I began using Apple products during undergrad due to compatibility issues between the Windows and Mac computers. Back then, transferring files between the same program on two different platforms was very unreliable. This was before Adobe bought the Macromedia products that now help make the Adobe Creative Suites. My first laptop was a white iBook PPC. I hated the price and thought it was outrageous. I soon understood the beauty of simple design as i began to utilize my new hardware. At this point I was sold on the brand. Unfortunately, that laptop fizzed out a few years later in the middle of a project. Ever since then, I have been fighting a technology battle between software and hardware. An advancement in one forces an upgrade in another.
The last computer I bought (2012 Macbook Pro) was for grad school because during online orientation my 2008 Macbook began to crash. It later turned out that there was a software issue and it now runs fine. The 2012 MBP or better yet the Mountain Lion operating system does not support some of my my old programs and peripherals. So I have to find a bypass or pay for more upgrades. This sort of planned obsolescence gets me down. Every step forward has additional cost attached. It is sickening.
After iBook Timeline:
2005 Mac Mini – stolen by low life drug addict
2007 Macbook – dead, replaced by warranty with 2008 Macbook
2007 Imac White PPC – used by offspring but does not support new Safari or Flash
2008 Imac Intel – sold to coworker during sell my possessions phase
2008 Macbook Intel – used to run old peripherals
2012 Macbook Pro – used for SCAD stuff, youtube, and vegan propaganda