June 11, 2009

It is with heavy heart that I admit that this terrible time has come

I have brooded, of late. I have lain awake and pondered. I have constructed lists of pros and cons. I have considered my past and my future. I have wondered what I stand for, what I believe, what it all means.

And I have come to a momentous decision. The same decision that many of my friends have made, over the years. Again and again I chose not to follow them: but it seems clear to me now that the long-dreaded time has finally come.

Some may see my choice as elitist, a clear signal that I am no longer one with the people1. Some may even take it as a personal betrayal. But that's a chance I have to take. I would like it to be known that I will understand if you choose to turn away from me in response to what I now must do. No hard feelings. I won't judge. Indeed, part of me will even sympathize.

Some may wonder what I will do with my right middle finger, and the outer edge of my right thumb. I must admit that it is this which weighs most heavily on my mind. Once, when I followed the old ways, those were very nearly my instruments of choice. Now I fear they may languish all but unused, save for *, 8, I, K, the comma, and the spacebar. For as I understand it the new one-button regime will not require their special services.

Yes, it's true.
I'm gonna go Mac.
Will I ever go back?


1Don't look at me like that. I was totally one with the people. Ask any of 'em. No, not that guy. Someone else. Well, maybe not her. Look, some of my best friends are people!

3 Comments:

Blogger Matt Hobbs said...

As a fellow late comer... welcome aboard! You won't regret it - as long as you get the extended warranty (repairs are EXPENSIVE). Pip pip.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

It was time you shed those PC "friends" of yours anyway. How can you even call yourself an artists sans a Mac? The miracle will be if the Mac peeps are willing to overlook your previous poor judgment. As a favour to you, I will advocate for your smooth entry into our elite ranks. But you may have to go through a wee hazing first. Don't worry, I'll oversee that particular ritual! Now, doesn't that make you feel better?

11:58 AM  
Blogger Marco Loco said...

Praise the lord you have seen the light!

John 8:12 & 9:5 tell us, "Then spake Jesus again unto them saying, Apple is the light of the world: he that followeth it shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."

Wecome brother to our religion.

3:45 PM  

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