I'm bringing more work home again.
My work PC, a hand-me-down from a former director, has been serviced and refitted and serviced again, but it still can't handle the desktop publishing tasks I need it to perform. However, my cool Mac at home is more than capable of doing the job, and I wish the Club's budget allowed me to purchase one of these awesome machines for the office. Maybe then, instead of contending with a slow and cantankerous computer that keeps shutting down or losing page formats or contents, I could actually be getting work done. What a concept.
In order to buy the Mac, I went into debt, not my favorite modus operandi, and took almost two years to pay for it. I'd rather do that, though, than spend half the money for a computer I didn't want and couldn't use.
When I bought my first Mac several years ago, it was a floor model on clearance, on the verge of obsolete. I just wanted a workhorse, though, and the price was right, so I picked up the elephantine blue critter (didn't even get a box for it) and carried out of the store. I still have that machine, and my niece gets a lot of use out of when my brother's family visits; one of the best deals I ever made.
Never thought I'd do much creating direct to a document until I bought the current Mac -- I still prefer pen and paper, then transcription via keyboard -- but this one is so easy to move around, despite being a desktop computer, that I haul it to different parts of the house so I can work standing up or sitting down (mostly standing up).
So, tonight, instead of writing science fiction, I'll be standing in front of the computer propped on the bookshelf, and working on a book highlighting the Club kids who placed or received honorable mention in the recent photography contest. Betcha the Mac, in a matter of hours, will chew through pages that would take me several days to compose on the PC.