Report on Collision

The sales of my book, Collision at Faraway has been far above my expectations.  I want to thank all who are making the first month of sales so spectacular for me.  I am selling across the world, and have reached into countries I thought I would never sell.

If you haven’t yet picked up your copy either physical or electronic you can do so.

Why I buy a Mac

I am writing this on a Mid 2010 Macbook Pro 13.3 inch screen.  I hand installed my own memory upgrade to 8 GB of memory.  It runs everything that i want it to including some of the games that I like.  As far as it being a development machine, it does that well, and as for writing it also does that well.  The only caveat is that I wish I had purchased the 15 inch model instead of the 13.3 inch.

Why am I telling you this?  Because I get asked a lot by people why I buy Macs.  First off my third computer was a Mac, a Mac 512ke to be exact.  When I got back from the Navy; however, I bought a PC, because Apple at the time was doing everything in its power to be a bad company.  Then Steve Jobs returned and turned apple around.  I bought and iBook and a Mac Pro.  I even upgraded to OSX from System 9.

The problem came with usability.  There is a maxim that software sells systems.  There just was not that much software for the Mac, and hardly any games.  That has changed recently.  Support for the mac among the developers is at an all time high.

So, why buy a Mac?  Because this one has lasted 3 + years and does not look like it is slowing down at all.  With my track record with pc laptops I would have had to replace the machine at least 3 times, and I don’t buy the advertised special.  For me it is the longevity that I have experienced with my machine that keeps me a Mac user.