I honestly don’t care about this bit of news.
Do you want to know why? Because I’m never buying a PC. Yes, you read that correctly: I’m never buying a PC.
I’m a Mac man from here on out.
I’ll still have this ole HP to play games on and suchlike. And maybe I’ll update it to Longhorn when it comes out, just to see what it’s like.
But I can no longer resist the pull of OSX’s beauty and simplicity.
G5, here I come!
I figured out why I wasn’t able to sleep for two days: I was getting sick. Exit sleep, enter snot.
Sleep comes back as my body recovers. I’ve had time to dream, and my dreams are of Apples.
iPods are like scintillating, celestial cables to the 0,1 bitstream of the music of my life, like mainlining the soundtrack to my biography: David Bowie, Stan Bush, Tenacious D, They Might Be Giants. You can spot other users on the street instantly, a glimpse of white lucite here, a rope of pearly headphone cable there, like a secret, hardware handshake.
I wax less poetically but no less admiringly of the Macintosh OS, so simple and perfect and simple. Long live lucite! Long live Apple!
Can I have iPhoto, iCal and iMovie to go with my iTunes? I could have them if I had a Macintosh of my very own. As it is, I have my adequate, utilitarian PC to run my games and to process my words. I have a gray box, but I’d love a work of art.
I actually took the time to record every book I read in 2003, so I figure I might as well share it with everyone. It’s a comprehensive list, including graphic novels. As you can no doubt tell, I’m a huge nerd:
The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
Noir by K.W. Jeter
Thieves’ House by Fritz Leiber
Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
Expiration Date by Tim Powers
Interface by Steven Bury
Creature Tech by Doug TenNaple
Wild Cards IV: Down and Dirty
Wild Cards V: Ace in the Hole
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville.
Guards! Guards! by Terry Prachett
Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett
Sourcery by Terry Pratchett
Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett
The Fifth Elephant by T. Pratchett
The Truth by Terry Pratchett
The Last Continent by T. Pratchett
Left Hand of Darkness by U.K. LeGuin
1632 by Eric Flint
Ringworld by Larry Niven
Ringworld Engineers by Larry Niven
The Silver Crown by Robert C. O’Brien
Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey
Night Watch by Terry Pratchet
Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman
Collections 1-5, 7-10 of The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken