Posts tagged: Macintosh

The Joy of Text

Technology wise, I think I’m about as clued up as most people. I like my gadgets and I can generally get them to behave when they inevitably become temperamental. (My work laptop started playing silly buggers yesterday, claiming that its security log was all full up, or some such, when I tried to log on and that only an administrator could put it right. Rebooting didn’t help, so I used the Mac technique of firing it up hitting the control and alt key throughout the process. Don’t ask me why, but it worked and pretty damned pleased with myself I was too.) Read more ›››

Make the Most of Your Mac

For many years, the only PC I would contemplate was a Mac. I got my first in 1986, a Mac Plus which I think I’m right in saying had a one meg hard disk, but it still ran Pagemaker so that suddenly, decent presentation was possible without having to go to a graphic designer all the time. WYSIWYG was the wonder of its day.

I managed to resist our IT department’s blandishments to switch to a Windows PC for many years, arguing that Macs were the industry standard in printing, but I finally relented a couple of years ago and now work on a Sony Vaio. I still get to use Macs at home because my wife’s business uses them, but I do miss that friendly, helpful screen and the ease of use of the Mac system when I’m at work. Read more ›››