PC Columnist Becomes a Switcher

Posted by:
Date: Friday, January 17th, 2003, 00:00
Category: Archive


Mike Wendland, tech columnist for the Detroit Free Press, today writes that he has abandoned his long-time Mike Wendland, tech columnist for the Detroit Free Press, today writes that he has abandoned his long-time commitment to the PC after falling in love with the Mac.

As I wrote about an amazingly full-featured tiny $999 iBook for a fall laptop review, I realized that I had slowly become very attracted to these machines. When it came time to send the review unit back, there was a very real sense of loss.

By early December, I was so lovelorn that there was no stopping me. I drove to the Apple Store at the Somerset Collection in Troy and came home with a new dual-processor 1 GB G4 Power Mac system with 1 GB of memory and a 17-inch flat-screen monitor. Six months to pay, same as cash.

My five-month-old Dell Dimension 8200 system got pushed aside like a jilted lover. What’s caused this lifestyle change? I’m a sucker for a pretty interface — and the way the Mac looks and feels and operates simply seduced me.

commitment to the PC after having fallen in love with the Mac. Read his story at http://www.freep.com/money/tech/mwend16_20030116.htm

Recent Posts

Comments are closed.