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The Mac Attack

Posted March 4, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Networking Buzz
I have long been a PC user. My father was a PC user, my brother was a PC user, so I trusted in my trusty HP laptop for years. About 2 years ago, though, my poor HP laptop died a pretty horrible death. And it didn’t make sense to buy a new computer, because my husband had two decent MacBooks in his possession. So I reluctantly moved over to the Mac.

Then….came the iPad. I bought it the day it came out, and my life was never the same. Soon after, I converted to an iPhone. And just a week ago, I officially became the owner of a shiny, light new MacBook Air (pictured above – boy, is it pretty). When buying this MacBook Air, I confidently told the sales guy, “I’d also like to buy Microsoft Office, please.” Being trained as he was, he asked if he could just show me the capabilities of the Mac version – Pages, Keynote, Numbers, and Mail respectively. I let him demo the products and I realized, wow, this might just work.

The past week has had quite the learning curve – how do I tap vs. click, not having a “see desktop” button, and moving from a dependence on Gmail and Google Docs to having my own computer to carry around and rely on. But truthfully, I’ve been going back and forth – sometimes on one platform, sometimes on another. And frustration certainly ensued. So….today, I’ve realized I need to divorce myself from the old ways and throw myself 100% into the “Mac Attack.”

I’m now checking Gmail only on Mail and using Numbers and Pages rather than Google Docs. I’m even converting to the iCal function instead of my trusty Google Calendar.

The moral of the story? This is going to be a learning curve. But I guess, when you marry into a Mac-loving family, you’ve got to jump on board eventually. Here I come, Mac Attack!

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."