I tend to avoid using this blog as a “linked list”, but this story is the perfect example of what I mean when I talk about putting vintage technology to good use. Sebastian Patting, in his guest post at Low End Mac, talks about his bold decision: selling both his Intel Macs and returning to PowerPC hardware and to the good old Mac OS 9.
Back to everyday use: I found that I don’t need an Intel Mac to get my regular tasks done. That includes office work, surfing the Internet, emailing, light photo editing, MP3 and DVD playback, instant messaging, and games. Why should I buy an all new Macintosh if my old one is still just fine?
It took me a while, but finally I’ve learned to resist the “faster, higher, further” scheme of modern computing. For me, good old OS 9 gets the job done on the TiBook.
As I said, Sebastian has made a bold, drastic decision, and perhaps some people won’t understand, but I do. Reading stories like his in these gadget-frenzy times is definitely refreshing.