Aubrey and I finally broke down and bought a new computer this week. Here are the salient talking points...
1. After much discussion and debate we decided on a PC over a Mac. Price was the primary consideration. Available software was the second consideration. I think we got a really good deal, and it sure is nice to having a fully functional computer again.
2. We bought it from Circuit City late Thursday night. And Friday morning we saw that Circuit City announced it will be closing all its stores effective immediately. Hmmm. Oh well, no regrets. According to CC the warranty is covered by a third party so it will still be good.
3. I was amazed at how much computer you can get for so little money these days. Wow... technology. What will they think of next?
4. Finally, all this replacing of things (car last fall, now computer) has made me realize how much I tend to resist change. Even changes from cheap thing to nice thing. I tend to stick with what I got. Por Exemplo: Until last fall I was still driving the same car I got when I was sixteen years old. We were still using the same laptop despite its host of problems, such as being hooked up to an external monitor because the screen was broken. I still wear the same golf shoes I bought in high school. I still use the email account Keith helped me set up in the summer of 1997. I'm only on my second cell phone, which isn't quite as impressive, but there was an unfortunate "incident" with the first one at the beach. All of which to say, I tend to use things until they are absolutely unuseable before I replace them.
5. Hooray for new computer!