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10 April 2009

pc vs. mac

Ok, so in this pc/mac battle, I am a mac person. There are many reasons why, but the one I like the most is the fact that they were my first computer. My dad is a graphic artist, so we've had macs since I was born. In fact, I did not come in contact with a pc until high school (we used macs in my elementary and middle schools, although I think they've switched by now). So, unlike most people, I never had to make the "switch" or "convert" from pc to mac. And I like that. But in this world you have to understand, at least a little, how to work a pc and so during college I got quite good at switching between both. Even hooking things up to both. Now, I am nowhere near the level of Rob and his cronies when it comes to computer-savvy, but I am ahead of the game when it comes to the general population.

So, a couple months ago when I decided to consolidate our desks and put both computers at one (since one computer (can you guess which?) never got used and had never even been hooked up following the house shuffle the year before) I considered myself qualified enough to put everything where it needed to be and hook everything up (with only one call to Rob with some questions). I was moving right along, when I hit a couple snags. One, Rob has a fancy (well, fancy for me) sound system for it and I wasn't sure which colors went where (instead if a red, yellow, white sort of set-up it was a green, purple, blue). And two, I couldn't get the monitor to work. It kept telling me no signal. Rob tried talking me through it over the phone, but nothing worked so we decided to just wait and have Rob do it.

It was a crush to my computer self-esteem: I couldn't hook up a simple monitor right? Well, the weeks passed (that's what happens when we say we'll get around to something "later" at the Harmon household) and I finally decided to have another go at it (my intention for having it at my desk was to watch movies on it (instead of mine) while editing photos ('cause watching them on mine wold slow it down). Again, failure. So when Rob got home I forced him to hook it all up. And do you want to know the problem was? No keyboard. The one we have is ginormous and takes up half the desk so I wanted to get a small one and so didn't hook one up. I had a mouse, and that was all I needed to press play. Ends up you have to have a keyboard for the computer to even boot up. All I have to say to you pc's is


Now I remember why I'm a mac person.

1 comment:

  1. That's a little fishy since I've booted up without a keyboard. Hmmm.
    Anyway, at least it got fixed, right?