New Tricks, Old Mac

Jon Dawson, Dec 2005

Here's another, vivid example of why Macs rock.

Just this past summer, my stepmother couldn't do anything beyond web and webmail on her generic Linux PC (which used to have windoze on it, until it became too infected to use. Her local computer "expert" put Linux on it, replacing Windows, so instead of an unreliable virus prone mess of a computer, she had a reliable, confusing, unfriendly one.)
Now she's emailing me digital pictures moments after I ask her for one.

On her Mac.

Did you read her previous comment about her new mac?

Here's another, earlier post about getting ready to switch Jean.

Allow me to recoup. Here's the message I just got from her today:

"Hi! I just took this picture of your Dad"

Here's the message I got from her before I gave her my old, screen broken iBook:

Oh Mike.......once again I am so frustrated with this thing! I can't believe it is all me. I have really tried to find a different "teacher" but I have been unable to. Therefore: I have decided it must be ME. Maybe it is me and maybe I am just not capable. When you mentioned a new computer, I thought..."oh no....I will just fail again." Whatever, I would sure like to try. It is so wonderful of you to offer this opportunity!! Bell South does not recognize Linux for technical support, but they do recognize Macintosh. Maybe you will go to the book store with me and help me find a book of instructions for dummies, idiots, whatever. This is so great and I appreciate it...I truly do. Forget the clothes line, and help me with this.

What a difference. All because she has a mac, which just works.

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