Saturday, September 20, 2008

Going Over to the Dark Side






I took my first leap yesterday toward switching to the Dark Side. I bought a Mac. I have been a frustrated PC user for 15 years now and I've had enough. I want to be a photographer, not a computer trouble shooter which seems to take up half of my day at the studio. It started out innocently with a trip to the Apple Store in Eastview Mall to look at the iPhone. I have a Verizon PDA phone, which also happens to run Windows and it's the worst piece of junk I have ever owned. It was a great Christmas gift from Sue, how was she to know it would not function properly? So we walk in to the Apple Store and it was like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The staff was courteous and knowledgeable, and the products are extremely innovative. It is a combination that a lot of other businesses should take notice of. I ended up buying the iPod Touch since it is basically an iPhone with out the phone part, since I am locked in to a Verizon plan for a PDA I can't use. The iPod touch has a great calendar feature that wirelessly syncs to the hand unit where ever there is a wireless hot spot. When the Verizon contract expires, I will get an iPhone and give the iPod to Sue. I was so impressed with the store when we bought the iPod that I went back two days later and bought an iMac after one of the computers at the studio developed a permanent brain cramp. I can't afford to make the leap all at once to Mac, but every time a new computer is necessary we will be one step closer. Don't get your hopes up Canon shooters, I'm sticking with Nikon.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Steve,
After reading your Blog entry of reaching 25,000 hits to your blog, I have to tell you that I am a loyal Chesler Blog reader. I look at your blog at least once a week if not more. I love hearing of the adventures you've had, looking at the pictures you've taken, and watching your business bloom and grow. I love seeing all the new developments and ideas you do with your photography. Its truly amazing and inspiring. Thanks for sharing your pictures and stories with us!!

I wish you continued success with your growing business!!

Jennel Dillon

Steve Chesler said...

Jennel,
Thank you. It means a lot to have the support of our past clients. I was wondering who the other blog reader was aside from my mom. :)

Steve

Troxel said...

Congratulations!!!! Job well done!

Having been in the Pohtography Industry for more years than I care to admit. I sometimes think I have seen it all, but your Blog always inspires me! You have an ability to take the "common place image" to a whole new level! Thank you for your hours of work and inspiration!

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