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What Have I Done?

I think I may have talked my Dad into buying an iMac.

Let me try to explain. Every time I go to visit my parents, I always have to fix something computer-related. This time it was a couple of printer problems. Last time it was a spyware infestation on my sister’s computer (which I’ve given up on. The girl just won’t stop downloading OMG FREE SMILEEZ toolbars). If you’ve ever done tech support for your own family, you can probably sympathize with me.

Anyway, Dad’s gigantic Dell laptop is getting pretty old, and he’s been looking for a replacement. I casually suggested that he go with one of the new iMacs, reasoning that if he bought one of those, I wouldn’t have to clean up all of the malware bloat every time I came home. He asked me to show him what they looked like. Then he asked me if the software he needs (Office, Family Tree Maker, Quicken) would work on a Mac. Before I knew it, I was telling him how easy they are to set up, how OSX doesn’t have much of a learning curve, and how they DO use two button mice. Then he started looking all thoughtful.

Oh shi-

I think I sold my family to the cult of Mac.

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3 Responses to “What Have I Done?”

  1. Matt Says:

    Macs are sweet setups, especially for people who live off their computer (like myself). However, I am a computer person, not a Mac fanatic and I still find time to laugh at the people who blow up if you mention that a Mac is slightly imperfect.

  2. Tim Says:

    Good. He will be happier and more productive. :)

  3. Some guy in Japan Says:

    Crazy little boy!

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