Everyone knew Jobs was on a time crunch with his cancer but the finality of it all just saddened me. I grew up using a Dell computer and my first laptop, a passion purple Dell Inspiron was my pride and joy as I went off to college. Nothing could beat my little Dell, that is until I was trying to use the Adobe suites for class projects. Or when I was trying to desperately edit video with Windows MovieMaker (never again mind you). With this independent study coming I knew it was time to really get serious about purchasing a laptop that could handle the power house work I wanted to do. I saved a good chunk of my internship money and finally purchased a Macbook Pro with all the programs I could ever want. I've even decked out my computer with yellow keyboard protectors and a hardcase cover. My personal and journalistic life has changed dramatically with my Macbook. I'm churning out multimedia content like clockwork and it's truly a blessing to not have to frantically figure out when I would be able to get to the Wakerly Training Center in the college to use iMovie.
While I still love my Dell laptop, I do believe I'm now married to my Macbook. As a person who only recently became part of the Macbook family, the elite and in-crowd nature of the group is finally understood. It's not necessarily about having the best computer in the world, it's about knowing you've adopted real technology that is going to help connect and move the 21st century forward. Jobs' words have rung truer than ever this week as I suffered through seemingly impossible video edits and sat with my Adobe Indesign open for magazine design class: "Stay hungry. Stay foolish."