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Profound Disappointment

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Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Aug 10, 2010 at 12:39 AM



I think you’ve received excellent advice from everyone who has responded to your sincere plea for help! I will add my two cents, of course.

I felt some of the disappointment you are feeling now when I first switched to the Mac—perhaps not as intensely. I was even disappointed with Scrivener (the application that had been the primary catalyst for my switch) because I thought it would be so wonderful that my work would practically write itself! My disappointment was compounded by the fact that I had to return my new MacBook after a couple of weeks because some circuit-whosis didn’t work properly—the first time in 25 years of computer ownership I had a hardware problem with a new computer!

But I began to realize that most of the problem was that I just had unrealistic expectations—what honest CRIMPer doesn’t? This doesn’t mean there are not a lot of compromises with Mac applications. There are. But I would urge you to ask yourself this question: If I was so happy with MyInfo and UltraRecall, why did I feel the need to switch platforms? That’s what I asked myself when I got the urge to switch back.

I’ve since become enamored of my MacBook and am planning to buy a new one in a few months. In addition to the fact that the operating system is so much smoother, and getting on the Internet via wifi is always easy and seamless, I wouldn’t want to do without Scrivener, Tinderbox and MacJournal.