School’s out Friday

Did I tell you I’m now a Mac user? Not only have I become a devotee of the iPhone, but I’m also loving the MacBook Pro my school have provided me with. We’ve gone dual platform, largely because we see the need to respond to the changing conditions of the world our students will be entering when they leave school. Take a look around when you’re next at an airport terminal. I took note of the large numbers of Mac users I saw recently when spending layover time at Sydney and Tokyo.

How have Apple gained such a stronghold in the market? They certainly have the aesthetics right, and the students I teach who don’t have Macs enviously covet what’s in my possession. No doubt the clever advertising campaigns they ran over the last four years have helped go someway towards their popularity. You can now view all 66 Get a Mac’ ads in the one place at Handy for an afternoon of mirth!

Been a busy week so I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Enjoy whatever comes your way. : )

3 Replies to “School’s out Friday”

  1. Jenny, just having a little fun with you here but you never mentioned anything about the computer’s performance. Marketing and aesthetics seemed to have done their job, but are computers meant or supposed to be “pretty”? I’m working on a 7 year old Gateway laptop running Ubuntu and it does just about everything I need it to do. It’s not pretty but it does the job.

    BTW, wait ’til you see the Chrome OS in action. Holy smokes, it boots in 6 seconds.


    1. You’re right Hiram, a computer doesn’t have to be pretty. In fact, if a cheap acer aspire does what a student needs for their research and study, and it means that you could set your school up 1:1 cheaply and effectively, then I’m all for practical vs aesthetic. The Macbook Pro is a pretty good computer though; love that fact that it boots up and shuts down quickly. My PC used to constantly freeze and I’m finding this machine has next to none of those kinds of issues. And it does look good!! : )

      1. All computers need a tune up after many months/years of use. Perhaps all that was needed was for your machine to be reformatted. In any event, hang on to it and chk out Ubuntu if you decide to abandon Windows.

        We have all 3 OSs represented in my home and none of them are pretty. 😉

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