More than two years ago I bought a big beautiful new iMac to replace my old, sluggish, vintage model. I told the kids that this new iMac was for me, and the old one was for them. Ha! They never touched that old thing that could barely play a YouTube video or any of the Lego Star Wars games. But I kept around thinking I just might need it. Well, I never really did, and it just sat there collecting dust, still looking cute, like Steve Job’s pretty version of E.T.
So I decided it was time to say ‘good-bye’. Well, not really ‘good-bye’, more like ‘it’s time for you to go live in the attic’. So I dusted her off, and moved her to her new home. I couldn’t bring myself to actually take her to the dump.
I look forward to the day when I can show her to my grandchildren and say, “This was the height of technology in the year 2000.” And they will laugh, and laugh….