Macbook or Macbook Pro?

Which laptop is Scrivener better run on?

Macbook
12
18%
Macbook Pro
19
29%
Either - it doesn't matter that much
34
52%
 
Total votes: 65
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:30 pm Post

You're doing this deliberately, aren't you - to confuse me and make me think I've gone senile.
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:38 pm Post

pink wrote:* Actually, to be totally accurate, *I* started off with a commodore 64.


Me too. I loved that thing - well, certain aspects of it. Old as it was it had some of the best games I've ever seen, bad graphics and all. Word processing was no picnic, though.
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:24 pm Post

I remember the heartache of typing in a game program that takes an hour or so and then when you've done the final line typing in RUN... and it not.

Or loading games from a tape.
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:53 pm Post

I started with a VIC 20. It's main use was playing Sword of Fargoal.

Auuuuugh! Loading from tape!

Then I had a 64 for a long time, my first real WP was typed in with a peripheral numeric keypad for the machine code. It was a wonderful program, SpeedScript, from Compute!'s Gazette, written by a writer.

Of course, that was when a 10 meg drive was much huger than my whole Mac G5. I have more storage with my little flash drive now.
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:55 pm Post

For those curious about the "stone knives and bearskins" age of home computing:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpeedScript

Ah, Wikipedia.
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Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:55 am Post

but the 286 in the closet needs to go to good will.

It still works...

Windows? You kidding me? Ancient DOS code... and HD... what is a Hard Drive?
The past if prologue...

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Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:10 am Post

If memory serves, my very first computer was an Apricot F1. I can't recall how we parted company though... On topic - I'd go with the MacBook Pro, if only for the keyboard. I'm not at all enamoured with Apple's latest soft-key offering, and am now searching for a decent replacement for the new iMac's wireless board. Yes, it's very pretty, but I don't get enough tactile feedback from the new style keys.
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Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:02 am Post

D`y mean it doesn`t feel the same, when you sink your claws in
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Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:12 pm Post

Foolish mancunian. I don't have claws, but some of my scales are barbed...


:mrgreen:
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Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:14 am Post

oh shit!!!
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Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:01 pm Post

werebear wrote:I started with a VIC 20.


Me too. Will never forget the day I'd finally saved enough pocket money. Plugged it all in, placed the intro tape in the cassette deck, sat back and watched a screen full of blocks, changing colour to the upbeat tones of the Can Can. Wow, what a day. 8)
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Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:24 pm Post

WOTNO long legged, jelly thighed, high kicking babes?!! jeeeezz! how much did that cost y`? :?
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Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:58 am Post

Hi werebear,

I've worked cat rescue for 25 years, and have had up to 15 cats at a time, along with kids, dogs, a rabbit, and a parrot. I'd be glad to help out.


You need help! You're not a well person. But I really admire what you are doing.

I've been married for 43 years - everyone of them as a member of staff of one of my wife's cats. Cleaning, vets, playing, cuddling, patting and hour after hour obliging my cat master or mistress with my lap. Half my bl*%#$@y life wasted in the non-paid job of cat-lover. Completely beyond help. Maybe when I come back I'll be one. You too?

Apparently lots of writers have cats. Means nothing, of course, but it helps to know that.

:D
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Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:04 am Post

Lord Lightning
Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:58 am Post subject: Cats
Hi werebear,

[Quote] "Apparently lots of writers have cats. Means nothing, of course, but it helps to know that."[end quote]

My Lord Lightning,
At last! Before me lies a golden opportunity, to do something for a man, who`s always looking after the interests of the rest of Scrivener`s crew.

My Lord, a quiet word, if you will: To suggest to this bunch of miscreant cat owning, `writers`, that it, "Means nothing", is akin to inviting them all to defecate, in you lap, which, they will, verbally, rest assured.

The ensuing grovelling apology from you, will probably suffice, in assuaging their sense of outrage. :evil:

My Lord,
I am, as always,
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Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:33 am Post

My Lord Lightning,
Twas woefully remiss of me, in my earlier electronic communiqué, not to have introduced you to, `Pink`, a turpitude marinated, fellow Antipodean.

My Lord, this is Pink.

Pink, Meet LORD Lightning ( y,know! Lord! as in aristocracy! So try and watch you mouth, I know it`s hard for y, but just try).

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Vic
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