Posts Tagged ‘pc’
Some of the greatest advances of the last century have been in the arena of personal computers. So much can be done now and so much of what you need can be bought at Best Buy or even Walmart for a fistful of dollars. You can easily go broke buying relatively inexpensive computer upgrades. And you can easily go insane installing them and trying to make them work hitch-free.
A tech savvy friend of mine spent seven hours this last week installing a new mic so that he could speak online. Nevermind that he could already do this – he had a workable mic – but since he speaks via internet for a living he thought it would be a good idea to have a better one. Though he was able to plug the mic in and immediately use it, as advertised, it warbled like bird in springtime. I congratulated him on eventually getting this fixed, to which he just sighed and said he’d gone back to the old mic.
This may be a PC issue. My Mac lovin’ friends say their computers just don’t have these troubles. But I was raised by a father who loved me pretty darned unconditionally. He worked in a government think tank and he built PCs. In my house, us kids knew it didn’t matter at all if you were gay. If you were a serial killer, you’d have to serve your time, but Dad would still love you. But if you brought home a Mac, things would get seriously dicey on the home front. So I never dared. Dad has since come around to Macs – not that he actually owns any. My sister – far braver than I – married a Mac-Man and even recently bought one. This means she now has a Mac and a PC and has to work on both simultaneously a lot of the time, so I’m not sure what this has saved her.