if you count every microprocessor, we probably have dozens, right down
to our Suunto watches. But we're talking the kind of computers that run
applications like word processing and stuff. Even then, I am almost ashamed
to admit that we have not just one, not even only two, but three computers.
love this machine! Its half-dome base sits happily on the chart
table shelf, completely stable. Its crisp, flat screen, pivoted
on a counter-balanced arm, is always floating directly in front
of me, no need for a separate stand or desk space to support it.
This is our primary machine for website development (Dreamweaver)
photos (iPhoto and Photoshop), movie creation (iMovie), DVD burning
(iDVD) and digital music (iTunes with iPods).
the applications are either seamlessly embedded in the operating
system (OSX) or work beautifully with it; no hangups, no blue screens
of death. AND, no viruses! Despite its small size, with this machine
we can easily stream digital video (captured in full resolution)
without additional hardware and have it on a CD-ROM or DVD in mpeg,
quicktime or avi format in minutes.
Titanium G4 Laptop
is my work machine. Very thin, beautifully ergonomic but maybe overpriced
(like many Apple products?). It has all my work stuff on it and
provides a backup for the iMac in case of disaster. It's a little
outdated now, but it's an old friend. It also has airport extreme,
so it can network wirelessly with our iMac from anywhere on Jocara.
Satellite Pentium PC (Bohemian Rhapsody)
is a Windows XP machine, very large, heavy, with a huge bright screen
and nicknamed the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' because of its over-the-top
deep red colour, sensual curves and built-in luxuries (Harmon Kardon
speakers, for goodness sake!). We use it because there's a lot of
software out there that doesn't support Apple OSX. We use the Bohemian
Rhapsody to operate our Radio email (Sailmail) client program (Airmail)
and to view our electronic C-map charts. Casper and Alex also love
it to play their favourite computer games and to watch movies. It
is a very fast machine, with a fabulous screen, but oh my, how I