Last year, I indicated that I was in the market for a new laptop and asked folks which way I should go: PC or Mac?The discussion was pretty spirited. I also got some additional hate mail for my post entitled Why the Iphone Suckswhich pretty much demonstrates my envy of iPhone users. I never got a new laptop then but now I actually need to get a new or used laptop. Our family is selling some stuff to help us get through some financial situations but thankfully, the church is supplying a laptop I can use. Another big reason why I need to get a new laptop is the Dell m1210 [12.1 in screen] I was using [which I really like] was causing some painful traces of carpel tunnel because of the cramped keyboard and that’s not good.
While I’d love to hear what your honest recommendations are. I’m not going to get a Mac simply because the budget I have from the church is $800 and well, we all know that Macs cost a pretty penny.
What laptop & model would you suggest for that budget?
What do you personally use? I’m curious to see the numbers between PC vs Macs. If you use a PC, what brand?
I hope that while this entry topic might not be as alluring as your top search engine topics like Britney Spears and Barack Obama, you’ll take a few minutes to read up the progress of our global poverty organization. This has been one of the most humbling seasons of our life. When we went public with our vision to give our year’s salary to start this poverty initiative, we had absolutely no idea about what was in store with the financial crisis and meltdown. Our convictions have been tested but each time we think about how “bad” we have it, we’re reminded of the grave situation for the poorest of the poor – those affected by “extreme global poverty.”
Here’s 5 Updates on our Progress:
FACEBOOK. On Friday, December 5, our Facebook Group – which can be accessed at http://fightglobalpoverty.com – surpassed 200,000 members. It’s pretty amazing considering we started the group on May 15, 2008. While there are no guarantees if folks will ultimately support our organization, it confirms our aspiration for our initiative in helping change the world:
I’ll be posting a more thorough update on our Global Poverty initiative and organization in the next couple days. I was supposed to be in Haiti this week to visit some orphanages and to learn more abou the global food crisis but had to make some changes due to the increment weather in that area. Today, I’d like to share about two things that make our goal of creating a grassroots movement to fight extreme global poverty possible: Human Relationships and Technology. Continue reading “relationships, technology, facebook, and fighting poverty”
Alright. I’m in the mood for some hate mail and “good dialogue” so here goes. People take their computers, notebooks, and gadgets pretty seriously.
I have been contemplating getting a new laptop. I don’t need one per se because I like my used Dell m1210 [via Craigslist], but it’s giving my hands, fingers, and wrists some serious pain because of the small size. And so, I’m back to the BIG QUESTION: Mac or PC? Continue reading “the big question: mac or pc?”
My parents purchased what I believe to be an Apple IIc many years ago when I was in elementary or junior high. I didn’t really have the brain capacity to enjoy it. Played a few computer games on it. Never used computers again – honestly -until I hit college and grad school. It was during grad school that I had a couple friends that were fantatics aboutApple computers. These Apple “evangelists” were trying to convert me – even then – to the Apple Cult… Continue reading “the apple cult”