Sunday, November 20, 2005

I Love My Mac!

I became the proud owner of my very first Macintosh computer sometime in the middle of 2002. Apple had just recently unveiled, what was then, the new iMac with its breakthrough G4 processor and an amazingly breathtaking design. It has a swiveling flat screen panel attached to a majestic dome base. It was love at first sight. I don't know if it was the pristine white exterior, but everytime I looked at it, it just emmanated such radiance. And the inner workings of its anatomy were impressive as well. It was fast and efficient. The user interface was so friendly, it was as if we'd known each other our whole lives. I was clicking my way around it with such ease.

Needless to say, I was bursting with joy, and the people around me certainly knew. I would share with them my thoughts on how a Mac is so much more reliable and ever more dependable than a windows-based PC. But the problem was, at least back then, I was the only person I knew who owned a Mac. I could not find someone whom I could truly share my enthusiasm with. So I took it upon myself to become a staunch advocate of the Mac here in the Philippines. Everytime I heard a friend or co-worker mention the words, "I'm thinking of buying a new PC," I would quickly interject and ask, "have you ever considered an iMac?" When ever I was around, the phrase, "I want a new laptop," was always followed with, "what about an iBook?" I was determined to spread the truth. It was my quest to shine the quintessential light in this dark PC age...

And now, in the year two thousand and five, thanks to the amazing iPod line and all the staunch Mac advocates such as myself, Apple has continued its exponential success. I now have friends with Macs and even more friends who ask me where to find a reliable Apple distributor. Suddenly, the world seems brighter.

So, to all you Mac lovers out there, let us keep on fighting the good fight. Let us share with others the deep sense of joy that comes with owning an Apple computer. It is our responsibility. And through it, we shall make this digital world a better place, one apple at a time.
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dsentor said...

I have to agree with everyting you say about the imac. I bought mine about a year after they first came out. (I always like to wait for them to work any bugs out first. My question for you is: how do you make a link active in a comment or post? An example would be if I wanted to post a URL in this comment. Everytime I try they still remain inactive. I'm not up on my HTML.

pinoymaclover said...

Hi dsentor! Yeah, I do believe that a lot of people share the same opinion about first generation models. A significant number of first gen iMac G5s, for instance, have video and power supply issues (which Apple addressed with a repair extension program). But this iMac G4 I have is actually first gen. In retrospect, I should have waited for the second gen iMac G4 models. Those ones came out with USB 2.0 and models with larger displays, but all in all I'm still pretty happy with this one. I've experienced no significant bug issues and it's still very reliable. Anyway, the html tag you need to learn about is called the anchor tag. It's represented by the letter a and is enclosed within angle brackets. w3schools.com is a great place to learn about HTML. Here's a link that goes straight to the tutorial on html links.

 

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