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November 08, 2005
And my new computer is a...
I posted a few weeks back that I was ditching my aging Dell desktop and disappointing Sony VAIO laptop and replacing them with one machine. Click on the video to see how I decided.
It seems I am not alone in my choice. I want to thank the following people who evangelized that I should get this machine: Bill Kinnon, Michele Miller, Steve Rubel, Glenn Davies, Vinu, Bob Franquiz, Todd Sattersten, Ed Byrne, Rick Cummings, George Silverman, Clint Schaff, Marisa, Andrea Learned, Owen Mack, Jim Seybert, Austin White, Dmitry, Raven, Paul Williams, and Jeff Jarvis.
You were right, and I feel like I made the best decision.
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Congratulations Jackie! Cute video also.
With your customer experience standards, you belong on a Mac.
Oh yeah.... you're a goner. :-) A new Mac user and you're already making movies!
Welcome to the dark side, Jackie - I think you're gonna love it over here!
By the way... what did you get? Desktop or Powerbook?
Have fun! And let me know if you need any help!
Whoops... sorry. Just watched it again and see you got the Powerbook. Hope you got the big bad boy.. the 17 inch! :-)
That's absolutely great!! Congratulations. Loved the video! Makes me want a Mac more as well. I'm a Windows developer myself, but I'd love to have a Mac on the side. Someday.
Jackie you're much more lucid than Ellen Fleiss :-)
Congrats...so which one did you get? PB12, PB15, PB17, IB12???
I've had my fair share of Macs over the years (and quite a few PCs). The last few purchases have always been Macs though...My 18 year Mac history:
Great choice! I love my mac.
Congratulations on your purchase. Goodluck pulling yourself away from it. Nice movie btw....great stuff.
Congratulations and welcome!
I've been drinking the apple-flavored Kool-aid for about 17 years now. I've been forced to use PCs at work, but have only owned Macs personally. I've never had one die, but have retired them by choice now and then.
You won't be disappointed.
All the best!
P.S. Great movie!
Congratulations on overcoming all the FUD that precedes a change like this one. Great first movie, it made me LOL! It's a fabulous way to make your announcement and very well done. On a final note, have you said it yet? Repeat after me...I love my PowerBook!
Not only did you buy it, but you're already demonstrating it's ease of use. The video's great (show off!). Glad to have been one of the customer evangelists who pushed you in the right direction.
Enjoy. You might also want to do a Technorati search of "10MacApps" (an Om Malik meme) for some very cool cheap and free Mac Apps that make the experience even better.
I always love watching the first bloom of Mac love - it's a unique phenomenon and Jackie, you found a unique and evangelical way to make it your very own. Of course I expect nothing less from one of my two favorite evangelistas (guess who the other is).
I've used Macs since day one and, even though *my* current passion is Tablet PCs, I have always had at least a couple of Macs in my life. Currently we have one at home and I have a great G5 dualie with Cinema Display in my office. I know you will get a lot of joy from the experience. Apple "gets it".
I also highly recommend you subscribe to Merlin Mann's 43 Folders blog. He provides a wealth of great tips about getting the most out of your Mac.
Hi Jackie ,,
Great job on the movie ,,
I joined the Mac World in April and Im loving it
Im also a PowerBook owner ,,
As much as I dislike Apple the corporation, I've been a happy Mac user since '92. You're adorable and so is your video. I enjoy reading you and Ben, and have been in sales for over 30 years.
Welcome to creative computing and thank you for mentioning my small part in encouraging you to make the MAC PowerBook your new computer. Your video is a great testament to how quickly a new MAC user can become productive. I 'think' you will find the video I wrote about today on my blog, equally interesting. Please check it out - http://www.2percentcreativity.com/2005/11/httplibstoreyah.html.
All the best,
Way to go Jackie! Brilliant move! Love the movie but wait....you've only just started to have fun.
Welcome to CGM2, the emergent big story of 2006. By that I mean "Consumer Generated Multi-Media." This little piece of "HubaTV" is just the tip of the iceberg in a broader revolution of consumer expression. I'll be sure to stay on your good side. :-)
Welcome to the Mac user family! (I'm an 18-year member, myself.)
Love the movie.
Thanks to Bill Kinnon for the Technorati search tip. I'm finding all kinds of fun stuff in there.
Welcome to the fold. ^_^ Your video is nice, but downloaded slow - maybe partially due to the fact that everyone's watching it? LOL! Here's a great tutorial on how to compress it for the web so that it starts almost instantly and downloads FAST - http://www.freevlog.org/#compress - (no, I'm not associated with them, I just found that was the most user-friendly explaination of how to compress video for web out there, and have successfully used their method myself). Have fun!
Thanks Cas. I just compressed the video and replaced it.
YES - another convert. Love the movie. One of the best things about only a PowerBook are the envious looks you get on airplanes when you just open the lid and start working while all the PC folks are waiting for their Maytags to finish the spin cycle.
Welcome to the promised land, my sister.
Just this morning I posted in my blog about my Dell troubles and possibly getting a Mac. Then I happen upon your blog on the very topic. I'm calling Dell today to come get their worthless PC and I'm checking into getting a Mac!
Congratulations on joining the Apple family!
The air will smell fresher and your food will taste better from this point on without Microsoft Windows. :)
All kidding aside, good luck with your new Powerbook.
Nice work, Jackie! You even found the song!
I've been using Apple computers professionally since System 6 in 1990. As editor of my college newspaper, we laid out a tabloid-sized pages with a screen that, thinking back, wasn't much larger than a Game Boy screen - not sure how we did it... but it was easier than the previous technology.
Interesting sidenote... I've found sites with tools to make a PC look like a Mac, but haven't found any sites dedicated to making a Mac look like a PC.
Okay... enough of the Coke vs. Pepsi talk. Enjoy.
(p.s. Would Coke = Mac and Pepsi = PC?)
welcome to the cult... isn't the Kool Aid delicious?
you know what they say... "Once you go Mac, you never go back!"