“You are probably one of those people that should get the warranty.”
Since Joseph, from the Apple Store at UTC, was quite knowledgeable and personable I did not take offense.
“What do you mean?” I asked.
“The kind of person that hangs on to their computers forever.”
My MacBook Pro was considered state-of-the-art when it was purchased five years ago.
But it seems that computers do not have much of a shelf life.
It’s not that I hadn’t noticed that age had crept in and reared its ugly head.
My mobile laptop became stationery awhile back when the internal battery stopped working and I needed to be near an outlet at all times.
In the past year, Safari unexpectedly closed all open windows on my desktop with no warning. A couple of times a week.
A hard boot has been needed to get out of many an endless loop brought on by viewing a video or using a random application.
Still, I hadn’t realized I was hanging on to a dinosaur.
So old that the software I currently have will not run on the computer that I have my eye on. Different operating software, don’t you know.
On the bright side, I will not have to give up my touch pad (to which I am addicted).
Only now it will be larger and detached from the keyboard.
Something to get used to.
Among other things.
Unless I want to continue to be one of those people.