Mac Circle is a landmark at nearby Covenant College--the circular drive outside MacClellan Hall and a convenient meeting place. But today I'm talking about a different Mac Circle. I'm talking about the fact that so much of life is circular.
Our first computer, purchased in 1985 before we went to the Central African Republic, was a "Fat Mac." It was the latest and best Macintosh--and it had 512K of memory! For comparison purposes, a CD holds 700 MB. It was a great computer, and so user friendly. But somehow, after we came back to the US in 1987, we switched to a PC. We have been PC people ever since, even when Herb's computer kept crashing and losing chunks of his doctoral dissertation! Our kids kept telling us, "You should get a Mac." But things had evolved in the computer world, and--as user-friendly as Macs are--the learning curve seemed too steep.
Then Monique, my daughter-in-law, got a new Mac and let me play with it. As soon as I discovered iPhoto, I was hooked. I wanted a Mac!
No screaming, no bad words, no getting throttled in a tangle of cords, no more wireless receiver. I didn't even have to downsize my photos for them to upload to my blog.
Obviously there is still a learning curve and some things I have to unlearn, like double-clicking and right-clicking, as well as new programs to learn. I haven't installed my Microsoft package or purchased a new Family Tree Maker that is Mac-compatible. But if all of that is as easy as setting this thing up, I'm a believer!
It's been many years since our last Mac, but this circle is closed and it will remain unbroken!