iPays my money, iTakes my choice

I’m upgrading my iBook.

Kind of.

I’m actually getting a brand spanking new iBook. But I’ll be doing it in such a way that I’ll be sort of trading in my current one.

Okay, this is kind of complicated and frankly, not that interesting so feel free to click away now.

I’ve been wanting more from my iBook for a while: more speed, more space, more features. At the same time, I don’t fancy forking over the money for a brand new iBook when I already have a perfectly good, if somewhat dated, one already.

Now, Jessica would also like an iBook. She’d like to be able to do her translation work on the hoof and have fun with iPhoto when we’re on holiday. However, she also doesn’t want to fork over the money for a new iBook especially when she doesn’t need all the bells and whistles.

So I’m selling Jessica my iBook for a fraction of the cost of a new one. This money goes towards my new iBook which I am getting at a 25% discount thanks to Apple’s “Refurbished Store” (it’s a local shop for local people and it’s only open on Wednesdays).

We’re both paying just a few hundred quid. We’re both getting ice cool laptops. Not bad. There’ll probably be some tax benefits too if we can just figure out how to do it right.

My new iBook has already shipped. The hard drive is three times larger than my current model and it has a CD-burning, DVD-playing combo drive.

I still need to get an airport card and more memory, both of which I have on my current iBook and I’m passing along to Jessica.

This is all pretty exciting. I’m upgrading my iBook.

Kind of.

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Previously on this day

18 years ago I wrote J.E.R.E.M.Y.

Journeying Electronic Replicant Engineered for Mathematics and Yardwork

18 years ago I wrote FilmWise

I’ve just spent hours trying to figure out what films these invisible people are in.

18 years ago I wrote Paying lip-service to usability

Here’s an article about usability in The Guardian.