I buy a new computer every 18 months or so. Every time I purchase one, I suffer a lot of angst as I transfer files, re-install programs, set up internet connections, etc. Windows generally doesn't make this process easy.
This time around we bought an Apple PowerBook and a souped-up Windows PC (thank you, Frontier Computers) and things have been gloriously simple. I had three 'God Bless Computers' moments:
- When I plugged my Internet connection into the back of our Mac. The Mac recognized it and let me access the Net without any configuration. It was genuinely plug-and-play.
- The same thing happened when we plugged our Internet connection into the PC.
- When I connected our Windows iPod to the Mac, it was like coming home. An iPod icon popped up on the desktop and iTunes woke up and wanted to help out.
To the average human, these experiences may seem pretty mundane, but to a long suffering geek such as myself, it was a little slice of Heaven.