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Dec 19, 2007

MAC-simize!

I went to a computer shop for my regular ink refills and while I was waiting I couldn't help but notice the beautiful iMac wireless desktop at the repair area. I asked the techie guys what model it was and they said it was the latest iMac that has wireless monitor, mouse et al. The guys gawked on it for a long time because it was really hi-tech desktop from Apple. I used to have the old blue iMac.

Then the guys said too bad the owner was not maximizing its capability. "The owner is just using this for excel and word processing," the techie guy said. So I asked him what the problem was with the iMac. He said it was brought there for upgrade because the owner was complaining that it was slow. The techie guy said the computer was also being used for downloading songs, so I figured the desktop is being used to download songs. Then, I asked him who the owner was. He said the iMac is owned by the Division of Youth Services office.

WTH? What does that office need an iMac for? Ok, maybe it was acquired through federal funding. That iMac costs around $2,000 already and that amount could get that office at least three reliable PCs. What gives?

Oh well....

The Reveler

6 comments:

Eretreus said...

DYS=Federal Funds. We haven't been able to purchase computer equipment for over a year. We are using 7 year old equipment, and most of our peripherals (mice, keyboards, printers, scanners) are the staffs personal equipment.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

I'm sure the folks in Poukipsie are proud and happy to have purchased that unit for DYS.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure they have Garage Band loaded on that thing, they should be working on an album or something.

Marianas Pride said...

If I had to choose between owning a mac and a PC, I'd pick the mac. You don't have to worry about viruses and they don't crash as often as PC's. Macs are also user friendly.

Biba APPLE! Booooo VISTA!

rev said...

for government offices i believe a good mac is better though...i guess the office wants to get a desktop computer that would last them a long time...

ok...

Marianas Pride said...

Hey Rev,

How about a new topic? Something hot and heavy...anyone got any suggestions? Something National Enquiresque perhaps...

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