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Tech Wiz on saying goodbye, and touch screens!

After 15 years of not having a Macintosh in the house, I ended up getting a MacBook Pro in 2011. It was the end of that year, and having a Mac was something well, I guess I wanted. At work, I was still using a PC but wanted to have a computer for home that was different, and I missed using MacOS. We decided to get a MacBook Pro. First, the quality of the Macintosh computers has always been high. But the Macbook pro we got back in 2011, is simply an amazing computer. We are getting rid of that computer because after seven years it isn’t used anymore. We have another Macbook that I use frequently, but that particular one has been sitting in my wife’s office for the past six months, and we haven’t used it. Time to start getting rid of things we aren’t using!

Not moving away from Apple, just picking one of the Apple’s in our orchard and getting rid of it. One bad apple doesn’t spoil the whole bunch (girl) as the Osmonds used to say. The MacBook Pro is a great system overall. We ended up getting a second MacBook in 2014. With that one, you don’t have the same screen size (15 vs. 17), but with an SSD drive, it is so much faster. We won’t be buying a new Mac; we are downsizing the number of computers in the house. We still have far too many computers. But, the first Mac back in the house served us well. I was a Mac user from 1984 all the way to 1996. I ran an Apple Computer Users group for some years (1991 to 1996).

It does make me sometimes think about the technology path I’ve taken. The move to touch and touch interaction means I have a PC in my house. I like being able to draw on the screen when I need to. It makes a difference in the job I have because I am frequently during online or live meetings. Being able to quickly share a drawing makes a difference. Look I am not an artist, but I do like to convey it’s when I am working with people online. I do often interact with people online, and I often use my computer to create pen drawings of what I am talking about.

  • Do you use a pen or pencil with your compute device? (laptop, desktop or Tablet?)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you use a digital assistant with your computer (Alexa, Siri, Cortana)?

    • Yes
    • No
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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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