Over the past quarter century I seem to have had something of a knack for betting on the wrong PC pony. Maybe I'm a contrary indicator? Perhaps I should be paid by manufacturers not to buy their systems? Or are my needs and interests and criteria too atypical for the market to fill?

Regardless and nevertheless, here's a brief chronology of my twisted path through the thickets of home computer systems:

My favorite Iron today? I'm almost afraid to reveal the answer, since so far things are going well ... maybe too well, as the horror movie cliché goes. For most of the past year I've been using an Apple iBook. It's a constant delight --- the perfect combination of affordability, portability, reliability, processing power, and buck-naked beauty. The UNIX under the hood of Mac OS-X is a real operating system; no more need be said.

TopicPersonalHistory - TopicProgramming - 2002-02-25

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