Monday, September 29, 2008

the dark side

I'm thinking more and more about picking up contract work while in Buenos Aires. I'd like to spend my days teaching English and my nights working on freelance projects for 2 to 3 hours.

I'll need to invest in a new computer. 2 reasons for this. First, Jisseppii (my current computer that I have an pet like affection for) is getting old. I purchased him in college 6 years ago. He's a champ, but he has retired from working and is now used just to surf the net. It's not a good idea to rely on a 6 year old laptop for contract work. Second, from what I've been reading, computers in Buenos Aires cost 2 to 3 times as much as computers here. It's best that I purchase a computer before leaving the U.S.

PC vs Apple:
At first I thought I'd just go a head and get a PC, but now the Apple iMacs have been polluting my mind. I'm thinking of going to the dark side. I have been doing my research. I've spoken to my IT guy at work and several Mac users. My IT guy is very neutral and gives me the specs I'll need for either Mac or PC. The Mac users are overwhelmingly in favor of me joining their club. I just may?

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Either way, you can't go wrong! I've used both alot over the years (esp. Macs since my BS is in photogrphay). I use a Dell now but use my hubby's mac alot too. But you might want to consider a notebook instead of a desktop.