Ojeda-Ojeda took a Compaq iPaq H3600-series handheld computer so he could have a “literary smorgasbord in ultra-compact digital form,” but declined to take his iBook because he wanted to travel light.
“Talk about a bone-headed call,” he writes. “I spent an agonizing three weeks obsessing over the myriad things I could have been doing with the Mac. My e-library wasn’t enough to stave off boredom, as it turned out, and I was desperate to entertain myself with a bit of digital-video editing or Web-page building.”
Then there was iTunes. Ojeda-Ojeda said Apple had “the gall” to release its new music-jukebox software while he was far from any compatible Mac. However, he’s now back from his trip, has the application, and loves it.
Ojeda-Ojeda works on both Mac and Wintel systems. He even admits to liking Windows.
“But I happen to prefer the Macintosh for personal use,” he writes. “So does the rest of my family. My mother has an iMac. My sister has an iMac. Her husband, who runs a 200-person graphic-design firm, has filled his offices with Macs. My sister-in-law, before she got her HP, used a Mac Color Classic we gave her years ago.”