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After the arrival of my new laptop this week, it is time to pass on my old one.
My laptop has been with me for nearly 7 years now, a 2GHz Core Duo MacBook Pro bought secondhand on eBay, originally from the united states.I believe she has been the single constant possession of my life, through all of the events such as, parental divorce, university, school…
Along the way there have been some repairs and modifications:
One screen (1680x1050 upgrade)Two batteriesAdded RAMNew hard disk2 new left fans (they just kept on breaking)So here we are in 2013, and to be honest, the performance of my new laptop is a little underwhelming in comparison to my old. In seven years there has been a long list of advances in technology, all of which you would think add up to make noticeable increase in user experience. However, this is not the case. I think that if it were not for the decreasing support of my ‘vintage’ machine, I still wouldn’t be upgrading.
Nevertheless, I have made the jump to 64bit, and now it is time to reformat the old girl’s hard disk, reinstall the operating system, and hand her on to her new owner. At this point my attachment to this piece of aluminium and silicon (amongst other rare earths) becomes clear. I feel not so much that it is just a computer, but a faithful servant who served me well, perhaps more like a dog, helpless and therefore more emotionally attaching. The act of wiping the hard disk is filing me with a sense of guilt, that I won’t be continuing our allegiance together. I feel like it is a dog, and I’m having it put down. This is it.
"We dreamed a dream, but now it’s over"
So thank you dear laptop, you have indeed served me well, but it is now time to say goodbye. Thank you and farewell