My computer, Sally (yes, I named my computer), is almost six years old. While I love her to death, it’s about time to put her down. She’s been good to me, despite all the verbal abuse. Problem is, as good as she’s been, there is always better and I’m afraid my business is stalling because Sally no longer works. I need a Mac [insert whiny voice here].
A few weeks ago I was moaning to my boyfriend about how badly I want a Mac. He said, “Yeah, a Mac would be nice, but if you really need a new computer, why don’t you just buy a less expensive PC?
“Because, Sam, Macs are BETTER.”
“Are they really, though? Sally’s lasted you six years.”
Why do I want a Mac, then? I suck at immediate comebacks, but even though Sally has lasted me six years, she ‘s always been a bit shit. And Dell customer service is the worst in the FREAKING WORLD .
My brother has a Mac and I would stare at it longing sometimes. While I was still living at home I borrowed his laptop to film the Pajama Job Hunt and Critique My Profile. To illustrate the incredible contrast between videos on a Mac and videos on a PC, here are two examples.
Here’s a video I filmed on a Mac:
Here’s a video I filmed today on my PC:
If you’d been wondering why I haven’t posted any new episodes of Critique My Profile since moving to London, this would be the reason. The quality is shit, it slows down my computer, the audio is off…
So I need your help!
My computer is my livelihood, but there’s no way I can afford a Mac right now. I just bought a $1,000 ticket to New Zealand and I’m living in one of the most expensive cities in the world. Yeah yeah, woe is me.
So I’ve started a fund and if you enjoy the content on this site, I’d HUGELY appreciate a pitch-in. It doesn’t need to be a lot. With 5,000 unique visitors per month, even a fifth of you donating only $1 would be enough. 150 of you are subscribed, 250 are on my mailing list, so if you’re a regular reader and feel the need to thank me for all my love and devotion and/or want to give me an early Christmas present, a donation of any amount of money would make me the happiest girl in the world.
A refurbished Mac goes for $929. PayPal takes around 3% so I need to raise $957 for a new computer. Dying to help a girl out? Check out my nifty widget…
Oh, and Apple? Feel free to send me a new computer – I promise I’ll be the best spokeswoman in the world.