I finally succumbed to the pressure from all my students and colleagues at school and am now the proud owner of a new MacBook Pro! Mind you, the real reason was the constant problems with viruses that I was having with my beloved PC. So now here I am typing away on my new machine. Wow. Why did I wait so long? I had this fear that there would be some huge learning curve and I would constantly be battling new everything. Not a good prospect to start the spring semester with! But in less than ten minutes I was up and running. I watched a couple of tutorials on the Mac site. Voila. It really is a terrific piece of technology. Very intuitive. Very reasonable. In many ways sadly far superior to the PC... My iPhone synced up immediately. All my Google stuff adjusted perfectly. What took me a week to set up this summer took less than an hour Friday. Just an interesting example of how fear can keep us from doing things that might really be good for us! I was afraid it would be hard, that all my docs would be messed up, that I couldn't figure it out quickly. And the truth is all that was NOT the case. There are still a few things to learn, but it really is a joy to use 21st Century technology!
The Photo Booth app is also a big hit with my granddaughter! Just another plus!