Here's another chance to get to know me a bit more.
In 1989 I bought my first computer:
A used IBM 286 with a 20mb hard drive and 4mb ram. The computer ran Dos. Which helped me later in my computer career. As Dos taught me to code. I still carry much of Dos coding with me almost thirty years later. I still miss it even though I’m now on a different platform.
At the time I purchased that IBM 286, I had just begun writing short
stories for submission to the Science Fiction and Fantasy small press.
I needed to present type written manuscripts. I held onto that
computer until 1993 when I upgraded to Pentium 386 running
Windows 3.1. I stayed in the PC/Windows world because it was the
world I knew, the world I was comfortable in. I actually overstayed my welcome as is usually the case with me.
I’m ninety percent loyal to my detriment. Fortunately, as I grew into Windows I became very adept at discovering its idiosyncrasies. I wanted to understand what made Windows tick. If something went wrong, I didn’t want to pester anyone. I wanted to fix the problem. I became so proficient that I began building Windows computers for others. I loved doing that.
I had a huge client list in the mid 1990s, almost 200 clients along the shoreline. Software/hardware, Internet. You name it. I could fix it. I stayed in the Windows world until 2007 when I finally decided I needed to remove myself from all the challenges that Windows presented:
In 2007 I was fully invested in my photography and I couldn’t afford to be without a computer. A friend of mine in Madison, gave me his old Apple computer in August, 20007 to play with, to see if I could learn the new OS. I’ve always loved to learn new technology, I’ve always been an early adopter. It took me about a month before I felt comfortable enough to know I could use the Apple. In December, five months later, I purchased my own Apple, a 20 inch all in one desktop. I’ve been fully invested in the Apple world ever since and I can’t ever see returning to the world of Windows. In November 2014, seven years after my first foray into the Apple world, I purchased my second Apple computer, this time a Macbook Air. As with my statement that I can’t see ever returning to Windows I can also say with certainty, that I won’t be returning to the world of desktop computers. I love that I’m now portable and I can take my computer anywhere I go.
What platform are you on? And why did you choose it?
In the meantime:
Focus on what’s ahead of you.