I strayed when I got to college. My parents sent me off with a PC running MS DOS. It was convenient to have in my dorm room for late night work on my Pascal assignments. But when I dropped my plans to major Computer Science, the Macs in the computer labs did just fine. The environment was more social, and even the Macs seemed friendly.
Computer games nearly squashed my interest in Apple forever. At grad school I used student loan money to buy a Gateway Pentium PC with Windows ’98 (’98!). Then I bought Civilization II and sometimes spent the whole weekend playing it from start to finish. The Boston Acoustics speakers were a nice touch.
When I joined the corporate world, I truly entered the land of the PC. We just lived with the fact that they would crash all the time and occasionally get completely taken over by some random virus. Still, they were half the price of the candy-colored iMac, and even cheaper with my Dell discount. I replaced my Windows 98 machine with an XP box with more storage than I knew what to do with and a flat panel monitor for good measure. Now we could rent DVDs and basically have a home entertainment system.
|iPhone 4 - Courtesy of Apple|
|iPad 2 - Courtesy of Apple|
What technology are you addicted to?