Sunday, April 27, 2003
Beware Rush To Laptops, Teacher Says
Let someone else take the risk of being first as a technology pioneer, especially in a market that changes daily. They may have money to burn on trying to set a new standard -= we don't.
Are You Ready For The Mac's 20th Anniversay?
At this early stage, we should look at the state of the Mac and see what we have to celebrate about. And the answer may not be the happy anniversary party some might have hoped for.
STATUS REPORT : For those who were wondering where I was the past 24 hours... (if there are any of you who are actually wondering...)
My PowerBook died. Well, not exactly died. But it does not like my electricity. No matter how I shake and twiggle my power cord, it refused to accept the power supply.
So before my battery wind down, I backed up everything onto my Firewire hard disk. Towards the end, I think the battery has only 10 minutes of power left. Whew!
This afternoon, I stole my sister's iMac DV into the room, and start the painful process of install Mac OS X (it was on Mac OS 9.0 previously) and restore all my backup. (I also have to restore all my wife's data, and to create a new account and restore all the data for my sister.)
One major problem: the 10.2.5 combo update refuses to run, complaining about "some problem" and then fail to explain why.
I've downloaded the 10.2.1 update, and that seems to work okay. So now I'm downloading all the separate 10.2.2 to 10.2.5 updates. (Currently still downloading. Wish me luck.)
I will try to get my PowerBook repaired, but my heart is not there. I guess for the rest of the year, I'll probably be mainly using a Windows XP machine.
P.S. Typing on the Apple Pro Keyboard is so much more noiser than typing on my Pismo, and I'm so afraid of waking up my wife, now sleeping.