Anyway, as I'm just a regular human being, I don't have super power to do all good for the rest. Also, for some long term things like stay healthy and all that. You gotta have some hiccups here and there. So, I just wanna confine this blog on just the gadgets that I want (not I need, I live so far so good without them).
Well, gadgets usually smaller things, for me, I will definitely include TV set as a gadget, cos it is by my definition which mean any physical thing that give pleasure in the entertainment aspect of life. For me, why I think about gadget on my wishlist? No, it is not about my birthday is coming and all that. It is because of the reappearance of the geek-beloved Steve Jobs in yesterday's iPod briefing presentation. Here, I'm not gonna talk about him nor the upgrade gadgets that he presented. Instead, I was thinking about the gadget that he didn't talk about but definitely he is working on - the iTablet!
Why would I put something that has existed in its final form on my gadget wishlist? Well, it is because I think I've become a Mac convert that without a Mac that I've faith in Apple's products based on what I've owned and used so far - IPod Classic, IPod Shuffle, and IPhones. I think iTablet or whatever name it is gonna be, will be another ground-breaking product that whether it will create its own market or not is not my concern, but it will very likely change our way of life somehow. Especially, it will improve the relationship between human and computer. Yes, iPhone itself is a computer, it has already done that. However, iTablet will be doing that again in different form, more likely will adapt some of our need in different way. Like data/media presentation and input, communication and mobility.
Will I buy an iTablet when it comes out? No, not until in second generation, when bugs are fixed or format has been improved. The reason why I was thinking about getting a computer is that. I recently find out some old invoice in my vault that my current Dell desktop was purchased back in 2004. That's almost 5 years old! Does it still meet my daily need? Well, I survive. Is there room for improvement? Hell yes! I was thinking about getting a new PC after Window 7 Service Pack 1 being released. Would I get a desktop or a laptop or those PC inside the monitor itself? I've not decided yet. For me screen size, convenient connections, and storage capacity are key for my PC. Certainly, the OS has to be reasonable. With the proposed timing for Win7 SP1, I don't think I will get one till at least a year away. However,......
Recently, I walked by some stores that have Mac inside. I touched them, played with them for few minutes. Man, that's just so seductive! The mac just looks so nice! Come to think about my usage of PC, I would say 99% of my usages are in 3 areas. First, using MS Office, basically Excel and Word for 95% of the time. For the rest will be a bit powerpoint, and use PDF (yes it is adobe, not MS!). Secondly, I use my PC to browse web. Though I've few browsers, I love Chrome! It is the fastest. I rarely use Safari or Firefox. IE? I already abandon it except in occasions of compatibility. Third, I use my PC for media thing, i.e. using iTune, Realvideo, and Canon's programs for photo management. So, do I really need a PC for the above? or a Mac would work! Hmmm.........that get me thinking lately.
Yes, cost is an issue, Mac is expensive but it is still affordable! I just need to make sure the storage issue works out fine. Then, Mac is...definitely an....option! Well, all these just get me thinking.....
Honestly, I don't really have time to do much else these days. So, my wishlist is actually relatively realistic. I'm not looking for wooing a chick, or getting a Ferrari, or a jet, a sailboat, or some other fluffy, fancy stuff. I just wanna get a PC, a dream PC that fit like a glove! Is it too much to ask?...Hmmm....I just have to keep thinking for this moment. I don't think I'm gonna buy anything soon. Certainly, it is and will be on my radar for coming months or year!?