About switching to Mac, Torrez says (among other things):
I haven't loved a brand in a while. The last computer brand I had the hots for was the Commodore Amiga, and that was over 12 years ago. It's nice...but weird.My thoughts exactly. My first home computer was a Commodore 64 (if you're curious, you can see a picture of me getting it for Christmas). While I was learning to program on the Apple ][e and the Atari 800, my C=64 was home turf after school. Man, I miss 6502 assembly and screwing with a kernal whose complexities I could mostly encompass in one brain.
And then, when the day came that I could afford a new computer.. I saved my pennies and bought an Amiga 1200 (sorry, no picture). That lasted me all through college as friends bought and upgraded (and upgraded) PCs. It wasn't until I was a year or two past graduation, when my poor A1200 was really straining to keep up, that I finally broke down and built a PC.
But now, I feel like I'm back full circle, and the PC's days are numbered in my home. The Mac is my new Amiga, and Apple my neo-Commodore. Now I just hope that they don't munge the whole company like Commodore did - I was there on #amiga on EFNet on the day when they announced the first of many buyouts.
I'm not too worried though - Commodore didn't have anyone like Steve Jobs.shortname=ooobga