On the other hand, I don't not necessarily need all the bells and whistles. When I look back over the last few years of cleaning out my technology closet, I have hauled a lot of bells and whistles to the recycling center.
Yesterday Apple announced Thunderbolt a new peripheral connection technology that I guess all of us need.
No matter how much Apple thinks I need it, I will wait to see how it plays out. This past summer I bought a hard drive with eSata, Firewire 400, and Firewire 800 ports in the hopes that I could have something compatible to move files around on our home network and that it wouldn't be obsolete by the time I started using it.
We will have to see how my new drive might work with the new technology. If it doesn't work, it won't be the first time Apple has made something obsolete.
Mostly I have decided to use the "Cloud" to move things around between computers. I highly recommend Dropbox.
Likely I won't have to worry about Apple's new technology for a long time. Almost exactly a year ago I bought my wife and myself two new HP laptops. One thing is for sure Apple products haven't gotten any cheaper with this new product roll-out. While you can argue features until you turn blue in the face, my HP I7 laptop was less than one half of what Apple charges for a similar product.
I am sure the Apple product is great, but I just don't need all its features to get my job done, and it looks like to take full advantage of the new technology, you would have to spend even more money.
My knows that I am not adverse to spending money on technology. It might be an addiction for all I know, but I do try to spend wisely. I have been battling some limitations from the hosting provider on one of my websites.
This week after taking one more run at the brick wall, and even getting the support people involved, I gave up and bought a new domain at a new hosting provider.
Everything that I wanted to do worked perfectly, literally within minutes of getting the files moved. My efforts on the other site seemed to get me nowhere. Just tyring to get PHP to work so a "Email Me" form would work turned out to be a problem. However, the same form which would not work on the old side now works perfectly without any modifications on the new website.
I am also looking forward to enjoying the advantages of Wordpress running on my on site.
I am hoping it takes off just like spring is trying to do here on the Coast