Now wouldn’t that be nice… Be a little tough to type though…
As technology has progressed and become easier and less expensive to build, those savings have been passed on to the consumers.
Check out the prices on some of these computers and peripherals from the 80’s and 90’s:
You know it’s true: Look around your church long enough and you are going to find someone using a computer that is older than Moses.
There is probably a church secretary out there still using Windows 98, or a maintenance guy who was unaware Apple ever upgraded beyond OS 9.
Most IT departments fall under one of three prevailing philosophies:
- Upgrade everyone as soon as possible.
- Upgrade people on some sort of time-based cycle.
- If it ain’t broke, why would you get an upgrade?
If your church is smaller, you probably operate under the third philosophy. And that is OK, there is no shame there! Until an ill-fated lightening strike a couple months ago, the computer our church used for slides was an old Win2K server. Lightening fried the logic board which paved the way to a new uni-body Mac Mini.
An act of God indeed.
Apple released two new products recently (one new one, one updated) and I’m seriously considering making the jump.
The Magic Trackpad and the new Quad-core i7 are looking mighty fine.
Thoughts? I haven’t had a desktop computer in a long time…