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    Well I've been hiding a secret for the past two weeks. It's something that I've felt conflicted and unsure of, something that I've felt ashamed of and proud of at the same time. Something that I've been trying to sort out before I actually wrote about it. Most people will probably say, "yeah, big deal." But for me it kind of is a big deal. I haven't told very many people. I showed Robert Scoble last week but have been kind of hiding it otherwise.

    A little over two weeks ago I walked into the Apple store in Palo Alto and bought myself a new MacBook Pro. Yes, the new sexy Intel dual core MacBook Pro. And I went home and after not using a Mac for over 15 years, put my Dell PC notebook literally in the bookshelf and have been using this new Mac as my primary computer for the past 2 weeks.

    And what do I have to say about the experience after two weeks? My God! This is f***ing amazing! For the past 15 years I've pretty much been a diehard Microsoft PC guy. I've mocked the religious zealotry of the cult of Macintosh. I've derided the senseless brainwashing that Steve Jobs seems so elegant at.

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    1. Lawrence Layshock 90 months ago | reply

      mr. hawk, there's nothing to be ashamed of. an apple a day keeps the pc away.

    2. expendable_1999 90 months ago | reply

      Congratulations and welcome back to the MAC world.

    3. john curley 90 months ago | reply

      welcome aboard, dude ...

      i had a similar conversion experience not all that long ago. ... after being a diehard, what's-the-big-deal-with-Apple, PC kind of guy

      and I haven't looked back...

    4. timothy* 90 months ago | reply

      dude, welcome back home .)

    5. atelier subterra 90 months ago | reply

      i'm an apple fanboy and a devout follower of turntables. glad to have you in the fold.

    6. tmv32 90 months ago | reply

      I posted on your blog, but thought I would do it here too. Congrats on that new Mac and enjoy it!!

    7. btezra [deleted] 90 months ago | reply

      ~I am poised to join you...~

    8. Journograph [deleted] 90 months ago | reply

      Welcome to the club :)

    9. tastygiant 90 months ago | reply

      amen. i had a dell laptop which gave me similar + problems. if i had the means i would def try out apple.

    10. Alfred Nerstu 89 months ago | reply

      Hi, nice picture!

      Welcome to add any of your digital dj related pictures to the Digital DJ group!

    11. Clarence the Cross-eyed Lion [deleted] 89 months ago | reply

      Totally agree with you. I've had both a mac and pc on my desk at work and at home for many years (I work in publishing). Although theoretically faster, the pc gets to see little action these days.

      If you like to play/fiddle/mess/tinker with computers, get a pc. If you think of it as a tool that simply has to work, get a mac. It'll allow you to spend your time working on your pics instead of working on your OS to keep the damn thing running. In the 20 or so years I've owned computers, I've had to install and reinstall windows often several times a year. I still have my original OS9 on the mac with a few updates and OSX living happily together. Never ever had to reinstall, just update!

    12. TranceMist 88 months ago | reply

      Ashamed about it!? Dude, when I saw your "Walking with Thomas Hawk" video and heard that you carried "an inexpensive Dell" in your backpack, I felt really sorry for you. I knew you weren't running Linux on that thing with all of your talking about Photoshop.

      So. Welcome to the 21st century, Thomas Hawk!

      I hope you're learning to use Aperture. Especially having listened to you talk about how much work it is for you to process RAW images. Aperture makes that so easy.

      You should also check out PictureSync. It makes uploading photos from Aperture to Flickr (and a bunch of other services) a snap. I use it to upload all of mine.

      I think there may also be an Apple 30" Cinema Display in your future... :)
      (the MacBook Pro you bought will drive it)

    13. Guido Jan 81 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called purpleart, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    14. tsevis 75 months ago | reply

      Nice glowing Apple logo.
      Cool photo.

    15. scottivinkle [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

      Awesome photo. Nice blog read as well. I'm hoping to get a new MBP for myself very soon. I'm sure I'll share the same joy as you did. :-)

      Interesting comment on your blog. Someone said for the PC world it's best to build them yourself. I have to agree. The PC I'm using now I built 3+ years ago with no problems ever (other than running Windows ;-). But alas, it's time for a switch. :-)

    16. Synthesizers 61 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Synthtopia, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. Sirio Gori [deleted] 58 months ago | reply

      cool atmosphere,
      your devotion to photography is absolute and admirable,
      in this beautiful stream I'm seeing photo of any situation,
      good job

    18. australianpolicyonline 18 months ago | reply

      Thanks from Australian Policy Online. This pic is on APO's home page (with attribution) for a few days from 25 October 2012. See (illustrating an article called 'Hallowed be thy iPad mini – is the cult of Apple eternal?'). APO is a non profit website making the latest Australian and International social policy research available to the public. Thank you for listing your image with a Creative Commons license

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