My wife was giggling at someone's blog. I looked over; the site was called 日本語のできないダンナさま. I knew enough to feel embarrassed.
"You're too used to Windows," she said when I mentioned that I might ditch the laptop for a shiny MacBook like hers.
I am not too old to learn how to use a new operating system, but I am far too old to ever be comfortable with it.
"i like the idea of your mac, and am warming to jump ship to attack, but there is a story in the end of the first book of don quixote where two ships come up against each, moors versus christians and when the christians ramm the boat the narator jumps to attack the other ship but somehow his boat then veers off course and no one else joins him and he becomes a hostage/prisoner of the moors making him row their boats...this is a convulated metaphor for my frustrations/fears/anxieties of shifting from pc to mac for all those reasons unsighted above."
- Misha Kropotkin, Your Name Here
"Vhali, king of Algiers, a brave and bold pirate, having boarded and taken the Capitana galley of Malto, in which only three knights were left alive, and those desperately wounded, the galley of John Andrea Doria bore up to succour them: in this galley I was embarked with my company, and doing my duty on this occasion; I leaped into the enemy's galley, which getting loose from ours that intended to board the Algerine, my soldiers were hindered from following me, and I remained alone among a great number of enemies; whom not being able to resist; I was taken after having received several wounds; and as you have already heard, Vehali having escaped with all his squadron, I found myself his prisoner; and was the only afflicted man among so many joyful ones, and the only captive among so many free..."
- The Captive, Don Quixote
"I am not too old to learn how to use a new operating system, but I am far too old to ever be comfortable with it." If only learning Mac OS was as fun as learning hangul or Arabic.