The Future Arrives in a Box, During the Lunch Hour
Carlos has half-days this week so I had to pick him up at school yesterday at 11:30. As luck would have it, the Federal Express guy also stopped by the house during the lunch hour and delivered my new iMac. I spent most of last night getting everything set up to my liking. So far, I am liking very much.
Note: It will surprise no one to learn that I am not the most computer literate of bloggers. Most of the technical stuff is beyond me. In fact, the less I have to know, the better.
First Impressions: The aluminum 24" iMac is fast, quiet, elegant, and brilliantly designed. The set-up process was a breeze; the only glitch was figuring out the location of the serial number for the pre-installed iWorks program--I had it (on the disc envelope, of course), but needed 10 minutes to figure out where it was. I am a bit surprised by how much I like the new wireless keyboard, which no longer has a keypad for data entry, a feature I've never used anyway. The new keyboard is about the size of a birthday card, but they've spaced the keys so you don't actually feel like you're typing on a miniature laptop. The smaller size opens up a lot of room on my desk, so I have the benefit of a much larger screen for my problematic eyes and yet a reduced computer "footprint."
For a writer, I'd say that's close to perfect.
In other good news, it seems that the Leopard operating system (or is it iWorks doing this? I dunno) spell checks automatically in Blogger, so fewer spelling mistakes, I hope.