed down to a crawl and I’m having to check every little thing on it again to see what the problem is….I STILL vote mac.

3 thoughts on “This Weekend

  1. Of course, NOT MAYBE, I want to use my home computer to get into my work stuff — email AND documents to work on and print off. Why else would I be moved to purchase a computer? I don’t want to have to go to the office every weekend to clean out my work. Please REVISE ASAP. Otherwise no one would ever support spending $3,000 to surf the web. And you forgot to mention downloading CDs.

  2. V. funny and entertaining, “the user” and “the blogger”….I think a lot of people would spend $3000 to surf? hmm. who knew.

  3. Work, play, of course….but from here on out it is as much a means of communicating as it is anything….a keyhole and a key to information and ideas and the people who have and share them.
    When you take a step back and think about it, it is fascinatng how much the role of these things has changed in just the past five years.
    And if anybody has noticed the most recent problems with the latest set of patches to “fix” Windows security gaps, one of the primary arguments for going Mac is all the more apparent.

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