In all the years of working on Breakup Girl — from book, to web, to tv, to oblivion, then back to web and to cell phone — Lynn and I have had a steady, third partner. His name is Mac. Apple computers have helped us write, code, design, animate and, yeah, procrastinate better over the last 14 years. For about half of that time (sigh) I’ve been working on a 867 MHz PowerMac G4 (Quicksilver).
Why am I using such an old machine? Well, to Apple’s credit, it still works! But actually, I’ve been intending to get a new desktop for the past three years — if only they would ditch the ancient G5 “cheese grater” design of the pro towers. Recently I realized I don’t need all that quad-core “pro” power to do what I do, and have had my eye on the Mac mini — but that hasn’t been updated in two years! I follow the mac rumors religiously, ‘natch, and get especially excited around the MacWorld expo.
Despite rumors going into the keynote announcements of a new mini model, Apple “only” gave us new software and a new 17″ MacBook Pro. Frankly, the rumored specs on the next mini were so good, I doubted the absent Steve Jobs would let Phil Schiller unveil it. So now I wait for the next “Apple event,” with only the web’s chief humorists as comfort for my broken heart…
And this BRILLIANT nugget from The Onion News Network: