I knew this day would eventually come. I thought I had more time. More time to consider my options on a replacement. I admit I looked at new ones at the Apple store a couple times, but I kept putting it off because he was trudging along, even though his pinwheel spun more and more.
But now, it’s happened.
George is dead.
There was an update the other day. So I walked away to let him do his thing. He was supposed to reboot, but when I tried to get him to wake, nothing.
Then I pushed his power button. Still nothing.
Then I tried power cycling the power strip. George just sat there with only a sad, black, blank screen.
So after 6.5 years and two novels, countless documents, resumes, job searches, iphone syncs, web browsing, photo editing, and blogging, I must say goodbye to George.
May you be recycled into numerous fun things.
Well, I did it. I broke down and bought a new laptop. I’m not completely giving up on my iMac George. George still has some ability left—it’s just he couldn’t hold a wifi signal. I’d be surfing along and all the signal would drop for no reason. Full bars, no interference. It would just drop.
I tried all sorts of remedies to fix George. But to no avail. (Although I did stop short of wiping and reinstalling his OS. That’s just too much right now.)
So since I still have George, I opted for a Chromebook.
As a kid growing up in the 80s, I watched some awesome cartoons—Scooby-Doo, G.I. Joe, Bugs Bunny, Transformers, She-Ra and her counterpart He-Man, DuckTales, and The Jetsons.
For those who don’t know The Jetsons, the show originally aired from 1962 to 1963 and then new episodes were produced for syndication from 1985 to 1987. The cartoon followed a family residing in Orbit City at some unknown point in the future (although original press materials said it was set in 2062, a century from the original 1962 premiere).
Consider this: we are now a mere 45 years away from 2062. So we’re closer to 2062 than we are to 1962. Crazy, right?
But back to the Jetsons.